Come for the great art, stay for the gardens that surround the Villa Borghese. This gallery was founded to house Cardinal Scipione Borghese’s art collection that he’d amassed throughout his life. Today, many of the world’s best-known paintings are housed here: works by Bernini, Caravaggio, Rubens, Titian, Raphael and Domenichino, among many others. Compared to other famous museums—such as the Louvre—the gallery is on the small side, but that means you’ll have plenty of time to explore the large park. This hilly green expanse, dotted with umbrella pines, makes for a great escape from the nearby historical center and is one of the best things to do in Rome.
Attractions & Landmarks, Parks, Gardens & Cemeteries
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- Nearest Train: Flaminio