Rome

Villa Borghese in Rome

Villa Borghese is a Roman park located on Pincho Hill. At the beginning of the 17th century, on the territory of former vineyards, Cardinal Scipio Borghese ordered the park to be laid out and decorated with antique statues. The villa was built in the park by the architect Flaminio Poncio according to the sketches of Cardinal Borghese himself.

Today, this landscaped park, executed in the English manner, occupies the third place in Italy in its area.

In the 18th century, an artificial lake with an island was laid out in the center of the park. A temple was built on the island to the god of healing. In 1903, the park was presented to the city. From Rome, Villa Borghese can be reached by the steps of another attraction - the Spanish Steps. The second main entrance is located in Piazza del Popolo. Today, all 80 hectares of the park are open to visitors. Beautiful sculptures and monuments, various pavilions and fountains are adjacent to green Italian pines (pines), thick laurels and high magnolias. In addition, the park of Villa Borghese has playgrounds, public telephones, toilets and cafes. At the bike rental point you can rent a four-wheeled bicycle or a golf car for a more dynamic walk in the park.

The buildings scattered throughout the park include the City Zoological Museum, the zoo, the Botanical Garden, the National Gallery of Modern Art, and the National Etruscan Museum. Equestrian exhibitions and parades are held annually on Siena Square. The Borghese art gallery exhibits a rich collection of sculptures, paintings and other works of art that previously belonged to the Borghese family.

Among the exhibits are works by Bernini, paintings by Botticelli, Raphael, Titian. In the National Gallery you can find out about the main artistic directions of the 19-20 centuries. This famous art museum consists of 75 halls, in which more than 5 thousand exhibits are exhibited. Villa Julia houses the National Museum, which features a large collection of Etruscan art.

Park Villa Borghese is a favorite vacation spot for both guests and residents of Rome. It will give you the opportunity to relax from the bustle of the city center. From the observation deck of the park offers a beautiful panorama of Rome and a view of the Piazza del Popolo.

Watch the video: Visit to Villa Borghese Gardens: Best Things to Do During Your Roman Holiday (February 2020).

Loading...

Popular Posts

Category Rome, Next Article

Jena - an ancient city in Thuringia
Germany

Jena - an ancient city in Thuringia

Optics, glass and light: the great scientists Karl Zeiss, Otto Schott and Ernst Abbe in the second half of the XIX century turned Jena into one of the leading industrial centers in Germany. This provided the city with not only the laurels of the industrial center, but also the status of the city of science. The glorious past and present of the city are told by numerous museums in Jena.
Read More
Munich Starkbierfest Beer Festival 2014
Germany

Munich Starkbierfest Beer Festival 2014

Starkbirfest - another "beer" holiday - not too famous, but beloved by the Munich team. This is a strong beer festival. The custom to brew such a drink came from medieval monastic cloisters - beer helped the brethren survive the difficult time of fasting. 2014 Starkbierfest Beer Festival in Munich. (Photo by Lederon) Munich Oktoberfest is known to everyone.
Read More
Spreewald
Germany

Spreewald

Spreewald is a protected area in the state of Brandenburg. The unique river reserve is called "German Venice". The main goal of travelers is Lede village. Spreewald - "German Venice", photo Alex Location of Spreewald Spreewald is a protected area in the state of Brandenburg. This beautiful region is located 100 km southeast of the capital of Germany.
Read More
Rhine Energy Stadium
Germany

Rhine Energy Stadium

In 2006, as part of the World Cup, the Rhine Energy Stadium hosted 4 matches of the group stage and one match of the 1/8 finals. Rhine Energy Stadium The Bundesliga team FC Köln is training at the RheinEnergieStadion stadium. Previously, red and white trained at the Müngersdorfer stadium, built in 1975.
Read More