The Villa Borghese of Rome is one of the largest urban parks in Europe. The State acquired the gardens from the Borghese family in 1901 and opened them to the public on 12 July 1903.
What differentiates the Villa Borghese from other large parks such as Hyde Park or Central Park is the perfect combination between nature and Roman art. In its gardens you will find buildings, sculptures, monuments and fountains created at different times by famous artists.
If you have enough time in Rome, travel with children or are looking for a little relaxation, the Villa Borghese is a mandatory stop in your itinerary.
If you want to tour the Villa Borghese and take advantage of the time to do some exercise, it is possible to rent rollerblades, bicycles and other forms of transportation at the main gates.
The park is located north of the Spanish Steps.
Metro: Spagna or Flaminio, line A (red).
Bus: Lines 49, 88, 95, 490, and 495.