Our Blogger: Wanda On October 5 th 2009, in Rome…
This fantastic art museum is situated in one of the most beautiful parks of Rome. It contains some of the most precious and treasured works of art, from ancient Roman art, to the great Renaissance and Baroque masterpieces, created by Italian masters and other Europeans alike.
The pieces on display range from sculptures to paintings. There are some especially beautiful and intricate sculptures by Bernini dotted throughout the museum. It is necessary to book beforehand to get tickets for the Villa Borghese.
All the pieces in the museum were collected by Cardinal Scipione Borghese, a nephew of one of the popes. He was a patron to many of the great masters. The ground floor is also decorated with mosaics and is frescoed.
Apart from the museum the park is a great place to go in the warmer spring and summer months. You can also rent fourseater pedal bikes or roller blades and go skating around the park too. The Pincio is also very close. There are fantastic views of Rome from this viewpoint located just above Piazza del Popolo.
Piazzale Scipione Borghese 5
06 841 7645
06 32 810 Reservations for Saturday and Sunday are required
Tues- Sunday 9am â€“ 7pm