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13 ago 2018

Villa Borghese: art and nature

Villa Borghese

Villa Borghese, apart from being one of the green lungs of the Eternal City, it is one of the most important cultural points of Rome. Do you want to know why?

Galleria Borghese counts with a great collection that includes works of artists like Bernini, Caravaggio or Canova. The exhibited works belong to the private collection of the Cardinal Scipione Borghese; this is why they are not of the same subject. In Villa Borghese you can also find other museums such as Galleria Nazionale d'Arte Moderna e Contemporanea or Museo Etrusco.

Bioparco is one of the eldest zoological parks in Europe with more than a hundred years of history. It counts with more than seventeen hectares and more than a thousand animals of more than two hundred species.

Do you know the Shakespeare Globe Theatre of London? In Villa Borghese you can find an identical replica of this Victorian theatre: Silvano Toti Globe Theatre.

Another essential is the water clock of Pincio, a pendulum clock of four spheres that uses the force of the water to work. It becomes perfectly camouflaged because of its structure, which represents a tree, and the hands have the shape of a flower. This clock was presented during the Exposition Universelle held in Paris in 1867.

Villa Borghese is one of the most valued parks to the Romans, not only because of its beauty, but because of the cultural options it offers. If you do not know what to do during your visit, Villa Borghese offers many options: a classic picnic, a visit to a museum…

Related stops: stop 8 of the route Giorni Feriali (Via Ludovisi/Via Venetto).