- entrances at Piazzale San Paolo del Brasile, Piazzale Flaminio, Via Pinciana, Via Raimondi
Lonely Planet review for Villa Borghese
Locals, lovers, tourists, joggers – no one can help heeding the call of this ravishing park just north of the historic centre. Originally the grounds of Cardinal Scipione Borghese’s 17th-century residence, the park has various museums and galleries, as well as other attractions such as the 18th-century Giardino del Lago and Piazza di Siena, an amphitheatre used for Rome’s top equestrian event in May. Near the Piazzale San Paolo del Brasile entrance, the Cinema dei Piccoli is the world’s smallest cinema.
Bike hire is available at various points, including Via delle Belle Arti, for about €5/15 per hour/day.