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Address: Piazzale del Giardino Zoologico 1, 00197 Rome, Italy
Phone Number:
+39 06 360 8211
09:30 - 18:00
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Mon - Fri 09:30 - 18:00
Sat - Sun 09:30 - 19:00
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: Yes
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Loved this zoo but there is not much food choice.

I really liked this zoo and the surroundings, its in a really nice location and I walked there with no issues its not too far out. We went in November and it was very quiet... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We loved this zoo. It's well laid out, easy to navigate, the animals are varied and the animals look happy. I'd recommend eating beforehand or bringing a picnic as the food available there is pricey. Villa Burghese, the park the zoo is in, is sprawling and beautiful. A great way to get away from the bustle of the city. When... More 

Thank Twinkle T
London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I really liked this zoo and the surroundings, its in a really nice location and I walked there with no issues its not too far out. We went in November and it was very quiet, but that was a bonus for us as it meant we didn't have to line up or wait for people to move away from the... More 

Thank chevikdaniels
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The visit took us almost the entire day. It was pleasent and interesting. Good to go individually and even especially with children. The pathways are clean. Enjoyed it. I also recommed a walk outside the bioparco right through in the gardens. Its relaxing, quiet and covers a big area!

Thank Sar S
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15 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We visited this zoo on Easter Sunday and had a really lovely day. The park is laid out in a way that makes it easy to see everything. The animal pens and water in tanks was very clean and the majority of the animals seemed content. The elephants did not seem happy, and a few of the larger animals could... More 

Thank Debra L
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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Not many different kinds of animals but the ones they have are very interesting. Not really a 'day-out' activity - two hours at most. Enclosures were very inconsistent - some were very good but some were slightly demeaning

Thank Archie P
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35 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

When you have had your fill of culture the zoo is a good escape. Its a bit of a trek outside the centre but situated in the lovely Villa Borghese. A large park in the north of Rome with amazing views. The zoo is right at the top of the park but well worth it with children. All the animals... More 

Thank Lisa B
Tel Aviv, Israel
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63 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Rome deserves better zoo -this is a Tier 2/3 zoo compare to places like Prague or Copenhagen. We came during weekday -0 activity for kids, noo feeding. All restaurants are closed you can't even buy an icecream - only in the ugly entrance small coffee shop. Don't take a train -you will see nothing. Yes there are few nice animals... More 

Thank Shmuki
Belfast, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 1 week ago

The zoo is attractively laid out and most the animals seemed healthy and visitor curious which is always a good sign. There was a wide variety of animals and most had decent sized enclosures although some of the reptile enclosures seemed a little cramped. The cafe was airy and served good snack food. No souvenir shop though

Thank pamelaingram1
Frederiksberg, Denmark
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

In the scheme of Zoo things, this is a pretty good place. The ticketing organisation is very effective and makes good sense - when you turn up you get a numbered slip and the ticket windows have screens above them, showing the number next in line. So whichever window shows up your number, that's where you go to pay. Works... More 

1 Thank nick e
Dublin, Ireland
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43 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We read the reviews and were thinking twice about going, but went anyway. The reptile enclosure is one of the best we've seen. Great for a family day out. You will not be disappointed.

1 Thank annettesarahmccarthy

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Young and well-to-do families are the street flavour of Parioli. A new kind of Rome, this area is centuries away from the Renaissance with its pockets of 1930s palaces, tony boutiques, open-air markets and plenty of coffee shops. Parioli was built as an enclave for last century’s haute bourgeois and still represents as such in 21st century Rome. Need a break? The area has several great sporting clubs known for tennis and riding, a wonderful modern art museum, easy access to the zoo (Europe’s oldest), and is nestled around Rome’s very best parks including Villa Borghese, Villa Ada and Villa Glori.
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