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Fabulous Historic Papal Garden and Villa of the Farnese Family

A must see if you are near Viterbo, Italy. Originally designed as a fortress and later built to be... read more

Reviewed 21 October 2018
Dioc
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Athens, Georgia
Hidden gem

It’s a hidden gem, beautiful place and something you don’t expect to find in such a small... read more

Reviewed 17 October 2018
RobertaS2959
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Piazza Farnese 1, 01032 Caprarola, Italy
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you're going here it's going to be a long history lesson. The tour guide we had through our school trip could talk a dog off a meat wagon and we spend way too long here. Get in and get out unless you love the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank pudvarbail
Reviewed 21 October 2018

A must see if you are near Viterbo, Italy. Originally designed as a fortress and later built to be a country villa. The villa, and the gardens are designed in the Italian Renaissance period style. The frescoes in the villa are colorful and add great...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 17 October 2018 via mobile

It’s a hidden gem, beautiful place and something you don’t expect to find in such a small city. Only negative thing: the staff is terrible and giving wrong one information at the ticket office. We wanted to visit the gardens (that is one of the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank RobertaS2959
Reviewed 24 September 2018

We were driving from Orvieto to Rome and Palazzo or Villa Farnese in Caprarola was a nice stop. Its a huge palazzo at the very top of a dead straight road up through an old village. We were one of only 2 other couples there...More

Date of experience: September 2018
2  Thank CapeTownCapetown
Reviewed 24 July 2018 via mobile

A thing of beauty is a joy for ever. The wonderful palazzo and the garden (make sure to walk to the end of it! ) are not to be missed.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank 618lievenc
Reviewed 23 July 2018 via mobile

You cannot immagine what you have missed so far. The Palace is one of the best conserved in Italy (so in the world). The Farnese's is among the most ancient families in Italy and they have built palaces and castles all over the lands they...More

Date of experience: July 2018
2  Thank nunzio i
Reviewed 22 July 2018

The first thing you notice is that the town, Caprarola, is charming. Then you see that parking is not an issue. Then, wow, the Villa Farnese sits majestically over the town and the entire valley like the gem it is. Inside is more amazing art...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank GeraldWW2
Reviewed 3 June 2018

First of all, I would forget about the direct view of the villa and look for some satellite views of the property. The property is awesome. The artwork amazing. It costs 5E. If you go make sure you explore the gardens and walk up into...More

Date of experience: June 2018
2  Thank fssutton1
Reviewed 23 May 2018 via mobile

Beautiful building with many highly decorated rooms open to view. Lovely garden with interesting statues. I would have given five stars if only there had been water in the fountains, that would have been spectacular. €5 entry fee is a bargain. If you park on...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank redheadmalvern
Reviewed 6 January 2018

If by any chance you are in the region of Lazio, or somewhere nearby, you should definitely visit Caparola and its Palazzo Farnese. It has a spiral staircase with frescoes painted on the top, and all around the rooms you can admire some more. Do...More

Date of experience: January 2018
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Deb022
10 June 2017|
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Response from Ferretgirl42 | Reviewed this property |
Hi, an hour and a half, in my opinion for Villa Lante and Villa Farnese, nice bar accriss from Villa Farnese to meet up in, larger thsn it looke, the bar that is!
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LANYC1110
12 April 2017|
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Response from Bucketgob | Reviewed this property |
All of the smaller villages in the region have train services that includes Rome as its starting point. They are normally unmanned. Transport tickets when purchased usually gives you the option to use trains and local... More
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TidewaterTraveler_GA
29 March 2017|
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Response from Bucketgob | Reviewed this property |
Think we paid around 5 Euro for 2 senior tickets.. Not expensive for the visit and well worth the money..
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