Villa Borghese

sights / Parks & gardens

Villa Borghese information

Rome , Italy
entrances at Piazzale San Paolo del Brasile, Piazzale Flaminio, Via Pinciana, Via Raimondo, Largo Pablo Picasso
Getting there
Bus: Porta Pinciana
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Locals, lovers, tourists, joggers – no one can resist the lure of Rome's most celebrated park. Originally the 17th-century estate of Cardinal Scipione Borghese, it covers about 80 hectares of wooded glades, gardens and grassy banks. Among its attractions are several excellent museums, the landscaped Giardino del Lago , and Piazza di Siena , a dusty arena used for Rome’s top equestrian event in May.

Film buffs should head to the area around the Piazzale San Paolo del Brasile entrance, where the Casa del Cinema hosts regular film-related events, and the Cinema dei Piccoli is the world’s smallest cinema.

Bike hire is available at various points, including Largo Pablo Picasso, for €5/15 per hour/day.