Rome is a city that never ceases to amaze, everywhere you look, you will find a work of art worth admiring. But today we won´t be talking about monuments, but about other surprises that this city hides…the parks. Yes! Rome is a city full of green areas. Get to know the best parks in Rome and enjoy your time outdoors!

Villa Borghese

How to forget it? It is an obligatory stop for all tourists and, one of the favorite places of the Romans themselves. Villa Borghese is one of the largest urban parks in Europe, where nature and art make the perfect combination.

It differs from other parks because of the number of museums inside. The most important is the Borghese Gallery where you can find paintings by artists such as Raphael, Tiziano and Caravaggio. Another attraction of this park is the Toti Globe Theatre where on summer nights you can enjoy a billboard for all tastes.

If art is not your thing, that’s okay! There are hundreds of things to do in Villa Borghese. This park is full of trees and ponds, making it the perfect place to play sports or read a book outdoors. We recommend renting a bike or rollerblades for an unforgettable ride. It is open 24 hours a day and admission is free, so be sure to visit!

Villa Doria Pamphilj

In the heart of Rome, we find Villa Doria Pamphilj. It is the largest park in the city and one of the most important. Although it was the scene of great battles, it still retains its original Renaissance style. These 184 hectares have many places of interest worth visiting.

We recommend the Casino del Bel Respiro, where you can see collections of antiques and the best views of the city from its terraces. Some say that this building has a tunnel that connects the Villa with the Vatican, which serves as an escape route for the popes. Have you ever imagined it?

You can’t miss the Belvedere Lake, a natural lake located in the center of the park. It is surrounded by trees and trails for you to enjoy nature as it should be. 

Villa Ada

If nature is your thing, you will love Villa Ada! Formerly the hunting reserve of the Savoy Kings in Rome, today it is the perfect place to take a break from the city without leaving it. Known for its oak and pine forests, it is one of the best parks in Rome for sports, especially if you like to run.  In this park you can find from the Egyptian Embassy to a huge lake, and lots and lots of nature.

Villa Torlonia

Despite not being one of the best known parks, it is arguably one of the best parks in Rome. Villa Torlonia is a favorite place for Romans to take a break from the city, and it is a place full of history. It was owned by noble families and more recently was the residence of Benito Mussolini…and yes, this is where his bunker is located. We recommend you visit La Casina delle Civette, the Moorish Greenhouse and Technotown.

Dare to breathe some fresh air in the city in any of these parks in Rome. Any excuse is a good one to take a break!

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