Villa Borghese is the largest public park in the famous Roman city. Villa Borghese is a natural refuge from the chaotic urban noise of Rome. The park is equipped with interesting museums, exquisite statues, fountains, wide lanes and even a lovely artificial lake. It is truly a must visit when you come to explore this prominent Italian city. Stretching about 148 acres, Villa Borghese first started out as a vineyard during the 16th century. Later, Cardinal Scipione Borghese developed it into a well-landscaped park. In 1903, the park was purchased by the city of Rome from its private family owners.
Some of the park’s current pavilions were built by countries participating in the 1911 World Exposition. Examples of the countries represented by buildings include Egypt, Sweden, Belgium, Romania, the Netherlands and Great Britain, whose British School is considered by many as the most impressive of all structures in the park.
A visit to this renowned park is not complete if you don’t take the time to explore its prominent galleries and museums. It is a good idea to hire a car to take you to this Villa Borghese gardens and the surrounding places of attraction. Car Rental Italy provides cars on hire from a wide range of cars for well designed economical packages for the tourists and tourists find this a convenient option to explore Italy and experience the essence of the Roman attractions.