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Yes, Rome has a zoo. It is a zoological garden with more than 1,000 animals located on the original site of the Villa Borghese. Open since 1911, it began as a place to collect and display animals in danger of extinction. Paths winding through the park allow visitors to observe lions, elephants, tigers, monkeys, and giraffes, among others. There is also a small barnyard area with goats, pigs, cows, and other livestock. Most notably the bio-park is home to a rare Kleinmann’s tortoise, which was rescued from a smuggler's suitcase in 2005.
Bioparco has been renovated and renamed from its original construction to illustrate its commitment to ecological practices and scientific knowledge. There is a small lake with seating to relax as well as a children’s area. All in all there are more than 200 species on the 17 hectares of zoo land here. It is one of Europe’s oldest zoos still in operation.
Bioparco is located on Viale del Giardino Zoologico at the Villa Borghese estate. It is easily accessed on foot from the Spanish Steps or Piazza del Popolo. The nearest metro stop is Spagna. Open from 9:30 am to 5 pm, it costs 15 euros to enter.
Address: Viale del Giardino Zoologico, 20, Roma, Italy
Hours: Open daily from 9:30 am - 5 pm. Extended hours to 6 or 7 pm during summer months.
Admission: 15 EUR for adults, 12 EUR for children
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3 Tours and Activities to Experience Bioparco
Take a tour of Rome’s Villa Borghese gardens with a local guide, and then visit the city zoo of Bioparca di Roma at your leisure. It’s a combo experience that has something for all the family. Check out the park’s Elizabethan-esque playhouse, and hear the history of the sprawling gardens, which date back to the 17th century. At a time that suits you, use your Bioparco di Roma ticket to see tigers, lions and more at the ever-popular zoo.
Price varies by group size
Price varies by group size
Take a break from sightseeing and treat yourself to a gourmet Italian-style picnic in one of Rome’s most beautiful parks. Choose to dine with friends in the idyllic Borghese Gardens; relax during a family lunch at the magnificent Villa Pamphili gardens; or impress your loved one with a romantic sunset picnic. Everything is included in your specially prepared hamper, so you can lay out your picnic blanket, pour a glass of Prosecco and feast on fresh organic salads, homemade cake and traditional Italian delicacies such as frittata and prosciutto.
Take a tour of Rome’s third largest city garden, Villa Borghese, and enjoy a delicious picnic in the park during this half-day tour. Stroll through the 80-hectare space and admire pond, the statues, the terraces, and of course, the beautiful plants. Visit the Terrazza del Pincio and enjoy a delicious lunch while taking in the scenery of the park.
Mountain Bike Tours
Breathe in the beauty of Villa Borghese, Rome’s largest public park, on a guided bike tour. This monumental complex of gardens takes its name from 15th-century art patron Cardinal Scipione Borghese and boasts the stately Gallery Borghese art museum, a picturesque lake, ornate monuments, and ancient ruins. Pedal around highlights including the magnificent Lake Gardens, fountains, statues and temples, and the elegant gallery, home to works by Caravaggio and Bernini.
Frequently Asked Questions
The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
What are Bioparco hours of operation?
Bioparco hours of operation: Open daily from 9:30 am - 5 pm. Extended hours to 6 or 7 pm during summer months.. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
Should I book Bioparco tickets in advance?
We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Bioparco can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund. See all 3 Bioparco tickets and tours on Viator.
How much does it cost to visit Bioparco 2020?
Currently, an entrance ticket to Bioparco costs USD 109.74. Guided Bioparco tours start around USD 109.74 per person. See all 3 Bioparco tickets and tours on Viator.
What's the best way to experience Bioparco?
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