Pinciano Cultural Walk, Rome

Pinciano Cultural Walk, Rome
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Pinciano is the 3rd rione (district) of Rome, it is located in the north of the city, close to the Aurelian walls. Pinciano is home to the Pincio Gardens, an impressive park within the city of Rome. Take this tour to explore the Pinciano rioni and visit such famous sites as the Galleria Borghese, Galleria Nazionale d'Arte Moderna, National Etruscan Museum, and Bioparco.

Pinciano Cultural Walk Map

Guide Name: Pinciano Cultural Walk
Guide Location: Italy » Rome (See other walking tours in Rome)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 8
Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.8 km
Author: audrey
Pincio Gardens

1) Pincio Gardens

The Pincio Gardens as we see it today was laid out between 1809 and 1814 by Giuseppe Valadier. The orchards were designed with wide gravel allées through dense boschi to a garden axis of Villa Medici to the obelisk placed in the center. Erected in September 1822, it is a Roman obelisk, like the one constructed under Emperor Hadrian in the early 2nd century as part of a memorial to his beloved Antinous outside Porta Maggiore. At Giuseppe Mazzini's urging, the viali as lined with busts of...   view more
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Galleria Borghese

2) Galleria Borghese (must see)

At any time that you have a couple of hours to spare while you are in Rome, you really should make a reservation to visit the Galleria Borghese which has a wonderful collection of antiquities, paintings and sculptures. Visits are limited to two hours. The Villa Borghese, which houses the gallery, was built between 1609 and 1618 by Flaminio Ponzio and Giovanni Vasanzio, from designs drawn up by Cardinal Scipione Borghese. The cardinal was the nephew of Pope Paul V and as such benefited from the...   view more
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Villa Borghese

3) Villa Borghese

Villa Borghese is a large naturalistic landscape garden containing a number of buildings, museums and attractions. It is the second largest public park in Rome after Villa Doria Pamphilj. The gardens were developed for Villa Borghese Pinciana by architect Flaminio Ponzio, developing sketches by Scipione Borghese, who used it as a villa suburbana, a party villa, at the edge of Rome and to house his art collection. The gardens as they are now were designed in the early 19th century. The...   view more
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4) Bioparco

Bioparco di Roma is a 17-hectare (42-acre) zoological garden located on part of the original Villa Borghese estate in Rome, Italy. There are 1114 animals of 222 species maintained. The zoological gardens were first designed in 1911 by Carl Hagenbeck, an animal trainer who had already opened a zoo in Hamburg Stellingen. The park was built in the style of that in Hamburg: ditches and pits instead of bars, and generous green spaces. The park was expanded in 1926, 1933 and 1935, but it fell into...   view more
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Galleria Nazionale d'Arte Moderna

5) Galleria Nazionale d'Arte Moderna (must see)

Rome is renowned for its beautiful churches, its museums and art galleries dedicated to Ancient Rome and the Holy Roman Empire, all of which are wonderful to visit, but if after a few days you start getting a bit stir-crazy gazing at endless Madonnas and statues of Roman emperors, why not visit the Galleria Nazionale d’Arte Moderna, which will give you another idea of excellent Italian art.

The museum was started 1883 in the Exposition Palace built by Pio Piacentini. It moved to its present...   view more
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National Etruscan Museum

6) National Etruscan Museum

Housed in the 16th century Renaissance Villa Giulia is the National Etruscan Museum and you really shouldn’t miss this important collection dedicated to the Etruscan civilization. The museum was opened in 1889 and was moved to the Villa in the 20th century. The building itself was once the property of popes, built for Pope Julius III by Giacomo Barozzi da Vignda. When the Papal States ceased to exist in 1870, the Villa was seized by the Kingdom of Italy. It was occupied by royal family members...   view more
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Borghetto Flaminio

7) Borghetto Flaminio

Located in a big courtyard at Piazza della Marina in the Parioli district of Rome, Borghetto Flaminio is a garage sale held every Sunday, where you can find a wide variety of items. It hosts over 75 dealer stands that offer items such as bric-a-bracs, vintage clothes, purses and bags, porcelain pieces, postcards, antique furniture, etc.

Operation Hours every Sunday: 10 am - 7 pm; closed in...   view more
Explora Children's Museum

8) Explora Children's Museum

Located in the historical heart of Rome, Explora Children's Museum is the first Italian museum dedicated to children. It was designed as an educational paradise where children are allowed to observe, touch and experiment with everything. The museum hosts a variety of events dedicated to learning and it also has a shop selling books, toys and various gadgets.

Operation hours: Tuesday - Sunday: 10:00 am - 5:00...   view more


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