If you’re a traveler who wants some breathing space between your exploration of Museums and historic districts, then visiting the country’s top parks and gardens should definitely be on your itinerary as well. Many of these gardens and parks in Italy are ancient places themselves, but they still serve as welcoming oases for weary tourists and locals alike, people who are looking for some relief from the urban hustle and bustle. Villa Borghese – Located on the Pincian Hill in the heart of Rome, the Villa Borghese Pinciana was built in the 1600s by the architect Flaminio Ponzio, who was commissioned by the Catholic cardinal and art patron Scipione Borghese to create a villa that would house his art collection. Reinvented as a public park when the Borghese family sold the estate to the Italian government in 1902, the Villa Borghese now boasts of several museums, the most famous of […]
"I saw SO MUCH in so little time and it wouldn't have been possible alone."
Our trip was great. My main interest in booking a tour-based vacation was the promised element of safety. Our tour leaders were very friendly, knew the areas we traveled very well, and the buses were both comfortable and safe. I saw SO MUCH in so little...
Amanda Roberts (Athens, GA)
Classic Italy Tour, August 2011