Gardens and parks in Rome

On this page of The Travel Bunny’s free Rome travel guide, you will uncover the most beautiful gardens and parks in Rome.

For each of these gardens and parks in Rome, you may find:

  • the name of the garden or park and perhaps a photo of it;
  • a short description of that garden and park in Rome;
  • visiting information including opening times, ticket prices, address and map location, telephone if available, and details on how to these gardens and parks in Rome using public transport.

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Gardens and parks in Rome: Botanical Garden of Rome (Orto Botanico di Roma)

Botanical Garden of Rome (Orto Botanico di Roma or Orto Botanico dell’Università di Roma)

The Botanical Garden and the grounds of Palazzo Corsini are some of the best places to take a nature walk within Rome. The Botanical Garden of Rome is home to over 7,000 indigenous and exotic plant species.


Tickets, opening times, and other useful information


Opening times

The Botanical Garden of Rome is open daily between 09.00 and 17.30 from November to March or between 09.00 and 18.30 from April to October.


Tickets

A full general admission ticket costs €8.00.

Orto Botanico di Roma / Orto Botanico dell’Università di Roma
Address: Largo Cristina di Svezia, 23 A – 24, 00165 Roma RM, Italy | See on map
Public transport: Buses 23 and 280 stop near the Botanical Garden of Rome.
Tel. +39 06 4991 7107


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Gardens and parks in Rome: Janiculum (Gianicolo)

Janiculum (Gianicolo)

This long path separates Trastevere from Vatican City. Take a walk here to see some of the best views over Rome. On your way, you will also spot 2 equestrian monuments, celebrating Garibaldi and his wife, Anita.


Tickets, opening times, and other useful information


Opening times

Passeggiata del Gianicolo is open all the time.


Tickets

Access to Passeggiata del Gianicolo is free of charge.

Janiculum Terrace
Address: Piazzale Giuseppe Garibaldi, 00165 Roma RM, Italy | See on map
Public transport: Buses 115 and 870 can drop you at Passeggiata del Gianicolo.
Tel. +39 06 0608


Opian Hill (Parco del Colle Oppio)

After you’ve visited the Colosseum and/or the Roman Forum, these green hills are like an oasis. Most of the Colle Oppio is actually the roof of the Domus Aurea. While strolling through the park, travelers can see the windows of the rooms of the Golden House of Nero. They can also see the large vestiges of Trajan’s Baths, spread all over the park grounds.


Tickets, opening times, and other useful information


Opening times

Parco del Colle Oppio is open daily, from 09.00 to 21.00.


Tickets

Access to visit Parco del Colle Oppio is free of charge.

Parco del Colle Oppio
Address: Viale del Monte Oppio, 00184 Roma RM, Italy | See on map
Public transport: Subway line B stops at the Colosseo station, near Parco del Colle Oppio.
Tel. +39 06 0606


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Gardens and parks in Rome: Orange Garden (Giardino degli Aranci)

Orange Garden (Giardino degli Aranci)

Just a 5-minute walk from Circus Maximus, Giardino degli Aranci is a favorite spot to watch the sun setting over Rome.


Tickets, opening times, and other useful information


Opening times

Giardino degli Aranci is open daily, between 07.00 and 18.00.


Tickets

Access to visit Giardino degli Aranci is free of charge.

Giardino degli Aranci
Address: Piazza Pietro D’Illiria, 00153 Roma RM, Italy | See on map
Public transport: Buses 23 and 280 can take you within walking distance of Giardino degli Aranci.
Tel. +39 06 6710 5457


Park of the 8 September Resistance (Parco della Resistenza dell’Otto Settembre)

One of the few parks in Rome without any walls with gates surrounding it, Parco della Resistenza dell’ 8 Settembre is great for walks after sunset, too. This large green area in the Eternal City is also great for picnics and playing with the kids.


Tickets, opening times, and other useful information


Opening times

Parco della Resistenza dell’Otto Settembre is open all the time.


Tickets

Access to visit Parco della Resistenza dell’Otto Settembre is free of charge.

Parco della Resistenza dell’Otto Settembre
Address: 00153 Rome, Metropolitan City of Rome, Italy | See on map
Public transport: Trams 3 and 8 and buses 23, 75, 280, 716, 718, 719, and 775 can drop you next to Parco della Resistenza dell’Otto Settembre.


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Gardens and parks in Rome: Piazza Benedetto Cairoli. Photo by Trolvag [CC BY-SA 3.0]

Piazza Benedetto Cairoli

Piazza Cairoli is one of the more recent parks in Rome. Locals and travelers like to relax on the lawn or by one of its fountains.


Tickets, opening times, and other useful information


Opening times

Piazza Cairoli is open all the time.


Tickets

Access to visit Piazza Cairoli is free of charge.

Piazza Benedetto Cairoli
Address: Piazza Benedetto Cairoli, 00186 Roma RM, Italy | See on map
Public transport: Tram 8 stop right outside Piazza Benedetto Cairoli.


Pincian Gardens (Pincio)

One of the best spots to catch Rome at sunset, Pincio also has a water clock, and an Egyptian obelisk raised by Emperor Hadrian. The park’s belvedere spots are very carefully thought and decorated with the busts of various personalities.


Tickets, opening times, and other useful information


Opening times

Pincio is open all the time.


Tickets

Access to visit Terrazza del Pincio or the rest of the Pincio Gardens is free of charge.

Pincio Gardens / Pincio Promenade
Address: Viale Gabriele D’Annunzio, 00187 Roma RM, Italy | See on map
Public transport: Bus 119 stops close to Pincio. The subway station Flaminio is also within walking distance.
Tel. +39 06 0606


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Gardens and parks in Rome: Municipal Rose Garden (Roseto Comunale)

Rome Rose Garden (Roseto Comunale)

Rome’s Rose Garden is close to Circus Maximus. Here, you can admire and smell over 1,100 types of roses, many representing gifts received from countries from all over the world.


Tickets, opening times, and other useful information


Opening times

Roseto Comunale is open from 08.30 to 18.00.


Tickets

Access to visit Roseto Comunale is free of charge.

Roseto Comunale
Address: Via di Valle Murcia, 6, 00153 Roma RM, Italy | See on map
Public transport: Buses 81, 85, 87, 118, 628, and 715 stop close to Roseto Comunale.
Tel. +39 06 574 6810


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Gardens and parks in Rome: Villa Ada Park (Parco di Villa Ada)

Villa Ada Park (Parco di Villa Ada)

Once the hunting grounds of Victor Emmanuele III, Parco di Villa Ada is now a very large public park, with lawns and small forests. In summer, there are open-air concerts and stands selling all sorts of treats in the evenings.


Tickets, opening times, and other useful information


Opening times

Parco di Villa Ada is open daily between 07.00 and 20.00.


Tickets

Access to visit Parco di Villa Ada is free of charge.

Parco di Villa Ada
Address: Via Salaria, 267/273/275, 00199 Roma RM, Italy | See on map
Public transport: Buses 69, 92, 135, 168, 230, 235, and 360 stop around Parco di Villa Ada.
Tel. +39 06 0608


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Gardens and parks in Rome: Villa Borghese

Villa Borghese

Villa Borghese is one of the largest green spaces in Rome, covering 688 hectares. Cardinal Scipione Borghese transformed the vast family grounds into a private park in 1608. Four years later, the park was open to the public.

Its gardens, statuaries, fountains, paths, pavilions, and water clock make it interesting to visit. Villa Borghese is also the home to three art galleries: Galleria Borghese, Galleria Nazionale d’Arte Moderna, and Villa Giulia.


Tickets, opening times, and other useful information


Opening times

Villa Borghese is open all the time.


Tickets

Access to visit Villa Borghese is free of charge.

Villa Borghese
Address: Piazzale Napoleone I, 00197 Roma RM, Italy | See on map
Public transport: Subway line A can take you to the Piazza di Spagna station. Buses 5, 19, 52, 53, 63, 86, 88, 92, 116, 204, 217, 231, 360, 490, 630, 910, and 926 also have stops near Villa Borghese.
Tel. +39 06 0608


Villa Celimontana

Since 1552, Villa Celimontana has been one of the favorite picnic spots in Rome. In summer, there are also open-air concerts in the evenings.


Tickets, opening times, and other useful information


Opening times

Villa Celimontana is open from sunrise to sunset.


Tickets

Access to visit Villa Celimontana is free of charge.

Villa Celimontana
Address: Villa Celimontana, 00184 Roma RM, Italy | See on map
Public transport: Bus 81 stops by Villa Celimontana.


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Gardens and parks in Rome: Villa Doria Pamphlj

Villa Doria Pamphilj

Stretching from the Gianicolo along the ancient Via Aurelia, Villa Doria Pamphilj is one of the largest public parks in Rome. Its hills, fountains, lakes, and orange groves make it an excellent choice for jogging in Rome or having picnics.


Tickets, opening times, and other useful information


Opening times

Villa Doria Pamphilj is open daily, between 07.00 and 18.00 from October to February, between 07.00 and 20.00 in March and September, and between 07.00 and 21.00 from April to August.


Tickets

Access to visit Villa Doria Pamphilj is free of charge.

Villa Doria Pamphilj
Address: Via di S. Pancrazio, 00152 Roma RM, Italy | See on map
Public transport: Buses 31, 33, 791, 870, and 982 stop around Villa Doria Pamphilj.
Tel. +39 06 0608


Villa Sciarra

With lots of fountains, ponds, lawns, and statues, Villa Sciarra is one of the best parks in Rome to escape the city. Families traveling with kids should stop here to have fun and cool down on hot afternoons.


Tickets, opening times, and other useful information


Opening times

Villa Sciarra is open daily between 07.00 and 21.00.


Tickets

Access to visit Villa Sciarra is free of charge.

Villa Sciarra
Address: Viale delle Mura Gianicolensi, 11, 00153 Roma RM, Italy | See on map
Public transport: Buses 44 and 75 stop around Villa Sciarra.
Tel. +39 06 0608