Head into the Borghese Gallery to learn about the artists who created works specifically for these stunning 22 rooms. You’ll see sculptures by Bernini and paintings by Caravaggio, Titan, and Raphael. Walk in the footsteps of noble men and women who have enjoyed these works as they have been for centuries. Be sure to look up from time to time – the building itself isn’t too shabby, either.
Afterwards, take a stroll through the third largest park in Rome, the Village Borghese Gardens, to forget that you’re in the bustling Italian capital for a while. Redesigned in the 1800s, the garden houses several oddities, like a 19th century hydrochronometer or the 18th century Temple of Aesculapius. Explore the sculptures, groves, flowerbeds, and fountains that make this green space a favorite among locals and travelers alike.