Villa Borghese, Piazza del Popolo, and Flaminio

If beautiful masterpieces are as common as bricks in Rome, parks are far rarer. Happily, although you'll find few ilex and poplars dotting piazzas and streets, a verdant hoard can be found to the north of central Rome's cobblestoned chaos. Here breathes the city's giant green lung: the Villa Borghese park, where residents love to escape for some serious R&R. But don't think you can completely prevent gallery gout: three of

Rome's most important museums are inside the park, and Piazza del Popolo (which has some art-crammed churches) is close by.

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