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Villa Farnesina

#41 of 1 974 things to do in Rome
Closes in 13 min: 09:00 - 14:00
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Via della Lungara 230, Rome, Italy
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All reviews beautiful frescoes trompe l'oeil via della trastevere district sixteenth century pope julius ii farnese family renaissance architecture wall paintings nice museum the main attraction interesting history audio guide other attractions on display take your time sistine chapel
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Reviewed 1 November 2018

We were alone in the Villa until one other couple joined us. The frescoes are wonderfully preserved and it’s fun to identify the Roman myths and see sixteenth century graffiti and lots of eye trickery.

Date of experience: October 2018
2  Thank KatherineHPat
Reviewed 29 October 2018

It is a beautiful palace filled with frescoes by the masters. The audio guide is good. It is also in the Trastevere area for a walk afterwards

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank GlennAndrewToronto
Reviewed 21 October 2018

I was told by a friend living in Ferrara that this was a must see Roman attraction and I wasn't disappointed. The rooms are dizzying in their opulence and grandeur. In the one understated room (compared to the others) the fresco of hanging drapes is...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Michael V
Reviewed 20 October 2018

A short walk north across the Tiber down from Ponte Mazzini, is a magnificent Renaissance Villa, the Villa Farnesina. Enter via Via della Lungara, through the gate marked "Accademia Dei Lincei". Villa Farnesina was built by a wealthy banker from Siena, Agostino Chigi, between 1506...More

Date of experience: October 2018
2  Thank AnthonyCordato
Reviewed 14 October 2018

In the lovely Trastevere area of Rome this is a haven of peace to spend an hour looking at some beautiful frescoes, including by Raphaele. Definitely worth a visit if you enjoy art.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank GeoffNicholas
Reviewed 14 October 2018 via mobile

Beautiful museum with interesting history. There is not access to the whole park, but worth a visit when exploring Travestere

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Max K
Reviewed 5 October 2018 via mobile

The access is not on the river frontage but from the opposite side on Via Della Paglia - not clear on our map or in our guide book. The entrance is hardly signposted either - just a narrow gateway. The frescoes are worth the walk...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank KarenKew
Reviewed 26 September 2018

Strange to title a review with a tip on location, but it was surprisingly dauntingly difficult for us to find Villa Farnesina. And since they are only open until 2, and we were only finally directed as to where it was around 1:15, we had...More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Charming_Karl
Reviewed 24 September 2018

Easy to find and not too crowded, beautiful villa and grounds. Rent the audio guide and walk through this lovely villa. Not a must see, but if you are nearby certainly worth checking out.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank dwt2000
Reviewed 22 September 2018 via mobile

At only 5 Euros this private villa turned museum is a bargain. The frescos and the ceilings are gorgeous. The real splendor are in the surrounding grounds. Unfortunately some of the more magnificent cortili were blocked off. I first saw them from the eindows of...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Trastevere ("beyond the Tiber") is like a faded
postcard, a little worn around the edges but still
charming. With its wide-open piazzas, meandering
streets, weathered Renaissance buildings, and
overgrown personality, it's become an irresistible
mecca for visitors. Trastevere is an enclave of
entertainment - a rotating set of street performers
entertains almost every night, and unforgettable
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18 September 2018|
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Response from Josie O | Reviewed this property |
Yes, you could enjoy the Villa Farnesina in just an hour or so. It is a small private villa turned museum. So you could easily see it all in one hour and even linger in some of the rooms within that time and spend time with... More
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9 March 2018|
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Response from Claire G | Reviewed this property |
I'm sorry as well. We were living close to the Vatican and walked there. It is near the Botanical Gardens.
24 January 2018|
Response from honeycurry | Reviewed this property |
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