The park is named after Pope Borghese, who built the famous Villa Borghese and the surrounding garden between 1613-1616 as a gift to his family.
The park is state property dating back to 1902 and offers travelers an enjoyable and wonderful place to rest and relax, along with entertainments for children, such as boating, feeding ducks and more. There are bike rentals available and pony rides.
Alongside the extensive lawns, Borghese Park has a man-made lake, and the typical variety of statues and fountains, small and ancient temples which can be suddenly discovered and more. There is also the magnificent Villa Borghese, which is a museum you might want to visit. There are also other museums, such as the Villa Julia Museum and the National Museum of Modern Art.