Villa Borghese, Roma


Art is a refined form of knowledge and passion

If you want to look like the real art, for example, the portrait of pauline bonaparte by canova and bernini's apollo and daphne

You do have to visit this beautiful Galleria Borghese at least once in a lifetime. Villa Borghese is a large landscape garden with the naturalistic English fashion in Rome, having a lot of buildings, museums and attractions. This is the third largest public park in Rome among the ones which take the first and second places are the Villa Doria Pamphili and Villa Ada.

Beautiful gardens have been developed for the villa borghese pinciana

Built by an architect named Flaminio Ponzio, developed sketches by Scipione Borghese, who used it as a suburban villa, a party villa, at the edge of Rome and to house his art collections. The gardens present now were remade in the early nineteenth century. The Villa preserves sculptures, reliefs and ancient mosaics, paintings and sculptures from the fifteenth to the eighteenth century. The collection was made up initially by Cardinal Scipione Borghese in the early 17th century, preserves masterpieces of Antonello da Messina, Giovanni Bellini, Titian, Raphael, Caravaggio, Correggio and beautiful sculptures of Gian Lorenzo Bernini and Canova. The Gallery is located in Piazzale Scipione Borghese. This museum of art is considered unique in the world in number and importance of the sculptures by Bernini and paintings by Caravaggio. In 2013 was the ninth most visited site Italian state, with 498,477 visitors.

A substantial part of the works, were retained by cardinal scipione borghese

Nephew of Pope Paul V (1579 - 1633), but the events of the next three centuries entailing both losses and acquisition have left their mark. In addition to the gallery of works of art, you do not miss the fantastic gardens of this villa. The entire Villa Borghese is a large park in the city of Rome which includes nurseries of different types, from the Italian garden to the large areas of English style building types, small buildings, fountains and ponds. This is the third largest public park in Rome with 80 hectares of area, after Villa Doria Panphilj and Villa Ada and extends largely on the Pincio neighbourhood and a small part of the Campo Marzio, divided by those Aurelian Walls. The Villa Giulia is another name of villa Borghese gardens and was built during 1551 - 1555 as a summer residence for Pope Julius III; now it contains the Etruscan Museum (Museo Etrusco). Other villas scattered through the Villa Borghese gardens are remaining in a world exposition of Rome in 1911. Architecturally the most notable in the 1911 exposition pavilions is the English pavilion designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens, who later designed New Delhi is now housing the British School at Rome.

The park contains several buildings and has 9 inputs where one of the most popular Porta Pinciana is present which is the one from the steps of Trinita Dei Monti, the ramps of the Pincio to Piazza del Popolo and the monumental entrance of Piazzale Flaminio. The "garden of the Pincio", located in the south of park, offers a breathtaking view along the city, a place not be missed even at sunset, when the light of the sun paints the sky red in the border. For any information, you can visit the website

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