Truly a boundless park, a bit further away from the centre, is Villa Pamphili: the area embraces more than one district with its nine-km long perimeter.

Here, from one of the panoramic terraces, you can admire the Casino del Bel Respiro, better known as Villa Algardi.

In the summer or the spring there is the chance to discover the green belt of the city by bicycle: an enjoyable tour you can have on your own or by turning to the associations that organize excursions and circuits.

With its 181 hectares it is the largest historical villa in Rome. Country residence of the Doria Pamphilj family, it was the scene of fighting between Garibaldi’s troops and the French army in the mid nineteenth century. The Villa Pamphilj cycle path extends for 11 km through areas of outstanding and unique natural and artistic beauty. From Porta San Pancrazio entrance, you can access the monumental part of the park and admire the Palazzina Corsini, an eighteenth-century building now hosting the Casa dei Teatri, the Casino del Bel Respiro designed by Alessandro Algardi in 1644, which has been in use by Italian Prime Minister to host important guests and events since 1967, and the Giardino del Teatro (Theatre garden).

From a botanical point of view, there is the pine tree d’Aleppo, in the Botanic Collection area, the cedar of Lebanon and the black poplar near the Great Lake.
Starting point: Porta San Pancrazio – Finish: Via Aurelia Vecchia.

Address

Via di San Pancrazio

Web site: www.sovraintendenzaroma.it/i_luoghi/ville_e_parchi_storici/ville_dei_nobili/villa_doria_pamphilj

Web site: www.sovraintendenzaroma.it/i_luoghi/roma_antica/monumenti/casale_di_giovio

Services

Equipped Playing Area for Children

Riding ground and pony for hire

Sporting Equipment

WC

Hours

Open from dawn to dusk