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Villa Farnesina

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Address: Via della Lungara 230, Rome, Italy
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US$ 38.47*
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Farnesina Gallery Small Group Tour
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Private Tour: Trastevere and Villa Farnesina Walking Tour
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Rome Trastevere Tour by Segway

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Rafael

It is a must for Rafael's frescoes and the charming history of the place. The announced open time was not respected - as elsewhere in Italy.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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bucharest
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It is a must for Rafael's frescoes and the charming history of the place. The announced open time was not respected - as elsewhere in Italy.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Wow!!!! The frescos in this 16th century Villa/Palazzo are simply amazing. Do take the audio guides to fully appreciate the history of this site. The Italianate gardens are great too although I'm. It quite sure why one can only visit them with a guided tour on Saturdays. Watch the opening hours as some day the close at 2pm

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

While this may not necessarily be a 'must see' item on most traveler's itineraries, it's worth a stop if you have time & want to go a little off the beaten path. The villa isn't very big so you can browse the interior and rooms as well as stroll around the gardens in 2 hours, or less. It certainly has... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This home is so well worth looking for and on the day I visited few tourists, so it was a treasure. The excessive design is overwhelming as everywhere you look is something astounding. Take your time, look up, look down, and be amazed at what money could buy.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2017

Really, the Villa Farnesina should be named after it's founder and not it's later owners. The insanely wealthy banker and Papal Treasurer Agostino Chigi had the villa built and decorated in the early sixteenth century as a symbol of his power and influence. He commissioned many of the foremost artists of the time including Raphael, to complete the interior for... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016

This is an old Roman villa, with every room's ceiling and walls filled with fresco paintings. Unlike a lot of frescos in Rome, these are in pristine condition with good lighting. Rafael's workshop did many of them. I wish there had been a bit more info about the paintings and the history of the villa, but the place is definitely... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016

My daughters, who are 10 and 15, loved this villa so much they asked me to find more to visit! Music to my ears...

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016

We were lucky to find this place in Trastevere, and even luckier to have a great guide just to ourselves for a 90 minutes' tour.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016

The villa is large but you can only visit a few rooms. The cost is worth it (6E) as the ceiling paintings by Raphael are amazing. If you are planning a visit you can plan on visiting the rooms and gardens in less than on hour.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

Beautiful place to visit. The paintings were unbelievable amazing. The detail of how it gives you the illusion that looks real. Each room is painted beautiful, we weren't able to see two other rooms but we enjoyed the rooms that were available to see. Before entering Villa Farnesina feel free to walk around the gardens, there's a little fountain and... More 

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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 eateries and bars pepper its piazzas and side streets. For a trip to the past, visit the southern and western flanks of Trastevere for pockets of yesteryear, less traversed areas with a residual 1960s and 70s Roman vibe.
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