Parks and Gardens

Unveiling the Beauty: Villa Borghese and Villa Doria Pamphilj

Stretching from above Piazza del Popolo to the top of Via Veneto, Villa Borghese crowns Rome in a glorious canopy of Green. Despite the onward march of the years and extensive developmental changes to Rome, Villa Borghese has remained a green and pleasant space, diluting the impact of an otherwise ever expanding urban Metropolis.

Villa Doria Pamphili is a succession of surprising views and historic buildings immersed in the lush vegetation of one of the largest green areas in the city. It has a perimeter of 6.5 km and extends over 184 hectares and, in addition to being a park, it is also a splendid monumental villa, so green that it was also known as the “Bel Respiro” (Beautiful Breath).

The sumptuous residences and opulent gardens of Rome rise like sparkling gems in the crown of the Eternal City, enchanting visitors with their timeless grandeur. Among the royal residences that adorn the urban landscape, stand out with unrivaled magnificence Villa Borghese and Villa Doria Pamphilj, precious treasures of Roman history and authentic sanctuaries for art and nature lovers.

Villa Borghese, an eighteenth-century jewel, unveils its beauty at the foot of Pincio, surrounded by lush Italian gardens and adorned with fountains and statues, silent testimonials of an era when elegance and sophistication dominated artistic taste. The Borghese Gallery, guardian of masterpieces by Caravaggio, Canova, Bernini and Raphael, stands as a temple of art, inviting guests on a journey through centuries of artistic splendor.

Overlooking a vast green carpet, Villa Doria Pamphilj distinguishes itself with its grandiosity, embracing over a hundred hectares of parkland winding through ancient groves and murmuring streams. This residence, emblematic of the powerful Pamphilj family, enchants visitors with its open-air theater, elegant avenues, and majestic fountains. An oasis of peace and serenity, the villa offers a privileged view of Roman history, reflecting the splendor of a bygone era.

Created: 09 Aug 2013
Last update: 04 Dec 2023

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