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“Mixed feelings”
Review of Villa Torlonia

Villa Torlonia
Ranked #148 of 1,967 things to do in Rome
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Useful Information: Activities for older children, Bathroom facilities, Activities for young children, Wheelchair access, Stairs / lift
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Useful Information: Activities for older children, Bathroom facilities, Activities for young children, Wheelchair access, Stairs / lift
Reviewed 9 July 2017 via mobile

Nice art collection but overall the place is fairly run down. Does not keep much memories of its historical past.

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Reviewed 19 May 2017

We had been meaning to visit Villa Tornolia for years but never managed to sqeeze it into our schedule. This time we finally made it and were pleasantly surprised. We were expecting a Borghese-esque managed public park, but instead Villa Torlonia is much more "wild" – somewhere between Caffarella and Borgese. There are pictoresque arboreal landscapes adjoined with fountains and wonderful buildings. We did not have time to roam the place properly and will definitely return. There are three museums and other attractions in the park, and we visited the largest museum with an excellent exhibit of the Roman School.

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Reviewed 14 May 2017 via mobile

Easy to come by bus 60 or tram 3. Museum is amazingly decorated, park was beautiful and had lots of shade spots to enjoy the parklife for a while. Nice reastaurant/cafe in the park. I defenetly recommend to go there, get out from the overcrowred turist areas!

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Reviewed 10 March 2017 via mobile

This is a really beautiful small park with lots of interesting features and buildings .. a real oasis in the city. Great place to relax and recharge

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Reviewed 18 February 2017

The Villa Torlonia park and museums are a delightful Roman break from ancient ruins (although you can find them!). The park is small but charming in a way the Pamphilji and Borghese parks are not, and it’s a welcome change. Parks in Rome in general aren’t well cared for, and this one is no exception, but there is a feeling here of nature letting loose instead of humans simply not caring about planned spaces. The lines of tall palm trees are stunning, and as you walk through there’s a feeling of outdoor rooms, each with its own character.

In February 2017 a combination ticket for the museums cost 9.50 euros and included the Casino Nobile and the Casina della Civette. You can also buy tickets for the two museums separately. Mussolini’s bunker was closed to visits. The Casino Nobile is a stunning neoclassical mansion with beautiful rooms - well worth a visit. The Casina della Civette, or Owl House, is a delightful house filled with quirky rooms and truly beautiful stained glass windows. It’s such a change from the usual Roman sites it’s hard to believe you’re in Rome! You can buy your ticket either at the main entrance to the park at the big gate along the via Nomentana, or in the Casino Nobile itself. You cannot buy a ticket at the Casina della Civette itself. The staff working at both locations were friendly and helpful.

There is a nice large restaurant in the park, La Limonaia, where you can sit either inside or outside for a meal or drinks. There is a Sunday brunch buffet that we didn’t try but looked quite good. Get there before 12:30 if you’d like to try it. The pizzas we had outside were good if nothing out of the ordinary for Rome. Still, the setting was pleasant, the outside service friendly, and we had a great time.

The Villa Torlonia Park is a few minutes walk from Tram 3’s Regina Margherita / Nomentana stop. Since the Tram 3 route was extended last summer from the Valle Giulia to the Trastevere station, it’s ideal for tourists as it snakes by so many of Rome’s top sites.

Finally, if you have the time and interest, the Quartiere Coppede neighborhood is about a ten minute walk north of the Villa Torlonia park, and barely five minutes from the tram stop. Head for the Piazza Mincio to be utterly surprised and enchanted by what looks like a fairy tale neighborhood. Truly, it’s an off-the-beaten path wonder that will have you convinced that Rome is not all about ancient ruins and Baroque churches!

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