Villa Borghese, a huge touristic attraction in Rome, is surrounded by the most important park in the capital of Italy. Villa Borghese Park (or Gardens) is located in the Northeastern side of the historic centre of the city and offers a superb retreat for locals and tourists alike and a much appreciated place to relax and enjoy nature and outdoors, in the historic atmosphere which reigns in this part of Rome.
Get to know Villa Borghese Park:
The largest, the most famous and the most beautiful park in Rome is the one surrounding Villa Borghese.
The park was designed by the order of Cardinal Scipione Borghese in 1605, on an area where a vineyard used to be. Over the years, the initial landscape was improved, with the creation of an artificial lake (18th century) and the construction of a miniature Ionic temple, on an island, as last and most important addition to the initial concept.
The park was opened to the public in 1903 and this was the first time that common people of Rome were able to admire the statues, the fountains, and the exquisite overall aspect of this park.
There are several museums, a zoological garden as well as a botanical garden spread in the garden. In order to view most or the most important of them, one has to plan his visit in advance.
Good to know about Villa Borghese Park:
It is located north from the Spanish Steps.
Apart from visiting the monuments, one will have a great time making a picnic in the park.
According to locals, renting a bike is perfect for exploring the Villa Borghese Park.
Villa Giulia as well as the Borghese Gallery are two absolutely musts for any first-time visitors in the garden.
The best place to eat in the park must be Casina Valadier, whre the prices are a bit high, but everybody agrrees that the food and the services are worth the prices.
Book your tour to Galleria Borghese in advance!
What to see near the Villa Borghese Park:
Rome is rich in attractions of all kinds. Nearest to Villa Borghese is the “Piazza del Popolo”, where one may also find an entrance to the park.
Also, another absolute favorite of tourists and locals alike are the Pincio Gardens, dating from the 19th century, separated from the Vila Borghese Gardens by walls which date many centuries back.
Piazza di Spagna is very close to the park and makes an important touristic attraction due to its beautiful design and popularity among tourists. It is the location of the Spanish steps, as well as of an ancient church and of an obelisk.
Address: Via Prenestina, 685 00155 Rome