Villa Borghese is the third largest public park in Rome (80 hectares).
The Villa and its park were designed in 1605 for Cardinal Scipione Borghese, nephew of Pope Paul V.
Within its 4 mile circumference it hosts museums and galleries, a zoo (Bioparco), a riding school, an artificial lake, foreign academies and schools of archeology, fountains and an aviary.
In the 19th century Prince Camillo Borghese assembled the family’s art collection in the Casino Borghese, now the home of the Borghese Gallery.
In 1901 the park became the property of the Italian state and two years later was given to the public.
There are several ways to get into the park: a monumental entrance on Piazzale Flaminio, from Porta Pinciana at the end of Via Veneto, and from the Pincio garden.
Overlooking Piazza del Popolo and now an integral part of the Villa Borghese , the Pincio is one of the oldest garden in Rome. The present layout was designed by Giuseppe Valadier in 1814. The garden is best known for its view of the Vatican at sunset.
Other sights worth looking out for are the piazza di Siena, an elegantly-shaped hippodrome and the pretty Giardino del Lago, a small lake with rowing boats.
Today the Borghese garden is a popular spot for jogging, picnicking and dog-walking.
– Villa Borghese e Zoo
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