Palazzo Borghese is a palace in Rome, Italy, the main seat of the Borghese family. It was nicknamed il Cembalo ("the harpsichord") due to its unusual trapezoidal groundplan; its narrowest facade faces the River Tiber. The entrance at the opposite end of the building, the "keyboard" of the cembalo, faces onto the Fontanella di Borghese, with another in a great flanking facade to the Piazza Borghese that is extended by a slightly angled facade leading down Via Borghese towards the river. Both these entrances lead into a large courtyard on one side of which is a two level open arcade, with paired Doric and Ionic columns, that frames the garden beyond.To visit Palazzo Borghese on your trip to Rome, use our Rome travel route planner.
The first floor of the palace is the seat of the Embassy of Spain in Italy since 1947.
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Palazzo Borghese Reviews
Because the works within the Villa are so spectacular, the building itself is sometimes under appreciated. After you visit the Galleria, be sure to spend some time with the architecture. And then, as.... more »
I could not get into the building but just walked by. There is a sign posted nearby with some history of it. This palace in Rome was the main seat of the Borghese family. The main façades have three.... more »
Coudn t visot but it looks nice
Very interesting place to visit!
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