Villa Borghese, Rome

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    Sea horses at Villa Borghese
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    Villa Borghese - Piazza Bucarest

    by icunme Updated Apr 21, 2006

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    Casina Valadier is located here in this Piazza on the Pincio hill. But this Villa Borghese area with its many busts should be a destination unto its own. It is also located beside one of the most spectacular vistas overlooking Piazza Popolo. Because the Pincio was decorated with busts of famous Italians, many busts were added in the new alley to smooth the transition between the two gardens. These busts constitute a nightmare for the maintenance of the park as their noses are a prime target of vandals.

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    Rock Fountain in Villa Borghese

    by icunme Updated Jul 19, 2006

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    Walking into Villa Borghese from the Piazza Flamini arch you will come to this lovely free flowing rock fountain. Yet another "secret of Villa Borghese" - it is found on Via Fiorello la Guardia and very close to the Museo Carlo Bilotti. Photos from each vantage point reveal a different flow and form.
    I haven't been able to locate anything about this lovely fountain so if anyone has information regarding this fountain - its name, history, etc - please send it along to me.

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    Villa Borghese - Galleria Borghese

    by gasca Written Nov 6, 2005

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    Galleria Borghese

    Just follow Viale del Museo Borghese till you reach Galleria Borghese.

    Once's Scipione House, it contains works by Bernini, Caravaggio and some statues.
    You must book tickets in advance, you cannot enter with bags, cameras, anything..so it's a total disaster, so I took a picture and followed the path.

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    Villa Borghese - Introduction

    by gasca Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Villa Borghese

    If you need to forget about the noise and dust of the city lead yourself to this wonderful park for one day.

    You can stop in Barberini Line A metro station or Spagna. In both stations get Via Sistina and from there get Via Franceso Crispi till you get Via Veneto, then crossing the Aurelian Wall and you will be inside the park.

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    Villa Borghese

    by Gloke Written Apr 10, 2006

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    Just relaxing

    After visiting the Vatican city and after a few days of walking around in busy busy Rome we wanted to go and walk around somewhere where it was more quiet then the centre itself. We found Villa Borghese on our map and saw that there was a nice park next to it. The weather was nice and there were lots of people just walking around in the park. It's not a place most tourists go as we did not see too many of them, just young couples strolling in the park and some joggers and elderly people. If you want to get out of the city for a few hours, do go there as it was a beautifull spot. There also is a place where you can have a drink or something to eat in the middle of the park.

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    At Villa Borghese

    by alza Updated Oct 26, 2010

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    Text will follow soon.

    Photo 1: Fountain of the Sea Horses by Christopher Unterberger

    Photo 2: Gryphon on a small fountain, as I came out of Galleria Borhese

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    Villa Borghese - Bioparco

    by gasca Written Nov 6, 2005

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    An exotical bird just before the entrance

    Turn left and at the end you will find Bioparco, a special zoo of local species and exotic animals designed for children.

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    Villa Borghese - Boat ride finds lake islands

    by icunme Updated Apr 20, 2006

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    Row in the Lake and discover hidden islands

    Small rowboats are avaialbe for rent on the Villa Borghese Tempio Esculpio and you will find many hidden islands and fountains in the lake. Click photo to see full view.***

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    Villa Borghese - Giardino del Lago

    by gasca Written Nov 6, 2005

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    Lake at Villa Borghese
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    From Bioparco, follow a narrow path that will lead you to a former amphitheatre now used for equestrian events and a little later, you'll reach at right a romantic lake next to Templo di Esculapio.

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    Villa Borghese - La Casina dell'Orologgio

    by gasca Updated Nov 6, 2005

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    La casina dell'Orologio

    Returning to the main path you will find this romanttic restaurant perfect for a rest after your tour!

    The place is nicer than it appears on picture.

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