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Centre of the ancient world for 500 years, home of the Catholic Church for almost two millennia and now the capital of modern Italy, Rome has forgotten more history then most other cities can remember. Its bustling streets and graceful piazzas have been embellished with the treasures of Roman emperors, Renaissance popes and some of the greatest artists the world has known. A lifetime would not be long enough to do Rome justice.

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Villa Borghese Gardens

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Villa Borghese Gardens

Home of great attractions, romantic walkways and botanical gardens

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The Villa Borghese Gardens is a large park in the city, which includes a lake, lush green grasses, museums and several other attractions. The gardens were developed for the Villa Borghese Pinciana and built by the architect Flaminio Ponzio. Today, the gardens remain as they were in the early 1800s.

The Villa Borghese Gardens offers a quiet rest from the busy city. Visitors will enjoy its small temple located in its center, the garden’s many fountains and statues, its botanical gardens on Janiculum Hill’s slopes, and relaxing on one of the stone benches by the water’s edge. Families will be happy to find the Museo di Zoologia, refreshment stands, rides for the children, boat rentals, and events that take place during the year.

Villa Borghese Gardens
Villa Borghese Gardens, Piazza di Siena , Rome
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