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The amazing Villa Borghese

This is an example of a villa belonging to a great Roman family at the beginning of the seventeenth century. Villa Borghese today in the heart of Rome, was the suburban residence of the Prinz Borghese family.  Built by between 1613 and 1615 in an area then occupied by orchards and vineyards, it was surrounded by large and varied gardens, which are still populated by eagles and dragons, the heraldic symbols of the family. In 1902 it became a city property. it is a lovely place for a walk, picnic, or visit to one of the Villa’s several important museums.