Villa Borghese gardens - Rome

Located north of the Spanish Steps, Villa Borghese is a large landscape garden in Rome, originally built for the Villa Borghese Pinciana (now the Borghese Gallery) by architect Flamino Ponzio. The gardens were remade in their present naturalistic English manner during the early 19th century. As the second largest public park in Rome after that of the Villa Doria Pamphili, the Villa Borghese is the site of museums, including the Galleria Borghese - housed in the Villa Borghese itself-, the Villa Giulia which was originally built to serve as a summer residence for Pope Julius III and now serves as the location of the Etruscan museum and last but not least the Villa Medici, which contains the French Academy in Rome. There are also further attractions including a botanical garden and the beautiful Piazza di Siena, an amphitheatre which annually hosts the world-famous equestrian show, the Concorso Ippico Internazionale - now in its 79th year. On a sunny day, a stroll around this picturesque park is certainly a relaxing and enjoyable way to find refuge from the hectic Roman streets!


Open daily. April - September: 7 am - 7 pm. October - March: 7 am - 5 pm.


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Address : Via dell'Uccelliera, 35 197 Rome Italy

Subway : Metro A : Spagna

Bus : Bus : C3, M, 38, 52, 53, 80, 88, 95, 116, 120, 150, 217, 360, 490, 491, 495, 910. Tram 3, 19 : Bioparko

Phone : +39 0682059127

Fax : +39 0685304242

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