Built by architect Flaminio Ponzio in the 17th century, Villa Borghese was once the private suburban estate of Scipione Borghese, a prominent cardinal and an avid art collector. This estate on the edge of Rome includes a villa with an extensive art collection that Borghese assembled over several decades. The sprawling estate covers about 80 hectares (200 acres) and includes one of Rome's most celebrated parks and landscape gardens. Designed in the naturalistic English manner and developed from sketches drawn by Borghese himself, the well-maintained gardens now attract art lovers, walkers, cyclists, and picnickers. You can rent bicycles at several points around the park. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Villa Borghese and many more Rome attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Rome day trip planner .
Tours to Villa Borghese
Papal Audience Ticket at Vatican City BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $39
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
Rome in a Day E-Bike Tour with Typical Italian Lunch & Gelato BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $111
Duration: 7 hours
Rome Segway Tour: Villa Borghese BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $84
Duration: 3 hours
Villa Borghese Reviews
We enjoyed the few hours of kill time relaxing here prior to our departure from Rome. A great place to settle the feelings and emotions of Rome prior to leaving. more »
This was a real find for me in Rome. You have to book in advance as only a set amount of people are let in per day at any particular time. ( 2 hours each). This means that you have lots of time and sp... more »
Such a fun park! It is a wide open park near the top of the hill with a lot of things to do like museums, a zoo, places to eat, ruins to see, and a lot of walking too. The park is beautiful and definitely worth a visit. There are a lot of stations that rent out bicycles and karts and I would highly recommend you rent them. The costs are not much. 12€ for one hour for a two seater. The park is vast and you will need these bikes to cover all the grounds. In fact, we rented it for 1 hour and only saw maybe 3/4 of the entire area. Maybe less! Also, it is loads of fun. There are shaded areas too because of all the trees so no worries visiting it in the mid day. Also, spectacular views overlooking Rome. Definitely check this park out if you have time to spare in Rome!!
Big park, best thing to see is the lake. Can rent golf carts/ bikes/ bicycles, quad cycles in order to cover more ground faster. Super annoying people force you to take flowers and bracelets for "free" and than asks for donations. Once you refuse to give them any money they will take back those "free" items. Just push them away and ignore them!
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