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“Amazingly well preserved 16th century palazzo!”

Palazzo Chigi di Ariccia
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US$79,49*
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Ranked #93 of 4 619 things to do in Lazio
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Reviewed 11 December 2016

We had a tour guide all to ourselves and he was terrific - extremely knowledgeable. I was able to understand his Italian - he spoke very clearly and not too quickly - but someone who does not know any Italian might want to check first to see if an English language tour is available. The rooms are amazing - especially the walls that are covered in stamped cordovan leather. The family history is seen through many wonderful portraits. Bernini was responsible for the enlargement of the palace and several of his works/touches are seen.

Thank Jackie G
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Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

I visited this palace with my family on the 4th of August. I really liked the palace and especially the leather walls, i've never seen them before. The guided tour was very interesting, also thanks to our guide Marco, very prepared and enjoyable.
Excellent quality according to the price. The only problem is that the opening hours of the palace and the garden are different, so we didn't manage to visit both.

Thank GabriTrevi
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Reviewed 20 March 2016

Agostino Chigi was a rich banker of Siena and he choice Rome and order to construct a wonderful Villa in 1508; (Recently renoved).
Also Raffael and his students illustrated Mythology scenes, also horoscope with
constellation, star pictures.
- Cardinal Farnese acquired the Villa 70 years later.
A visit must : -Triumph of Galatea: a head of a young boy, probabily from Michelangelo:
shows scene of archtiect Perruzzi's, like Perseus who decapted Medusa;
- The fresko cycle of Amor and Psyche; the loggia with Rafael's fresko of Amor has
the view of a sumptuous garden.
- and the salone Prospetive, with columns with painted illusions.
You must have enough time in Rome to visit this Villa too.

1  Thank Manuela L
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Reviewed 21 January 2015

The Palazzo Chigi is often overlooked by tourists in Rome and is arguably one which should be on the must do list. Allow time to be consumed into the history as well as the charm of this building - you will not regret.

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Reviewed 14 September 2014

The palace is quite nice, well worth a visit. We visit the place through a guide tour and the Baroque Museum. However, we opted not to visit the garden.

The reception had problems in printing the tickets. Thus, after 5 minutes waiting, & getting annoyed, she allowed to visit the museum. However, the doors of the various rooms were still closed, and someone come with us to open the doors.

The museum is quite small & paintings not of top quality. Lift not available for all tourists/customers.

Afterwards, we had the visit of the Piano Nobile. The guide tour started 10 - 15 minutes late, but the guide was quite knowledge. The visit was fine.

Still, the overall organization need to be improved & the service offered need to be upgraded.

Thank Valletta054
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