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Palazzo Farnese

Piazza Farnese 1, 01032 Caprarola, Italy
+39 0761 646052
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Imposing & Magnificent

On the edge of the pretty town of Caprarola about an hour's drive north from Rome lies the imposing... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
West Midlands
Great villa, shame about the gardens

We visited, parking up the road. Lovely villa, very good info boards in every room in Italian and... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
West Midlands
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1 week ago
“Imposing & Magnificent”
2 weeks ago
“Great villa, shame about the gardens”
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Piazza Farnese 1, 01032 Caprarola, Italy
+39 0761 646052
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Reviewed 1 week ago

On the edge of the pretty town of Caprarola about an hour's drive north from Rome lies the imposing Palazzo/Villa Farnese (not to be confused with Farnesina and also Farnese Gardens in Rome itself). For a very reasonable €8 each (cash payment only - concessions...More

Thank ESP2006
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited, parking up the road. Lovely villa, very good info boards in every room in Italian and English. Lots to see. Shame about the gardens...you see very little...ten minutes is stretching it, although the bar across the street is very good....

Thank Ferretgirl42
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was the highlight of my Italian trip this year! I stayed in Viterbo and took a bus out to this stunning Palace. Nothing prepares you for how drop dead gorgeous this place is! It goes on and on from one fabulous room full of...More

Thank Grainne O
Reviewed 14 May 2017 via mobile

This is a must see. The Palace is an architectural masterpiece with fascinating frescos throughout. There is no guide book there but the signage is good. The gardens are superb with lovely fountains and a peaceful wooded area in the middle. Even on a sunny...More

Thank Tim M
Reviewed 9 March 2017

Palazzo Farnese is really worth going to. What struck us was that almost everything was possible to see; rooms, gardens... All the paintings are really astonishing!

Thank Per218
Reviewed 28 November 2016

Friends reccommended me to visit this jewel of 16th century. I spent all my visit time (2 hours and half) with my nose up. Architecture is fantastic but the top are the frescos in all this palace. Amazing the geographic map room. They say that...More

1  Thank Corrado C
Reviewed 27 November 2016

Caprarola is nothing special respect to many Italian villages however the Farnese palace is one of the best all over the peninsula! The many rooms are one better than the other with two or three peaks like the famous stars, the geographical maps room and...More

1  Thank treering
Reviewed 13 November 2016

Highly opulent Palazzo deep in the centre of Caprarola. We spent a good few hours exploring the site. So much to see. Rooms are large and full of history. Even got a guided tour as well from a local who knew the place inside out....More

1  Thank Bucketgob
Reviewed 31 October 2016

Although I'm Italian, I must confess I had never heard of Caprarola nor of this second Farnese Palace. It is thanks to an old shool friend of mine that we were taken there. It's about one hour's drive from Rome towards Viterbo. What a beauty!...More

1  Thank Neri I
Reviewed 30 October 2016

A moving visit of a stunning site where proportion, elegance, art, architecture are harmoniously blended. A pleasant and restful morning's visit without the crowds of Rome on your back.

Thank keruzaouen
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Thank you all for your reviews! We were thinking about having a Gardens & Villas day - Villa Lante, Sacro Bosco di Bomarzo & Farnese Capranola, getting an early start from Tuscania. Is it unreasonable or too rushed to expect to spend a couple of hours at each site? What order would you see them in case we attempt it, but then decide there isn't time to see all three? Thanks! Deb
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!
Is there any way to get to the villa by public transportation? By bus or train? I am coming from Rome, and I will not have a car. Thank you!
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
Could you please advise on the entrance fee for a May visit?
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..