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Villa Borghese in Rome

Villa Borghese is a magnificent landscape park in the English style, a popular place for walks and picnics in Rome. Also here is the museum with the incredible collection of art.

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Villa Borghese

#1 of 62 places to visit in Rome
At the beginning of the 17th century Cardinal Scipione Borghese decided to build the great park with the antique sculptures on the Pincho hill.

How to get here


You can climb up the Spanish Steps or you can take a walk from the del Popono square. Also you can take the bus # 5, 19, 52, 53, 63, 86, 88, 92, 95, 116, 204, 217, 231, 360, 490, 495, 630, 910, 926.

If you want to get the park by the subway, you need the Spagna station (line A).

Tickets to Borghese Gallery


Villa Borghese is the public park, and the entrance is for free. You need to pay only for visiting the museums, located here. The most well-known of them is the Borghese Gallery with the cardinal's incredible collection of art.

The Borghese Gallery from the outside
Photo: the Borghese Gallery from the outside, © Zoltan Herold

The tickets to the Gallery cost €15 for adults and €2 for children. You can buy them on the official website.

Inside the Borghese Gallery
Photo: inside the Borghese Gallery, © Elizabeth Rosalyn

Other places to visit here


Besides the main gallery, here you will find the National Gallery of Modern Art, The Villa Giulia, the Villa Medici and the Globus Theatre, specializing on the Shakespeare's novels.

Borghese park
Photo: The Villa Borghese's park, © Harvey Barrison

Also you can just walk here in the park, enjoying the fresh air, or take a boat on the lake, or even see the green parrots. Walk by feet or rent a bike or a segway.

Things to do here 5

Have a picnic in the Villa Borghese in Rome
Nika Have a picnic in the Villa Borghese#17 of 62 things to do in Rome

Take a delicious Italian meal, a bottle of wine and have a rest under the shade of the trees, enjoying the peace and quiet.

How much: free#free#nature#romanticVilla Borghese
Explore Villa Borghese in the quadricycle in Rome
oddviser Explore Villa Borghese in the quadricycle#25 of 62 things to do in Rome

Get a charge of vivacity with a ride on the Villa Borghese in the quadricycle.

How much: from 12 euros#active#strollingVilla Borghese
See the sunset from the Pincian Hill in Rome
Darina See the sunset from the Pincian Hill#47 of 62 things to do in Rome

The observation deck here on the Pinncian hill in the Villa Borghese park offers the great views of the evening Rome.

How much: free#free#strolling#viewsVilla Borghese
To boat around the Temple of Asclepius in Rome
oddviser To boat around the Temple of Asclepius#50 of 62 things to do in Rome

In the Villa Borghese's park here is the man-made lake and the temple in the center of it.

How much: price unknown#kids#relax#strollingVilla Borghese
See the racehorses show in Rome
oddviser See the racehorses show#58 of 62 things to do in Rome

Fans of horse contests should visit Rome in May to see competitions of racehorses. One of the greatest in Europe.

How much: free#showsVilla Borghese
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from 9:00 am to 7:00 pm

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