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Villa Aldobrandini

Frascati, Frascati, Italy
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Ranked #7 of 15 Attractions in Frascati
Type: Gardens, Architectural Buildings
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Martinez, California
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67 reviews 67 reviews
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

Put on your strolling shoes and enjoy a pastoral, quiet, lovely (and free!) walk out to the Villa, around the buildings, fountains, and gardens! What a restorative treat. We especially enjoyed walking the shaded drive down to the gate (which we discovered was locked), enjoying the views, then walking back up again, and back into town. Enjoy!

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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47 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

It is easy to overlook this amazing property. It can be viewed from the main square in Frascati, and sits proudly on the hillside overlooking the town and countryside beyond. There is a lovely tree line drive up to the villa through pretty gates, however, proceed up the hill, need a car unless extra fit, to the main entrance. It... More

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Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

I fancied an excursion out of Rome during my holiday, to escape the heat and crowds, and Frascati didn't disappoint. This town is easily reached via the suburban train FR4F from Termini station. You can't miss the villa at the top of the hill, above Piazza Marconi. It's quite a climb on foot to reach it but worth the effort.... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Been to Frascati with my family. Villa Aldobrandini is a beautiful architect at hill top. It was closed for tourists.

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Scotland
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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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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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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
14 helpful votes 14 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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