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5 must-sees in the Villa Borghese

Rome's Villa Borghese Gardens provide a holiday within a holiday! Once built as the grounds of an opulent estate, the large park boasts multiple attractions, including one of Italy's leading art galleries! Here's what to see and do on your visit.

Galleria Borghese

The Borghese Gallery is the grounds' premier attraction, boasting masterpieces from Raphael, Bernini, and Caravaggio, among many others.

Cinema Dei Piccoli

This quaint oddity at the park's southeasternmost entrance is the world's smallest purpose-built cinema! With just 63 seats, it screens kids movies most afternoons.

Globe Theatre

An exact replica of Shakespeare's famous Globe Theatre in London. The Bard's plays are performed only in Italian, but you can't understand them in English anyway, right?

Lake Garden

On a sunny day there are few better things to do in Rome than feed the birds or row a rented boat around the Villa's beautifully landscaped Lake Garden.

Bioparco di Roma

Rome's zoo and biopark can be found at the north of the gardens. Highlights include a giraffe terrace, where visitors can meet the lanky beasts face-to-face!

Villa Borghese: Our Tips

What are the opening times?

The Galleria Borghese is open from 8:30AM to 7:30PM Tuesday to Sunday. It is closed every Monday, as well as December 25th and January 1st. Book tickets in advance to beat the queues!

How to get there?

The Borghese Gardens lie to the immediate north of Spagna metro station on Line A. Follow the eastern border of the park to find the museum and gallery.

Good to Know

  • When to visit
    The Galleria is open 8:30AM to 7:30PM Tuesday through Sunday. Closed Mondays, Christmas and New Year's Day.
  • What is the price?
    Adult tickets to the Galleria Borghese are €11.00. Several discount options are available. The park is free.
  • Will I need a guide?
    Galleria audioguides are available in several langages for €5. Several garden tours are also available!
  • How to get there
    This attraction is immediately north of the Spagna metro station, or east of the Flaminio metro station.
  • Additional tips
    ** Only 360 visitors are allowed into the Galleria every 2 hours, and visit time slots are strictly enforced! * Bags and large items must be checked when you enter the Galleria.*

What People Are Saying About Villa Borghese

A great experience that's well worth doing

A great Segway experience with Olef. Taught us to ride the Segway then expertly guided us around the amazing city of Rome. His knowledge of Rome is to be applauded and his delivery was great too. A really great and fun way to see thus amazing city.

Brilliant fun at the same time as being informative!

I have to say this was my absolute favourite part of my weekend break in Rome. Take a few mins to get used to it....but follow their instructions and you'll up and running sooner than you think. Santi - the guy/guide who took us round for the tour - was absolutely brilliant! Well informed and not too detailed to bore you to tears. Kept us moving along and chatting as we went. We covered so much ground over the course of the 3 hours on the Segway (was great fun whizzing past everyone else walking miles by foot!) Which allowed us to briefly see lots of the main sights, take photos and help us decide which ones to go back and visit in more detail/pay to get into (eg the colosseum) later in the weekend. I'd recommend doing this tour right at the start of your stay to get the most benefit. Segway and Santi are FAR FAR better than doing the open top bus tours which whizz past everything at speed and spend ages sat at bus stops :( DO IT!! You won't be disappointed

absolutely fasinating tour, so much to take in. Lovely venue

This was a fantastic experience all made by the excellent guide Rebecca who was so knowledgeable and enthusiastic about the subject matter. Rebecca is a credit to your organisation and hopefully we will meet her again. Martin & Anne.

Unexpectedly the most interesting part of our trip.

Our tour guide Louise Kennedy was so passionate about what she was explaining to us. She made the whole tour feel like a story where we really got to know the lives of the people mentioned, not just about their work. Unlike other guided tours we have been on, there was not any point where we felt ourselves zoning out. The whole experience was extremely enjoyable. The Borghese Museum was not originally at the top of my list of sightseeing to do in Rome, but I would now definitely recommend it to others. Most definitely worth the price.
Skip the Line: Borghese Gallery and Gardens Half-Day Tour Reviewed by a GetYourGuide Customer, 08/15/2016

Excellent guide of a spectular collection of art!

Anna was just the perfect guide - knowledgeable, excellent command of the interpretation of the works and their history, and I would recommend her to everyone! The Gallery itself, was filled with exquisite pieces - and the sculptures were just amazing.
Rome: 3-Hour Borghese Gallery Small Group Tour Reviewed by Bren, 08/12/2016

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