The promenade of Pincio, near and connected to Villa Borghese, was created at the beginning of the XIX century on the request of the Napoleonic administration. The promenade was the most loved place by the Romans until the mid XX century and it hosted shows and concerts. The famous busts of illustrious men appeared since the late XIX century and they became more and more and today there are 229 statues. Inside the park there is the Casina Valadier, which is the ancient casale of the Agostiniani of Santa Maria del Popolo, transformed in a café, built of an old roman tanker. In 2004 the Casina was opened to the public, after a big restoration to take the building back to its origin, 170 years before.