Borghese Gardens

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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.

  • 1. 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!

  • 2. 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.

  • 3. 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.

  • 4. 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.

  • 5. 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.

Planning Your Visit

  • 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!

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What people are saying about Borghese Gardens

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 4,791 reviews

Definitely worth the visit, it is an exquisite museum of sculptures and paintings. not big, designed for a two hour visit. Everything fine with our reservation and tickets.

incredible gallery with ingenious exhibition and stylization. definitely a highlight. we recommend to take an earlier tour as there will not be as many people then

The process was easy and the lady with whom I got the ticket was super friendly. The museum is a must-visit attraction in Rome.

From booking to walking in through the museum entrance Get Your Guide kept me up to date with all the required informaiton.

Robert was an excellent tour guide! Very knowledgeable and engaging throughout the tour.