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Villa Medici - Accademia di Francia a Roma

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Interesting history of the Medici family with lovely gardens. You must pre-book the tour and don't... read more

Reviewed 31 July 2018
MLKinVancouver
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Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada
Beautiful villa and gardens - worst ever restaurant

Avoid the restaurant at all costs. It took nearly an hour to serve coffee and we still didn't get... read more

Reviewed 21 May 2018
Pinkertonx
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Hereford, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 9 November 2018

One can only visit the villa as part of a 1 hour guided tour. During this tour, you are not allowed to explore the villa nor the gardens. The gardens look very interesting as does the exterior of the villa, but since one cannot explore...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 3 October 2018

The Villa is in Walking distance to the Spanish Steps, and it is well worth a visit, but you need to plan it. There are guided tours in different languages, and you need to book one of those to be allowed access. I have seen...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 31 July 2018

Interesting history of the Medici family with lovely gardens. You must pre-book the tour and don't expect friendly service! The guides were knowledgeable and funny, but the desk staff were surly. My daughter went on the French tour and I went on the English one....More

Date of experience: July 2018
3  Thank MLKinVancouver
Reviewed 2 July 2018

The staffare not very helpfull. They make you think that you disturb them. They force you to buy a guided tour. There is not much to see

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank Ayse G
Reviewed 27 May 2018

There are tours available in different languages so you have to plan your visit accordingly. Our guide was great, we had a tour of the villa and afterwards went into the gardens. It was a nice experience and the guide provided us with stories about...More

Date of experience: April 2018
2  Thank Ruxandra C
Reviewed 21 May 2018

Avoid the restaurant at all costs. It took nearly an hour to serve coffee and we still didn't get the bill - just gave up and handed the cash to a startled waitress. But the rest was magnificent. We had a brief tour of the...More

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank Pinkertonx
Reviewed 5 May 2018 via mobile

Don’t even know where to begin because everything went wrong from start to end. Booking for 14.00 on the terrace, got tended at 14.25 at an indoors table. Told Mr.Edoardo who got us a table 30 minutes later directly under the sun. At our bewilderment,...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed 4 January 2018

I was pleasantly surprised. They have tours available in different languages so unless you’re bilingual, it may require some planning. I ended up on the French tour and can only hope that I translated well enough. The property was amazing and hearing about all of...More

Date of experience: December 2017
3  Thank Csaltpleez
Reviewed 12 December 2017 via mobile

Amazing history to this attraction and expertly delivered tour by the guide, Marta. She explained the intricacies of the buildings uses and meanings of the structures, paintings and statues to the group in a very friendly and enthusiastic manner. I really liked that there are...More

Date of experience: December 2017
1  Thank Chico M
Reviewed 19 November 2017 via mobile

i wandered by Villa Medici. the next English tour was several hours away, so i figured i’d at least go thru the temporary exhibition given it’s supposed artistic connections. it was terrible. no descriptions, very small, no thought at all behind it. unhelpful and indifferent...More

Date of experience: November 2017
3  Thank J0nnyAppleseed
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Response from Phyllis K | Reviewed this property |
Hi...well this is nothing like the Pitti Palace. It is about the garden...if I remember correctly the tour is only in the garden. We were inside to see a couple of rooms up a very long spiral staircase simply because a lot... More
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Yes it is except, Christmas, new year and eastern days.
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