One of Rome's largest public parks, Villa Borghese offers a beautiful landscape garden with numerous buildings and attractions for visitors. Spanning across an area of nearly 150 acres, the history of the massive park dates back to 1605 when the former vineyard was converted into the magnificent garden by Cardinal Scipione Borghese - an Italian Cardinal, art collector and patron of the arts. The park was opened to the public in 1903 and now features several walkways, fountains and many museums including Museo e Galleria Borghese - the most famous museum housed within the Villa Borghese building, Galleria Nazionale d'Arte Moderna - which houses collections of Italian paintings, and the Museo Nazionale Etrusco - located within Villa Giulia offering ancient pre-Roman objects and artefacts retrieved from excavations. Other prominent sights include the amphitheatre, the eighteenth century arc and the botanical garden.
Varies. Advance bookings are recommended.
Varies. Usually open from early morning until evening, except on Mondays.
Around 1-2 hours
Adults, Families, Young Adults, Children, Senior Travellers
The museums, amphitheatre and the garden
Plenty of open area will be available around the garden area to use during prayer times even though designated prayer facilities at Villa Borghese will be unavailable for Muslim travellers. It is also possible to visit some of the mosques in Rome such as the Rome Muslim Center, Masjid-e-Rome, Quba Mosque, Masjid Al Rahman as well as the Mosque of Rome – the most prominent mosque in the country and the largest mosque in Europe.
Halal food near Villa Borghese will not be available but Muslim travellers could visit a few of the many Halal restaurants in Rome. A few prominent Halal restaurants in Rome include Luna Caprese, Super Pizza Allam Fayez, Himalaya's Kashmir, King Pizza and Jamuna.