Villa Borghese - Villa Borghese information and pictures

Villa Borghese is a large public park in modern Rome. Built in 1605 to be a private park of the Borghese family it became a government property in 1901 and was open to the public.

The park houses several museums, a zoo, an artificial lake, a riding school, an amphitheater, and numerous fountains and statues including those of Byron, Victor Hugo and Goethe. Villa Borghese is like the Central Park of Rome.

Villa Borghese is now home of the Galleria and Museo Borghese (Museo e Galleria Borghese) and houses important art collection including works of Bernini’s “Apollo and Daphne”, Raphael, Titian and Rubens.

The artificial lake in the park has a temple dedicated to Aesculapius – the god of health. The temple is built on the island and was designed by Antonio Asprucci with beautiful Ionic columns.

Where is Villa Borghese: Villa Borghese is spread out on large grounds and has numerous entrances.

How to get to Villa Borghese: By Metro line A to Flaminio station.

Opening Hours for Museo e Galleria Borghese: Tuesday to Sunday from 9 AM to 7 PM.
Temple of Diana Villa Borghese Rome
Temple of Diana, Villa Borghese, Rome

Villa Borghese Rome
Museo e Galleria Borghese, Rome

Temple of Aesculapius Villa Borghese Rome
Temple of Aesculapius, Villa Borghese, Rome

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