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Review of Villa Borghese

Villa Borghese
Ranked #95 of 2,034 things to do in Rome
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities
Reviewed 31 May 2018

We visited Rome a few years back and saw the Colosseum, Forum, Palatine Hills, Vatican Museum, St Peter's, Pantheon, Trevi, etc. so we were looking for a less touristy place to go prior to starting a Rick Steves southern Italy tour. The Villa Borghese was a great choice. The main challenge is that you MUST book your 2 hour visit at least 6 weeks prior as the gallery limits the amount of visitors (which actually made our visit quite pleasant). We were unable to get the 3 o'clock reservation even 7 weeks ahead so we opted for the 5 o'clock to 7 o'clock slot which actually worked out quite well. Enjoyed walking around the gardens prior to our gallery visit. We recommend arriving at least 30 minutes prior to your reservation and be sure to pick up an audio guide as the explanations are why you're visiting. Stayed the full 2 hours with plenty of time to go back and take photos as the gallery emptied. Out before dark in plenty of time to catch a taxi back to dinner in our Trevestere hotel neighborhood.

Thank JMI720
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Reviewed 30 May 2018

This was an amazing, chilled out place to wander around, there was so much to see and not to many people. My husband and I loved the beauty of this place and the different things for all ages to do. The only downfall was the "Roman soldiers " in cheap costumes attempting to be entertaining and having to pay one euro to use the loo.

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Reviewed 29 May 2018 via mobile

Peaceful green oasis in the middle of busy noisy Rome. Wonderful place to spend a couple of hours strolling around and generally chilling out.

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Reviewed 27 May 2018 via mobile

A great place for a few hours strolling around and there’s Plenty of shade, lots going on, a bar, a cafe and you can rent bikes/ segways/ Golf buggy’s etc! Be sure to see the turtle lake.

Thank Andy H
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Reviewed 24 May 2018 via mobile

We walked it and by now are used to that. So walked through the trees for about an hour. Museum was full for the day so rode bikes around the park. Lovely and peaceful away from city noises.

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