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Villa Farnesina

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Address: Via della Lungara 230, Rome, Italy
Phone Number: 39 6 68027268
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Smallish villa with great Raphael frescoes.

This is a small but worthwhile villa. Great Raphael frescoes. Between Trastevere and Vatican. Hours are 9-2.Takes 30 min to see at most.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 6, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015 NEW

This is a small but worthwhile villa. Great Raphael frescoes. Between Trastevere and Vatican. Hours are 9-2.Takes 30 min to see at most.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Summary: Home built by a famous Renaissance banker, Agostini Chigi, who commissioned some of the best artists of the time (early 1500s) to paint frescoes to astonish guests and enjoy himself. Pros: -The frescoes and mosaics are some of the best in finest outside of the Vatican museum. Look for work by Raphael, Peruzzi, Il Sodoma on the walls and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Commissioned by a wealthy Sienese banker, this early Renaissance Villa is elegant and attractively decorated. Frescoes illustrating classical myths, many by Raphael and his pupils. Personnel was quite unfriendly. Be aware that it closes early in the afternoon, I think 2pm. While in Trastevere, don't forget to walk by the house of La Fornarina, Rafael's former lover and the daughter... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Beautiful interior artwork and vast rooms. Very pretty and there is so much detail in the artworks present on the walls,

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Not on the main path but definitely worth a visit. Beautiful villa and garden. Frescoes by Rafael and Baldassare Peruzzi. There is no need to buy tickets in advance. The Villa is open only in the morning from 9:00 to 14:00.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

As a Roman, I can easily say that Villa Farnesina is the type of site you almost "stumble upon". In spite of its position, in the very heart of Trastevere, and the presence of signposts, this beautiful XVI century palace, then leisure mansion of a prominent banker, is undoubtedly less popular than other typical and well-known touristic destinations. Yet, this... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

Stunning, well preserved villa with elaborate trompe l'loeil work and small but well maintained gardens. Handsome, helpful staff on hand. What a delight to visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

Exquisite colletion of fine art of XVI-XVIII century - especially frescoes - in a beautiful villa. For couple of hours you would forget about Roman tourist's crowd and enjoy first rate art. For this museum you don't need to buy tickets ahead of visit.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

Lovely to visit as you dont need more than an hour or two to take it all in. Hard to believe that rooms decorated with such beautiful art were used for everyday living.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

We won't dwell on the facts about this magnificent villa built in the early sixteenth century for the rich sienese banker Agostino Chigi. The facts are either well known or can be researched online, including Villa Farnesina's own web site. We would like to point out several 'technical' points. First, please bear in mind that the opening hours are unusual,... More 

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Address: Via della Lungara 230, Rome, Italy
Phone Number: 39 6 68027268
Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lazio  >  Rome>  > Trastevere
Open Hours:
Monday 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 2:00 pm

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