Piazza Farnese
Piazza Farnese
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Mark D
Newcastle, Australia3,395 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Solo
Started a food tour here & probably wouldn't have stumbled across it otherwise! It's a lovely little Piazza, not as known as most, but still has a few cafes & Restaurants around the edges, and is much quieter than a lot of parts of Roma. Certainly worth a look.
Written 20 September 2023
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Hans
Kwadendamme, The Netherlands3,861 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Couples
The square itself I didn’t find that of any beauty. The two fountains sculpted as a giant bathtub are nice. The main building on the square is the French Ambassy which is located in Palazzo Farnese, once a palace for the Farnese family. The place can be visited, but only by submitting on-line.
Written 2 April 2023
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dapper777
Monaco62,684 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2020 • Friends
Palazzo Farnese dominates the famous Piazza Farnese, embellished by two twin fountains by Girolamo Rainaldi and in which the Swedish national church of St. Bridget stands out.
The square is a small oasis in the tourist chaos of Rome, a corner where you can stop for a few minutes to rest and enjoy the calm and harmony of the square.
Since 1871 Palazzo Farnese has been home to the French Embassy.
The works for the construction of Palazzo Farnese began in 1517 at the behest of cardinal Alessandro Farnese (future Paul III in 1534) and carried out by Antonio da Sangallo the Younger, followed by Michelangelo and Vignola, but only thanks to Giacomo Della Porta it was possible to complete the works.
The rear side is due to Della Porta and Vignola while the façades on the side streets and the square are due to Sangallo the Younger. Michelangelo instead completed the cornice, composed of a large band of lily flowers, the loggia on which there is the Farnese family coat of arms, part of the second courtyard and the whole third.
The two twin fountains, in front of Palazzo Farnese, were built in 1626 by the architect Giacomo Rainaldi on commission from Cardinal Odoardo Farnese.
Rainaldi used two ancient Egyptian granite basins, decorated with a lion's head and two rings in relief. They were from the Baths of Caracalla and were already located in the square.
The fountains consist of a mixtilinear basin in travertine with the tub in the center and, grafted onto it, a shaft supporting a cup surmounted by a lily (symbol of the Farnese family) from which a gushing spring of water flows.
We walked around the quiet square, taking pictures and enjoying a beautiful sunny day.
Recommended.
Written 6 August 2020
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Noraatc
Sudbury, MA38,374 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019 • Solo
Lovely Piazza Farnese is a stone throw away from the Campo de’ Fiori, but its atmosphere is such a contrast to all the hustle and bustle of the Campo.

Beautiful Fontana de Farnese in the center of the square was built in the 16th century and the granite for the basins is believed to come from the ancient Baths of Caracalla.

One of the most magnificent palaces of Rome, luxurious 16th century masterpiece, Palazzo Farnese, is home to the French Embassy now, but you can visit it, if you pre-book your tour.

There is also a very nice organic food store on the piazza, called NaturaSì, which is a real treat for healthy eaters and vegetarians.
Written 14 February 2020
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Elizabeth E
Loudon, TN14 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
Nice area if you have time. Very close to the market area. The food tour from this piazza is awesome. The piazza itself does not offer a lot but the surrounding area is very nice.
Written 6 November 2019
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SanFranciscoGuy634
Sarasota, FL1,034 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019 • Couples
The Piazza Farnese, a lovely square with the classic French Embassy on one side, is only a short block from the Campo di Fiori, itself a major tourist destination that is a hubbub at all hours. Yes, far fewer visitors stroll over to the Piazza Farnese, so it’s a great place to watch real life and take a break. You can see real Romans walking to work in this traffic-free zone. Stop for a coffee. Wander down some of the connecting streets. Escape the crowds and get a sense of real Rome. It’s all available around Piazza Farnese, on the other side of the Campo.
Written 12 October 2019
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Birte L
Kongens Lyngby, Denmark3,799 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2018 • Couples
A Lovely Square with its two ancient bathtubs turned into fountains and the impressive Palazzo Farnese which now houses the French embassy. It is possible to visit on guided tours ( but you have to book a long time before, and only once a week do they have guided tours in English). Otherwise try to stop by in the evening, when the rooms are lit and you can see some of the fine frescoes at a distance. On the corner there is a nice cafe Vyta where you can enjoy the square
Written 4 October 2019
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Anna M
Charlottesville, VA16 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019
A lovely piazza where the French Embassy is located. It is right next to the Campo dei Fiori and its daily market. You can stroll around the Piazza and then have a drink or dinner in the Campo. You can also visit Il Forno for fresh baked bread and Ruggieri's for salami, cheese, and wine and make your own dinner.
Written 3 July 2019
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SuperTed19
Madison, WI742 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019 • Couples
Bathtubs from Caracalla and arches from the Colosseum can be found here. It is a lovely little square, and it never seems to be very crowded.
Written 5 June 2019
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Tom J
London, UK1,693 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019 • Couples
We decided to stop in the Piazza Farnese just outside of the palace to get a 5-10 minute break from the manic tourist filled streets. This is a place which adorns a local market and can feel a world away from Piazza Navona but ironically is only a few streets.
Written 26 May 2019
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