This beautiful park was once the playground of one of Rome’s foremost and most powerful families, the Borghese. Opened to the public since 1903 when the Rome City Council bought the gardens, they’re a verdant, bucolic place to breathe. Full of huge trees dappling the sunlight, there are still the many sculptures from the Borghese era lining the walkways.
You can either choose to wander, picnic, rent bikes and even glide around on a Segway. But the gardens’ magnificent centerpiece is the Galleria Borghese, built by the immensely powerful Cardinal Borghese to house his spectacular art collection. Not only is it a fantastically glorious baroque building, but you’ll find masterpieces by Bernini, Titian and Caravaggio, and spectacular Roman mosaic floors. To visit the gallery you’ll need a reservation so ask our concierge to make one for you in advance of your arrival.
Other splendours in the park include a replica of Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre, as well as the extraordinary historic collection of the Etruscan museum and the modern art collection of the Galleria Nazionale d’Arte Moderna.
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