Villa Borghese is a large garden in the center of Rome. It is the third largest park of Rome that was built in 1605 when Cardinal Scipione Borghese, began turning his vineyard into the most extensive gardens built in the Roman city. In the 19th century much of the garden was remade as a landscape garden in the English taste.
There are two main entrances to the park: one from Piazza del Popolo and the other from the Spanish steps. The park is a charming natural landscape but mostly, it attracts families for the various activities it offers. You can go bike riding, do picnics, enjoy the puppet theatre or even go horse riding.
In particular, there’s a magic place in the middle of the park, a place where you forget you are in a chaotic city. It’s the artificial lake of Villa Borghese, a great spot for a picnic but mostly, to rent a boat and row around the tiny canal that flows into the lake.
It can be a great way to spend an afternoon with your kids or even a romantic escape with your soulmate. These photos speak louder than words.