Address: Viale del Giardino Zoologico, 1, Rome, IT
Phone: +39 06 360 8211
This zoo, located on the northern edge of Villa Borghese, has undergone a number of changes in its history. In the ’30s, it was one of the first to transition from cages to ditches in order to give the animals more space to roam. Today, it works to promote environmental conservation by breeding endangered species such as the black lemur, the Turkmenian kulan, and the mandrill. Outside the entrance—an impressive art nouveau gate from the turn of the century—there are men selling baloons. Once inside, kids especially love the playground inspired by Noah’s Ark and the reptile house. “We go on the weekends during feeding time!” Nicoletta Romanoff says.