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The Best Rome Zoo Tickets 2023 – Ultimate visiting guide

Bioparco di Roma or Rome Zoo is one of the most exciting attractions you shouldn’t miss out on while visiting the Eternal City! It is located in Rome’s Villa Borghese gardens, and it is considered the largest zoo in Italy. There are more than 1000 animals and 200 species in this zoological garden. By purchasing Rome Zoo tickets, you will be able to see elephants, reptiles, giraffes, lemurs, fishes, and many other animals inside the park.

We’ve put together helpful information for visiting Bioparco di Roma. Continue reading and find out everything you’ll need to know before seeing exotic animals in the heart of Rome!

Everything you need to know before going to the Rome Zoo

There aren’t many rules you need to follow while visiting this exotic zoological garden. Still, we selected some helpful tips and information you should know before visiting this stunning bio park. 

One essential thing to note is that you aren’t allowed to bring your pets inside the zoo. Also, you can’t touch animals without permission inside the bio park. So keep that in mind.

We recommend bringing a lot of water with you and don’t forget to put a hat and sunscreen on, especially if you’re visiting the zoo during the summer season. Temperatures can be really high at that time of the year!

Bioparco di Roma Working Hours

  • January 1 – March 27: 9:30 am. – 5 pm.
  • March 28 – October 25: 9.30 am. – 6 pm.
  • October 26 – December 31: 9:30 am. – 5 pm.

There are extended hours from 9.30 am until 7 pm on Saturdays, Sundays, and public holidays.

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What can you see inside of the Rome Zoo?

The Rome Zoo is an excellent place for spending relaxing family time! Already at the entrance to the zoo, you can tell that this is a unique zoo. It looks monumental with a marble arch and giant animal statues on the top of its structure. 

The zoo of Rome is home to more than 1,000 animals from 200 different species from all five continents. Hippos, giraffes, African wild dogs, tigers, bears, leopards, and snakes are just a few of the many exotic animals you will have an opportunity to see. Rome Zoo is divided into several areas, and the most popular ones are the lion enclosure, reptile house, giraffe house, and area of the lemurs.

Getting to the Rome Zoo

Bio Parco di Roma is a kid-friendly zoological garden located in the center of Rome, in the charming setting behind the famous Borghese Gallery. Getting to Rome Zoo isn’t difficult because it is located in an area that is perfectly covered by public transport. You can get to the zoo by tram (number 19), bus (number 3, 52, 53, 926, 217, 360, and 910), or by the metro. If you want to travel directly from your accommodation to the zoo, we recommend taking a cab.

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The best time to visit Rome Zoo

We suggest visiting the zoo of Rome in the off-season if it is possible. Fewer crowds are visiting the zoo during the autumn and winter months. Whatever time of the year you decide to explore bio park, we advise you to do it as soon as it opens or before its closing time. If you arrive early, you’ll avoid all the crowds plus the weather is more pleasant in the mornings during the summer months.

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Good to know before visiting Rome Zoo

  • Plan your visit and buy tickets in advance! Don’t forget to add Rome Zoo to your visit list!
  • Arrive early! We highly advise arriving at least 15 minutes before the booked time.
  • You can visit the reptile house from 14:45 to 15:15 every Saturday.
  • If you plan to visit Rome Zoo in the summertime, we highly advise you to bring sunscreen and enough water because the temperatures can be very high!
  • To make your visit completely stress-free, we suggest wearing comfortable pair of shoes.
  • It isn’t allowed to bring pets inside the zoo, except for the guide dogs.
  • The last entrance to the zoo is 1 hour before closing.
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Excellent, easy, straightforward and the price is worth the experience. The children have enjoyed a lot and the environment is fully respectful of the animals' wellness



Fabulous! There are various types of animals the way they are organized is so amazing. Their living area is almost the same as the natural one. You don't feel like you are visiting a zoo instead it feels like you are in the actual area.


FAQ – Rome Zoo

How long does it take to walk around Bioparco di Roma?

Bioparco di Roma isn’t a large zoo, and you can explore its main highlights in less than 60 minutes. However, we highly advise you not to rush and discover all the animals at a decent pace.

Is there a restaurant inside Rome Zoo?

There isn’t a restaurant inside the Rome Zoo. But there is an ice cream shop and many vending machines with drinks and packaged sandwiches available. Also, there are a couple of cafes and snack bars inside. If you want, you can make a picnic and enjoy your time around the lake.

What is the best time of the day to visit the Rome Zoo?

The best time to visit Bioparco di Roma is in the early morning when the zoo opens or later in the afternoon hours before closing. That way, you will avoid the crowds around the animal enclosures. Also, keep in mind that it can get quite hot in the summer months. Because of that, we suggest taking plenty of water and stopping regularly in the shaded areas.

What else can I visit in Rome?

There are countless things to do and visit in Rome. Going on a Colosseum Guided Tour and Arena Floor Tour are definitely must-do things in Rome! If you want to explore the city of Rome in the fastest way, we recommend going on a Rome sightseeing hop-on, hop-off tour by bus.
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Rome Zoo Ticket

Explore one of Europe’s most impressive zoological parks! With this ticket, you will have an opportunity to see many exotic animals, from tiny frogs to grizzly bears. Don’t worry about waiting in long lines because this ticket includes a skip-the-line option!

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Buy your Rome Zoo entrance ticket already today and experience the exotic wildlife in the best way possible!


After finishing sightseeing at Rome Zoo, we recommend visiting Villa Borghese!

One of the best things you can do is to combine a half-day tour of Villa Borghese with entry to Rome’s zoo! That way, not only will you see a variety of animals, but you will also be able to explore the famous Villa Borghese and learn about its long history. 

Stroll through Rome’s largest public park and escape from the summer heat! You can also choose to go on a guided bike tour and explore Villa Borghese’s garden in the fastest way! Prepare yourself for a visit with our ultimate visiting guide and buy Galleria Borghese Tickets online!