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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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It's not like it is undiscovered, but it is lightly visited in contrast to the heavy hitters of the Rome tour. Raphael frescoes as good as the Vatican and every room delights... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
London, Canada

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It's not like it is undiscovered, but it is lightly visited in contrast to the heavy hitters of the Rome tour. Raphael frescoes as good as the Vatican and every room delights. Remarkable when you consider that it was uninhabited for a century. Must see if you are staying in the district.

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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

What could be better than ceilings decorated by Raphael and other famous artists? A place to sit so you can stare up at the lovely images. Unfortunately only 2 of the rooms have chairs, the others make you peer up without benefit of leaning against the walk, they are frescoes too. Well, the neck pain is worth it. So beautiful... More 

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Farnborough, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Entry is very reasonable. The Villa was smaller than I expected but I spent a long time in the Room of Perspectives which creates an amazing illusion.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

...or twice a year for free admission, and I went to the last open day. I hear that you are able to make a reservation, but don't know if that is free. A fine palazzo with a renewed gallery...

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Villa Farnesia is a city home / palace across the Tiber near Trastevere, and it is just simply outstanding in all regards - from architecture, decor, period furnishings, amazing art (Raphael pieces), sculpture and a charming garden. The wealthy did live differently. ...

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was the Sienese banker Chigi's luxury villa for a few years before his death. You have Raphael's Galetea next to Sebastiano del Piombo's Polyphemus lusting after Galatea. del Piombo also painted scenes from Ovid's Metamorphosis, and to make this first room even more spectacular is Peruzzi's ceiling with Chigi's horoscope and a ceiling scene of Perseus cutting off Medussa's... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Having been to Rome several times before, we opted on this trip to go to places we had previously skipped. Our guidebook highly recommended the Villa Farnesina, and we went on a Saturday morning at 1000 and took a superb English language tour. The frescoes in the house were outstanding, as were all the decorations, and the gardens, while smaller... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lots of people go to the Vatican to see works by Raphael, but this once private residence has a fine collection of his frescos that few ever realize are there. We were fortunate to go in the evening as part of a private group tour with Trumpy Tours (there were about 65 of us all up if you are thinking... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Gorgeous palazzo inside and out. If you're in Trastevere, don't miss it. It's near Piazza Trilussa, so it's very easy to get to. Check out the Corsini palace across the street, too!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

Tucked between the Tiber and the Via della Lungara, this renaissance palace has a lovely garden with fountains, fruit trees. The great treat for us was to find it during the week and return on a Saturday for an English-language guided tour. Our guide, a librarian at the nearby science institute, was delightful. Without the information he shared about the... 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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