If you want to stay in Rome’s vibrant centre on your holidays or when you are in Rome for business choose a hotel in Villa Borghese, Rome’s best loved and most famous park with the famous Borghese Gallery, and which is a wonderful green lung for the capital.
Villa Borghese gets its name from the noble Borghese family of which Paul V was a member. He was also a patron of the architect Gianlorenzo Bernini who designed St. Peter’s Basilica. The Borghese family wanted their villa to be a Garden of Delights, the biggest of its kind in Rome in European style.
In the 19th century the Villa Borghese park was further extended by Camillo Borghese who bought the land towards Piazza del Popolo and Porta Pinciana and in summer the gardens were opened for fetes with popular music and dancing. From then on Villa Borghese became one of the gems of the city, as it still is today, a place of recreation and culture for Romans and tourists alike
The Borghese Gallery is one of the most important art museums in Rome and is in the Villa Borghese Pinciana inside the park. The Gallery has wonderful works by Gian Lorenzo Bernini, Agnolo Bronzino, Antonio Canova, Caravaggio, Raphael, Pieter Paul Rubens and Titian. And for its many sculptures by Bernini and paintings by Caravaggio it can be considered one of the world’s most spectacular museums.
The Hotel Borgognoni is the ideal choice for visiting Villa Borghese and the Borghese Gallery and for enjoying this green part of the city, one of the more enjoyable ways to enjoy the extraordinary city of Rome and delight in its stunning beauty.