Villa Farnesina

Villa Farnesina, Rome: Hours, Address, Villa Farnesina Reviews: 4.5/5

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Villa Farnesina

Villa Farnesina
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dgpapazoglou
Heraklion, Greece55 contributions
Aug 2021 • Family
A memorable experience. Visiting this small museum you can virtually travel through Italian history from renaissance to modern times. The visit to the garden completes the experience.
Written August 21, 2021
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EmilyMartha
Newark, NJ269 contributions
Aug 2021
Such a disappointment: The Raphael Galatea is under restoration, the ticket is pricey, and the guards are rude. There is nowhere to sit down, despite the urge one has to do so to appreciate the ceiling art -- such as the images of Psyche and Cupid, which are available to view. Unreal that one pays only a few dollars more to have a delightful experience at so many other museums in Rome. Skip this one! Terrible experience.
Written August 21, 2021
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Matthias W
Vienna, Austria429 contributions
Mar 2020
Maybe not as famous as other places in Rome, Villa Farnesina is an amazing place to see, particularly when in Trastevere. The frescoes are just amazing, particularly in the former Loggia. The palace is maybe a bit small but still worthwhile to see, and only open in the morning up to 2 pm, so make sure you arrive there in time. This is the second time i saw it.
Written February 3, 2021
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Trees and Towns
52 contributions
Apr 2019
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.
Written January 19, 2020
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slw9135
66 contributions
Jan 2020
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.
Written January 11, 2020
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Noraatc
Sudbury, MA28,181 contributions
Dec 2019 • Couples
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.
Written January 6, 2020
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bearfeet
Maryland49 contributions
Dec 2019 • Couples
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.
Written December 31, 2019
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Shannon A
Naivasha, Kenya7 contributions
Dec 2019 • Solo
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.
Written December 28, 2019
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Ebbe Werre
Haarlem, The Netherlands11 contributions
Nov 2019 • Family
Leonardo in Rome was the reason to stop at the villa and book a ticket. This Da Vinci exposition was very nice but the villa with the remarkable paintings and fresco's just struck me. What a beautiful rooms. The library in the building on the other side of the street was a gem, never seen a library with such beautiful seilings. The only oldfashioned thing that happend is that I had to hand in an identity card or pasport as a deposit for the audio tour devices.
I would like to recommend a visit to this lovely villa with beautiful gardens.
Written December 1, 2019
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michaelmartman
San Francisco, CA361 contributions
Nov 2019
We visited this palace for the main reason of seeing the Raphael frescoes. Those were enjoyable to see, and we were also treated to an interesting exhibit pertaining to Leonardo in Rome. This exhibit was geared toward the influence Leonardo had on his contemporaries and subsequent artists. It was interesting to see. Also included was a virtual exhibition of all of Leonardo’s works brought together in one room. Interesting to see and consider, too, however, it would have been better if the actual artworks themselves were present, rather than digital facsimiles. It seems the premise is that this could never happen in actual form.
Some of the exhibition spaces were more crowded than we were expecting, though it was relatively calm compared to what one experiences at the Vatican Museums. This area of Rome is also nice to see, as it is not overrun with other visitors. Nice and worthwhile.
Written November 22, 2019
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