DAY 6: TAKE A WALK IN VILLA BORGHESE

18347 Visits
Distance: 2 km Duration: 8 hours

Itinerary description

Intro:
This itinerary takes you into the park of Villa Borghese and to the museums located in and around it.
Transport:
It is highly recommended to walk from one place to another since all the locations are in the Park of Villa Borghese.
Time Required:
It takes about 8 hours to visit the locations mentioned, depending on how much time you decide to stop in each place.
Route:
This itinerary starts from Flaminio Train Station, easily reached by subway at "Flaminio" (Line A). From here walk up Via Flaminia a short ways and  turn right onto Via Mariano Fortuny. Go straight down to the end and turn onto Via di Sant'Eugenio.  Follow this picturesque street  until you reach Via di Villa Giulia. Turn right and follow this street  right to the National Etruscan Museum of Villa Giulia, which contains many artifacts from pre-Roman civilization. Continue the tour on Viale delle Belle Arti  winding slightly uphill, until you arrive at the big white steps of the National Gallery of Modern Art, a roman museum containing the masterpieces of the most famous contemporary painters such as Picasso, Monet, Manet and others.  From the gallery, head straight again on Viale delle Belle Arti which becomes Via di Villa Giulia once it enters the park through the late brass gates.  This is one of the many entrances to the Park of Villa Borghese, one of the largest green areas in Rome, perfect to take a break! Inside the park we suggest you visit the Borghese Gallery which houses ancient mosaics, sculptures, carvings and paintings dating from the fifteenth to the eighteenth century. Now you can take Viale Museo Borghese and to get to Corso Italia. Cross the arch of Porta Pinciana and you'll exit onto Via Veneto, where you can drink something of stroll the windows of the luxourius boutiques. Follow this street, winding downwards until you arrive in Barberini Square, famous for the small Triton Fountain found in the middle of the square, designed by Gian Lorenzo Bernini.

 

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