Rome, Italy

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clock-o3 hours (Approx.)
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commentOffered in: English and 2 more

Overview

Breathe in the beauty of Villa Borghese, Rome’s largest public park, on a 3.5-hour guided bike tour. This monumental complex of gardens takes its name from 15th-century art patron Cardinal Scipione Borghese, and boasts the stately Gallery Borghese art museum, a picturesque lake and ornate monuments and ancient ruins. Pedal around highlights including the magnificent Lake Gardens, fountains, statues and temples, and the elegant gallery, home to works by Caravaggio and Bernini.
  • Small-group tour
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
Select a morning or afternoon tour on booking. Travel independently to the meeting and starting point in central Rome.
Put on your provided helmet and cycle to the west entrance of the Villa Borghese. Home to leafy avenues, grand buildings and Roman ruins, as well as a lake and zoological garden, the Villa Borghese was originally a vineyard and the private garden of Cardinal Scipione Borghese, before becoming a public park in 1903.
From the entrance, set out on your bike tour around the park’s attractions and beauty spots. Admire the famous Fountain of the Sea Horses and trace the pine-fringed pathways to the Borghese Gallery, home to one of Europe’s largest art collections. Learn how Cardinal Scipione Borghese used his immense wealth to assemble much of this exceptional collection, including paintings and sculptures by such artists as Caravaggio, Bernini, Titian, Rubens and Raphael. If you wish, purchase tickets in advance when you book so you can visit the gallery after your bike tour.
Cruise around other landmarks, and stop for a complimentary coffee. Visit Pincian Hill to absorb the sweeping views over Rome, circle the boating lake and pass the Bio Park, the zoological garden first opened in 1908, and home to 222 different species. Purchase tickets when you book if you want to visit the zoo after your cycle tour.

Itinerary

Your tour will take you past the following sights: 
• Goethe Monument
• Fallow Deer Park
• Dark Fountains
• Equestrian statue of King Umberto I 
• Fountain of the Sea Horses
• Pietro Canonica Museum
• Temple of Antonino and Faustina
• Little Cinema
• Globe Theater
• Siena Square
• Arch of Septimius Severus
• Esculapio's Temple
• Lake Gardens
• Antinoo’s Obelisk
• Water Clock
• Puppet Theater
• Collina del Pincio (Pincian Hill)
• Valadier House

Reviews

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, Oct 2018

Excellent tour with Sofia! she is passionate about sharing the history of Rome and also was a great company and knowledgeable about all aspects of history! Had a great time!

N
, Dec 2017

Great time with Claudia on the bikes. Love the tour, love Rome, and the weather was just right for such experience.

T
, Apr 2016

We had a wonderful bike tour in Villa Borghese and parts of Rome. Our guide Marco was very engaging and had deep knowledge of Villa Borghese. He gave us an unforgettable day with stories and views regarding past and present life in Rome. Recommended!


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