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Villa Aldobrandini

Frascati, Frascati, Italy
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Ranked #6 of 15 attractions in Frascati
Type: Gardens, Architectural Buildings
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39 reviews 39 reviews
10 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

Like other reviewers I only saw this from the outside, and there was definitely an air of faded elegance. The reason for the review is I thought I would be able to walk up to it, however the road is narrow and dangerous with traffic and after a while the signs disappear along with the pavement. When I came across... More

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Toronto, Canada
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6 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2013

Kirker had a guide laid on.We couldn't go in the main Villa to see the theater as it was privately owned.Gardens full of weeds.Fountains didn't work because of World War two bombing. We had some frescoes explained to us.There was a reception in the historic kitchen for us but the gift shop was closed on saturdays.The guide's English was hard... More

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Llangollen, United Kingdom
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14 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2013

Frascati is very easy to get to from Rome. There is a train every hour from Termini and it casts about euros 2.50. The town is on a high hill with an amazing view over Rome. The gardens of the Villa Aldobrandini are free to visit but only from Monday to Friday. It seems that the Prince values his peace... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2013

We had only a brief stop in Frascati for several hours on a bus tour from Rome. We were able to appreciate Villa Aldobrandini only through the gate from the street, but the gardens seemed to cascade down the hill, and the building itself is big and grand. Wish we could have seen inside and toured the grounds. Frascati itself... More

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Iligan City, Philippines
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2012

We just saw Villa Aldobrandini from the outside the gate. It looks great with large gardens. It has an imposing 17th century facade & is also known as Belvedere. This villa is owned by the Aldobrandini family, the most famous member of which is Cardinal Pietro Aldobrandini, Pope Clement VIII's nephew.. This villa overlooks Frascati & is quite impressive, hence... More

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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27 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2012

We had been led to believe there would an interesting garden and waterworks; but that was not the case. The house is impressively set overlooking the town and the gardens sweep down the front. The rear of the property was not open to us. The garden was simply kept and it consisted of lawns and trees. Seen much nicer ones... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2012

It was a shame to see this beautiful central Villa in such a poor state. Elsewhere this prize would be maintained and cared for with the dignity it deserves. Please visit it because the villa is spectacular. It makes for great pictures...but it deserves a little more care in my opinion.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2012

My daughter and I went to Frascati to take a break during our visit to Rome. We imagined, according to the reviews in tripadvisor, that we are going to a small village near Rome. When we reached there by bus we were confused, because we found ourselves in a just a small superb of Rome. The place is friendly, quite,... More

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