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VILLA BORGHESE

G2 Entrances at Piazzale Flaminio, Porta Pinciana & Pincio Gardens @ 52, 53, 88, 116, 490, 495 v 3, 19

One of Rome’s largest parks, Villa Borghese was laid out in the early 17th century by Cardinal Scipione Borghese, the pleasure-loving nephew of Pope Paul V.

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t Rowing on the lake in the Villa Borghese gardens

A keen art collector, Scipione Borghese amassed one of Europe’s finest collections of paintings, sculptures and antiquities. The young Bernini created many of his loveliest sculptures for Scipione, many of which are still displayed in the ...

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