Top 5 Parks and Gardens in Rome
Idyllic lake of Villa Borghese.
Rome is one of the greenest capital cities in the world – with many huge parks and private rose and botanical gardens to choose from. Great for couples, kids and those who want to take time out from the hustle and bustle of site seeing, and maybe take time to smell the roses, write a journal or read a book.
This is a huge family friendly public park – beautiful and green, dotted with hundreds of statues and fountains and grottos, and full of things to do. A great spot for families with young kids with go karts, four way cycling buggies, golf buggies, segways and boats to hire on the little lake! $ FREE
Trastevere Botanical Garden
An oasis of tranquility and calm, with over 7000 species of plants and trees these gardens are absolutely stunning. Set onto the Janiculum hill it also boasts a stunning view from the top. There’s a bamboo forest, a heavenly rose garden, a Japanese water garden, huge Californian palm trees and much more. $ 8 euros.
A vast park situated along the Via Salaria in the North of Rome. With an undulating landscape of umbrella pine trees, lakes and wood land, as well as open vistas this is one of the most beautiful parks in Europe. $ FREE
Villa Doria Pamphilj
Rome’s largest public park on Trastevere side of the river, with a stunning old Villa and beautiful landscaped gardens and parkland. $ Free.
Jewish Rose Garden
Is a beautiful rose garden on the Aventine hill that was planted on the Jewish cemetery, and contains many memorials to the Jewish community of Rome. In full bloom it is a picture to look at and smells divine. It has a wonderful view of the Imperial palaces of the palatine and Circus Maximus. You can also wander up to the park on the Aventine for a panoramic view of Rome, as well as the Keyhole.