Itinerary in one of the most beautiful green oases of Rome
Time. Such a beautiful concept. If you have it – and you are staying in Rome – use it to relax in the green oasis of Villa Borghese. It is a real heaven of peacefulness. The capital of Italy, full of monuments that recall its history, also offers small paradises of modernity. Villa Borghese is one of these wonderful places.
Next to Piazza del Popolo and a few steps from Piazza di Spagna and the Galleria d’Arte Antica of Palazzo Barberini – the young can enjoy a visit to the Hard Rock Café, only fifteen minutes away – Villa Borghese is one of the most gorgeous and lovely oases in Rome. A real haven in the nature that offers a lot of green (get ready to have a picnic!), the Pincian promenade to have a relaxing walk and the Casa del Cinema. There are also several museums, such as the Galleria Borghese and the Pietro Canonica’s house-museum that, alongside the Bioparco, combine science, nature and wellness.
Reaching the wide terrace from the lateral stairway, next to the Fountain of the goddes Roma, you cannot avoid staring at the magnificent Flaminio Obelisk in the middle of Piazza del Popolo. Then, if you shift your gaze to the horizon, the landscape in front of you will take your breath away.
Now you are ready to be charmed by that overwhelming power of the natural environment that surrounds you: the Pincio promenade. A real must-see! You will not regret it. Actually, as a matter of fact, the gardens of Villa Borghese are big and the promenade is fairly long: you are in the broadest park of Rome, approximately eighty hectares of extension. Eight are the different entrances you can use to get in (the one next to Piazza del Popolo offers the best skyline) and several are things to see and places to visit. A walk here is totally worth your time: you will see the Temple of Diana, the Temple of Aesculapius on a beautiful lake (in the second photo of the article), with the possibility of renting a boa. And what about the Portico dei Leoni? I have been there, and you?
Copyright photos: Luca Leoncavallo
Article written by: L. LeoncavalloRedattore