Borghese Gardens: Finding Peace in Central Rome

I love Rome. It’s architecture, history, culture, food even its’ chaotic traffic evokes a real sense of place however sometimes its nice to escape to tranquility, especially now we have a baby and that’s where Villa Borghese Gardens comes into it! It is the perfect place to visit in Rome with a baby or with kids! The Gardens are in the trendy Via Veneto area and are located close to the Spanish Steps. I don’t know about you but after a visit to the Spanish Steps I always need to time to recharge my batteries and escape the crowds so really the Gardens are a perfect tonic! Alternatively if you want to avoid the Spanish Steps there is an easy entrance on Via Veneto.

The Park

The Park

The Gardens are Rome’s third largest public park and along with being a beautifully landscaped garden it also has a number of buildings and museums, the main attraction of these being Galleria Borghese, the Museum of Modern Art and the Globe Theatre. Tickets for gallery entrance must be pre booked and are time limited. However, if you don’t manage to get tickets there are plenty of sculptures to keep any art fan amused.

Art in the Park

Art in the Park

The Piazza di Siena, close to the Via Veneto entrance, hosted the equestrian events during the 1960 Rome Olympics and is a perfect place to go for a run.

Piazza di Siena

Piazza di Siena

The Gardens also offer some great viewing platforms to take in some great and interesting perspectives of Rome such as that at Piazza Napoleone.

In the centre of the gardens is a beautiful lake overlooked by the stunning Temple of Aesculapius. The lake in front can be boated in good weather, but on our last trip we weren’t lucky enough to do this! But I am sure when we return when Baby E is a bit older this is something we will definitely do!

Temple and Boating Lake

Temple and Boating Lake

It is also one of the best places for families in Rome. It is easily accessible with a pram, there are large open spaces and plenty of playgrounds for children and lots of lovely shaded areas to sit and relax if you are there in the summer heat.

In my opinion every great city has a great park and for me Villa Borghese is Rome’s great park!

Things to remember:

  • There are several restaurants within the Gardens or alternatively take a picnic
  • Tickets to go into Galleria Borghese must be booked in advance
  • Prams and bags of any description are not allowed inside the gallery.

Coming up – September 2016

This will be a new monthly feature to let you know where we are travelling to in the following month. We are hoping this page will keep our readers informed, get recommendations from other travellers about our upcoming locations and let any potential partners know  locations of where we are going  should anyone want to partner with us while we are there (please contact wandermustfamily at wandermustfamily.com for any potential partnership work).

That being said next month we will be doing a tour of the great B’s of the UK

  •  Bath and surrounding area
  •  Birmingham
  •  Berkhamsted
  •  Henley upon Thames (ok I know that doesn’t begin with a B but we are going)

It is also Wandermust Daddy’s birthday next week and we have both been desperate to try the food at Nobu Doha so going to see if we can book in there before we head back to the Uk

Please add comments about any of your top tips for these destinations and any potential partners please email us wandermustfamily at wandermustfamily.com about potential collaboration opportunities or check our our Contact Us/Work with us Page!

The Wandermust Family

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