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Amazing Things to See in and Around the Villa Borghese

The giant park of Villa Borghese has always been dear to the Roman people as the Borghese family opened their estate on Sundays and holidays. It is a green paradise overlooking the city, a respite from chaotic Rome, a truly authentic Italian experience.

View Rome From the Pincian Hill

From the heights of "Pinicio" you can gaze upon a most romantic view of the Eternal City. You can even see Vatican City and St. Peter's Basilica!

Rent A Bike

At 148 acres, Villa Borghese is quite an expansive park. To see it all (in style) best rent yourself a bike! They cost around €4 for an hour, or €10 for the day.

See One of the Many Fountains

There are 12 fountains throughout the park, some modern, some ancient. The sound of running water from a fountain was thought to be calming by the Romans.

Visit Galleria Borghese

The Borghese Gallery consists of 20 rooms across two floors. Some of the most magnificent pieces are 17th century sculptures created specifically for the spaces they occupy.

Admire the Temple of Asclepius

Situated on the lake is a 19th century temple devoted to the Greek god of health and healing. It was inspired by a similar temple in the Stourhead Gardens of Wiltshire, England.

Our insider tips

Book In Advance

Tickets for the museum are always sold out, so they must be purchased at least two weeks prior. Booking by telephone avoids a reservation fee that the online ticketing service charges.

Be On Time

Arrive early, because entry times to the museum are strictly followed. Expect the staff to keep you on your two hour time limit moving from room to room.

How To Get There

The main entrance to the park is at Piazzale Flaminio near Piazza del Popolo just North of central Rome. Take the metro to Spagna or Flaminio station.

Good to know

  • When should I visit?
    The Galleria is open 8:30AM to 7:30PM Tuesday through Sunday. Closed Mondays, Christmas and New Year's Day.
  • Is it expensive?
    11 Euros
  • Will I need a guide?
    Not necessary, but recommended!
  • How to get there
    Take the metro to Spangna or Flaminio, or simply walk from the Spanish Steps.
  • Additional information

    • If you have kids, be sure to take them to the puppet theater near the entrance at Piazzo del Popolo!

What people are saying about Borghese Gardens

Overall rating
4.4 / 5
based on 4,865 reviews

Enthusiastic, interesting and knowledgeable guide

Emiliano was wonderfu!. He is passionate and enthusiastic about the art. His tour was extremely interesting. He pointed out things I would not have noticed. We feel very lucky to have been placed with him. True highlight of our trip.

The guided tour alone was worth a visit to Rome!

We enjoyed the tour with our guide Lorenzo very much! His enthusiasm and passion for the works of art shown in the Villa Borghese has been conveyed to us. We do highly recommend this tour, especially guided by Lorenzo,

Excellent, extremely knowledgeable guide, Felix.

The museum is a treasure in itself, but with a fun, well informed guide, the experience is remarkable!

Lorenzo is excellent Guide with superb knowledge and a sense of humour

Lorenzo is excellent Guide with superb knowledge and a sense of humour. He really brought the gallery to life. Your team handling arrivals were great too!

A must see if you like Art and Sculpture

We really enjoyed our visit, an added bonus was that we didn't realise there was a tour included which was excellent...you have to have a tour guide to appreciate what you're looking at...a great experience!

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