Zoo in Rome
The zoological garden of the Italian capital is unique because it is located in a park of amazing beauty, laid out around the famous Villa Borghese. First opened in 1911, the zoo in Rome initially did not pursue any scientific or research goals. Its meaning, according to the organizers, consisted only in the amusement and amusement of the public. Affected by the legacy of ancient Roman traditions, when grandiose shows and performances were arranged for the amusement of the crowd.
Zoo di Roma
Over time, the concepts of the scientific value of zoological gardens have changed a lot, and today the name Zoo di Roma for every inhabitant of the Italian capital has become synonymous with colossal scientific work on the study of the animal world and the preservation of its individual species from inevitable extinction.
On 12 hectares of the park of Villa Borghese, you can observe representatives of many classes and biological species in conditions close to natural, and some inhabitants of Bioparco di Roma remained on the planet in catastrophically small numbers.
Pride and achievement
The workers of the biopark, as the Zoo of Rome is often called, are proud of their pets, which delight hundreds of visitors every day. Australian kangaroos and Persian leopards, African wild dogs and orangutans from the island of Borneo, Himalayan tigers and crowned cranes are kept here in comfortable conditions. The list of species has long stepped over several hundred, and such rare animals for European zoos as dragons from Komodo or Paraguayan caimans have become real stars and favorites of guests of the zoo in Rome.
How to get there?
The address of the zoo is Viale del Giardino Zoologico, 20, Roma, Italy, a
you can get to it in several ways:
- From the Colosseum by tram line 3 to the Bioparco stop.
- A little faster - take metro line B to Policlinico station, where you will have to change to the same tram 3.
The Roman Zoo is open every day except for the only holiday of the year - December 25 on Christmas Day, its guests take a break from visitors.
- From January to March inclusive, the park is open from 09.30 to 17.00.
- From April 1 to October 25 - from 09.30 to 18.00.
- From October 26 to December 31 - from 09.30 to 17.00.
Ticket offices stop selling tickets one hour before the park closes.
The entrance price depends on the age of the guest and some other circumstances:
- An adult ticket costs 15 euros.
- Children over one meter tall and under 12 years old are eligible for benefits. For them, the entrance price is 12 euros.
- Elderly guests over 65 can visit the park for free on all days except Wednesdays and holidays, when they have to pay 5 euros for a ticket.
- Toddlers shorter than one meter tall, military and police officers with a photo ID and persons with disabilities enter the Zoo of Rome free of charge.
Services and contacts
Official site - www.bioparco.it.
Phone for inquiries +39 06 360 8211.