Villa Borghese Garden in the Heart of Rome

by Lisa
Villa Borghese Rome Garden

If you ever need some break of the hectic live, just visit the Villa Borghese Garden in the Heart of Rome and you will feel an immediate relief. With those sky-high pine trees, sculptures and attractions in between you can balance your body and brain a little bit back. I can either recommend a walk through the park or a visit to one of the museums inside the Villa Borghese.

For those of you who wonder about the name Villa for a garden: Villa is a designation in Italian for Houses, Villas AND the area around. So the name itself means the Villa Borghese, the house, but in general, it’s the name for the whole 80 hectares (0.8 km²) wide areal. Such a huge garden in such a huge but old city, that’s definitely something rare. But what is rare in Rome? There are even two bigger gardens, that I haven’t had the chance to visit yet, Villa Doria Pamphili and Villa Ada.

Inside the areal there you can find some special attractions like the Galleria Nazionale d’Arte Moderna that displays a collection of 19th- and 20th-century paintings by Italian artists, a replica of Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre that was built in 2003 or the zoological garden Bioparco di Roma. This huge attraction has more than 1,100 animals of 222 species.
For sure you can find restaurants/cafés inside the Garden as well as bike rentals or mobile shops selling Gelato and cold drinks. The Villa Borghese Garden isn’t far away from main attractions like the Spanish Steps and can be reached from there within minutes by foot. The closest Metro Station from the south would be ‘Spagna’. Check out my Map for the location.

Pictures of Villa Borghese Garden in Rome, Italy

Villa Borghese Rome Garden

sky-high pine trees
sky-high pine trees
trees and trees and trees
trees and trees and trees

Villa Borghese Rome Garden

Villa Borghese Rome Garden

Villa Borghese Rome Garden

Villa Borghese Rome Garden

Villa Borghese Garden in Rome
Villa Borghese Garden in Rome

Villa Borghese Garden in Rome

Villa Borghese Garden in Rome

Villa Borghese Garden in Rome

Casina del Lago, Villa Borghese
Casina del Lago, Villa Borghese

Villa Borghese Garden in Rome

heart-shaped Villa Borghese Garden in Rome
heart-shaped Villa Borghese Garden in Rome
Bike rentals
Bike rentals

Related Articles & Advertisement

Hi, I'm Lisa and welcome to my Joy Della Vita Travelblog. Joy della Vita, inspired by the Italian language, means "Joy of Life". And this is what can be found here. Travel, Food, Mobility & (Travel-)Lifestyle. I enjoy to travel on a low budget, but some luxury has never hurt anyone.


  • Marta POzzan
    16 - September - 2015 at 1:33 AM

    Great post ! Thanks for sharing 🙂

  • francesca
    26 - August - 2015 at 1:00 AM

    oh wow so pretty!! i love traveling! cant ever get enough! great blog xx
    Frank Vinyl | Enter my Freepeople Giveaway!

  • jess
    25 - August - 2015 at 8:21 PM

    gorgeous place, absolutely would love to visit!

    check out my blog + follow too?

    Jess ♡

  • 25 - August - 2015 at 10:57 AM

    This is gorgeous! I have been dying to visit Italy ever since I returned from my trip to Venice a few years ago! Need to make it a reality asap.


  • Francesca
    24 - August - 2015 at 1:58 PM

    Lovely photos Lisa! x

  • Prudence
    24 - August - 2015 at 12:40 PM

    The scenery in this garden is gorgeous, thanks for sharing!


    23 - August - 2015 at 7:45 AM

    Such pretty photos! The place looks incredible!


  • 22 - August - 2015 at 7:57 PM

    Nice photos, love it 🙂 Kiss from France, *-* Sand. *-*

  • M
    20 - August - 2015 at 5:15 AM

    Lovely photos! Looks like a wonderful place

  • Elodie
    19 - August - 2015 at 10:56 AM

    My dad’s from Rome so we go pretty often, but I’d never been there before! I definitely need to add it to my list of places to visit next time we’re in Rome!

    – Elodie x

  • Carrie
    19 - August - 2015 at 7:54 AM

    wow great pics

    Posts online about Heidelberg, Egypt, South Africa…

  • Ernesto
    18 - August - 2015 at 3:20 PM

    What a beautiful garden!

Leave a Comment

Search For

Popular Tags

Search For

Popular Tags

By continuing to use the site, you agree to the use of cookies. more information

The cookie settings on this website are set to "allow cookies" to give you the best browsing experience possible. If you continue to use this website without changing your cookie settings or you click "Accept" below then you are consenting to this.