Villa and Galleria Borghese

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At the northern edge of the city, at the top of the Spanish Steps is the Church of Trinita dei Monti (look at the facade-the interior isn't really worth the time) and the Villa Borghese, a large park that contains gardens and museums. The vast area with its woods, lakes and grass are a tranquil spot in Rome. It also includes the Museo Borghese, the renovated former country residence of the Borghese family. It now houses an astonishing collection of sculptures collected by Cardinal Scipione Borghese. This colection includes works by Raffaello, Antonio Canova, Pietro e Gian Lorenzo Bernini, Giulio Romano, etc. as well as a fine collection of paintings by Titian, Raphael and other greats (reservations required).

Take buses: 910, 52, 53

Admission: £ 4.000

type:Museums
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