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Villa Borghese Walking Tour

Benefit: Walking Tour with Professional Guide & Headsets (Booking Required)
Regular Price: Adult GBP 19.85; Child GBP 19.85
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Attraction Highlights

  • Explore ""the green heart"" of the city of Rome
  • Find out the history of the Borghese Gallery, the first contemporary museum
  • Relax in the park pampered by its timeless plants and evergreen trees
  • Discover with your guide the three fences and the secrets gardens
  • Breathe the Villa Borghese history
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Walking Tour with Professional Guide & Headsets (Booking Required)


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Important Notes
  • Small Group - Max 10 Participants
  • ID card is mandatory for children under 18 years old.
  • Report at the Meeting Point at least 15 minutes before the timeslot selected.
  • Comfortable shoes are recommended.

  • All participants who are over 12 years old must present one of the following
  • Proof of full vaccination
  • Proof of first vaccination administered at least 15 days ago
  • Proof of a COVID-19 infection in the past 6 months
  • Proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken no more than 48 hours prior to the start of the activity
  • Address Viale Giorgio Washington - Rome (stop Metro A Flaminio)
    Collection Information Bookings are essential. Please book 48 hours in advance to avoid disappointment here
    For all attractions requiring pre-booking, check our reservations information here
    After pre-booking, you will receive a voucher once your booking is confirmed. Please present your voucher to the staff at the designated meeting point on the day of your visit. If no voucher is provided then you will not be allowed to enter. Strictly no cancellations or amendments once the booking is confirmed
    Phone +39 349 6966958
    Email: [email protected]
    Work Hours Daily at 10am & 4pm
    Website https://www.touristation.it/tours/short-walking-tour/walking-tour-villa-borghese

    What to expect

    From private garden during the week to public garden during the weekend, free of charge: absolute news for the era that has been handed down to the present day. Villa Borghese is the "Green Heart" of the city thanks to its plan, shaped like a heart: it became the heritage of the Italian State in the XX century. In this tour you will discover that the Park was in the past divided into 3 areas: “Recinto Oscuro” due to a dense wooded area; “Recinto delle Prospettive”, reserved area for the prince, renamed “Parco dei Daini” for the presence of deer, where periodically contemporary exhibitions are hosted; “Barco”, the largest that houses the “Laghetto” and il “Tempio di Esculapio”. You can admire “Loggia dei Vini”, a place where the prince organised lunches outside during the summer; il “Giardino dell’Uccelliera” (4 aviaries made of nets so that the birds seemed free); il Giardino della Rosa dei Venti; Piazza di Siena, in honour of the city of origin of the Borghese family; “La casina di Raffaello” used as a cloakroom; la Casina dell’Orologio.

    Things to look out for

    Walking in the park you will notice sculptures without a head: in the past it was a must have a head in the house! And lastly the Tempietto di Diana talking with the Tempio di Esculapio, in the middle of the little lake. You’ll find out the history of the Borghese Gallery that houses, from its inception, contemporary artists: this is the reason why inside we find the paintings of Caravaggio, the statues of Bernini and Canova ever since. We can consider it as the first museum of contemporary art. Next to the Borghese Gallery look at the “Giardino Segreto”, closed to the public and for this reason Hidden: il “Giardino dei Melangoli” a typical winter gardens. Relax in the park, let yourself be pampered by its timeless evergreen plants and trees and breathe history!

    Helpful Tips

    Important Notes

  • Small Group - Max 10 Participants
  • ID card is mandatory for children under 18 years old.
  • Report at the Meeting Point at least 15 minutes before the timeslot selected.
  • Comfortable shoes are recommended.

  • All participants who are over 12 years old must present one of the following
  • Proof of full vaccination
  • Proof of first vaccination administered at least 15 days ago
  • Proof of a COVID-19 infection in the past 6 months
  • Proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken no more than 48 hours prior to the start of the activity
  • Address Viale Giorgio Washington - Rome (stop Metro A Flaminio)
    Phone +39 349 6966958