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Address: P.zzale del Museo Borghese, 00155 Rome, Italy
Phone Number:
+39 06 2258 2330
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes

Famous villa constructed at the beginning of the 17th century for Cardinal...

Famous villa constructed at the beginning of the 17th century for Cardinal Scipione Caffarelli Borghese, nephew of Pope Paul V, which is surrounded by one of the largest and most beautiful public parks in Rome.

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We visited last year took a tour and discovered we were the only ones showing up, so we have a private tour. Go Sunday

We visited last year took a tour and discovered we were the only ones showing up, so we have a private tour. Go Sunday morning if possible, less crowded If you have time... read more

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New York City, New York
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We visited last year took a tour and discovered we were the only ones showing up, so we have a private tour. Go Sunday morning if possible, less crowded If you have time definitely see some of the gardens too. Breathtaking ancient stone sculptures inside and out.

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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Every room more spectacular than the next filled with classic paintings, frescoes, etc. They limit crowds by having scheduled viewing times every 2 hours; this is great as you can really see and get close to the pieces. There is very little historic info offered for the pieces, so having a guide might be a good idea. I rented an... More 

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Eden Prairie, Minnesota
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We walked the park and Villa grounds on a Sunday afternoon. There were musicians, artists and almost a fair like atmosphere. Many families and locals out with children and many activities..

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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We have been bit unlucky because of the weather... rain on and off. Highly recommended for a pic-nic!

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is where you get the classic panorama of Rome that's known the world over. Can't picture it in your mind? Once you get there, you'll say "Oh yeah.....this is in every Italian movie and tour book". Worth the walk as is the walk through the park. Go check it out on Sunday when the locals and their families are... More 

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

If you are a true art lover who has been dismayed and disappointed by the sardine like crowds of the very popular Vatican Museum, then this place is for you. You must buy tickets beforehand for a timed entry which limits visitors, thus allowing you to have a wonderful experience of truly appreciating the art. We were in the wonderful... More 

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Tel Aviv District, Israel
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

To me, if there are 2 places where you can see the art treasures of the Romans, they are the Vatican and Villa Borghese. Some spectacular sculptures, some more famous (such as the Lupa Capitolina feeding Romus and Remus) and some less famous, but no less beautiful. Tickets must be booked online. They limit the entrance to a number of... More 

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Villa Borghese is a must when the sun is shining! I would highly recommend visiting when you have plenty of time and you're not in a rush. Take a picnic and sit looking over Rome, in one of the many grassy areas or overlooking the museum. It really is beautiful. I really recommend hiring bikes or something similar as well.... More 

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Upper Saddle River, New Jersey
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Our family spent an afternoon in the Borghese Gardens at the top of the Via Venneto in April. It reminded us a little of Central Park in NYC. There were plenty of local residents who had their families there for a nice afternoon. It had plenty of green space to let the kids run. It also had a playground with... More 

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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Pro tip - either go a few days prior to your visit to buy tickets for the Borghese Gallery or reserve them online. We went there last Friday (14th) expecting a long queue but ready to face up to a few hours of waiting time - pretty much what happens at the Vatican or the Coliseum. But no, things don't... More 

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