Was really disappointed with the Borghese gardens. The tube dropped us off at the side of a dual carriage way with one tiny dodgy sign. We and a few other couples walked along the side of the road until we came to what looked like an entrance with a coffee area. It looked dry, sparse covered in litter and unattended (more like being in a third world country not what I expected from Italy). Walking through there were no signs as we walked across what looked like an open field, as we got the other side it popped us out on another road side through a gap in the hedge. Honestly the signage around this place was terrible, we were so grateful for our multiple maps that gave us some clue as to where we were. Once we had orientated ourselves we were just disappointed by the broken statues, half buried empty water features and the upended rubbish bins. The only nice thing was the small boating lake, which had a monument and lots of turtles. We were so surprised that it was kept in such disrepair and that people seemed to have picnics then leave all their rubbish on the ground. As a tourist location I thought it let itself down and thought you'd think locals and visitors would take more care of what could have been a nice outdoor space. Other than to stretch your legs, I really wouldn't bother.
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