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Villa Farnesina

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Villa Farnesina

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Via della Lungara 230, Rome Italy
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Faster Than Skip-the-Line: Vatican, Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's Basilica Tour
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Faster Than Skip-the-Line: Vatican, Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's Basilica Tour

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Home to some of the world’s most iconic paintings, the Vatican Museums attract huge crowds. Save yourself hours of waiting by booking this skip-the-line tour of the Sistine Chapel, Raphael’s Rooms, and St. Peter’s Basilica (when the option is selected) in Rome. Early morning and evening tour options mean you can explore the complex during far less crowded time slots. Upgrade to a small-group tour limited to 10 people for a more personalized experience.
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Trees and Towns wrote a review Jan 2020
52 contributions17 helpful votes
Villa Farnesina was a beautiful small museum with spectacular frescoes, artwork and furniture. The audio tour was included and the gardens were a lovely place to take a short break before continuing on to other attractions.
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Date of experience: April 2019
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slw9135 wrote a review Jan 2020
66 contributions65 helpful votes
Beautiful 17th century villa set on the south side of the Tiber river in the Trastevere district. There are just a few pieces of artwork that are part of the permanent display but the villa itself has beautiful painted ceilings and frescoes on the walls. The loggia in particular was memorable. There are only 6 large restored rooms downstairs and 5 large rooms upstairs where you are allowed to visit. Plus there are 3 smaller rooms upstairs that had artwork but where the current displays hid the walls. There did not appear to be any frescoes on the walls or ceilings in these rooms. The entrance garden is nice but unfortunately they had the lemon trees wrapped for the winter and they don't allow people into the private part of the garden. The entrance fee includes an audio guide that describes the rooms in detail and there are written descriptions in most of the rooms in both Italian and English.
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Noraatc wrote a review Jan 2020
Sudbury, Massachusetts22,988 contributions1,079 helpful votes
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My carefully planned visit to the Villa Farnesina did not disappoint me. I easily bought my ticket at the entrance and was enjoying the frescoes almost alone. The Renaissance Villa owned by the banker Agostino Chigi, is truly magnificent and the courtyard with orange and lemon trees is such a lovely place to relax on a warm day. The frescoes by Raphael, Sebastiano del Piombo, Giulio Romano, and Sodoma are spectacular ... especially, Rafael’s “Cupid and Psyche” and “The Triumph of Galatea”. There was also the Leonardo da Vinci exhibit at the adjacent building: the photographic images of all Leonardo’s paintings. I was surprised how many of them I have seen in all my travels. The exhibit is included in the Villa Farnesina ticket price.
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Date of experience: December 2019
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bearfeet wrote a review Dec 2019
Maryland47 contributions30 helpful votes
This is a relatively small museum and it’s all about the frescoes. The audio tour was automatically included in the price of the ticket which I appreciated. In a very nice part of Trastevere.
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Date of experience: December 2019
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Shannon A wrote a review Dec 2019
Naivasha, Kenya7 contributions5 helpful votes
I’m so glad I was able to squeeze this into my trip. It is very well maintained and laid out the audio guide was very helpful too. It was not crowded so you could really take your time and enjoy the artwork.
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Date of experience: December 2019
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