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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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quiet villa to admire the frescoes

the villa is not large but the frescoes are really beautiful. since it was a privately owned place, the frescoes are not exclusively on religious thematic. it does not take long... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 5, 2016
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Its a bit out of the way, but the wall paintings are fantastic, there are not many rooms, so not really worth the trip unless you are into this type of painting.

1 Thank david s
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2016

the villa is not large but the frescoes are really beautiful. since it was a privately owned place, the frescoes are not exclusively on religious thematic. it does not take long to make the tour but you can enjoy the art without the hustle of the crowd (compared to Vatican Museums or Villa Borghese). the drawback is that you cannot... More 

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Saginaw, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2016

The Raphael frescoes in this villa are breathtaking. The mansion is a manageable size and easily viewed in a hour or so. The gardens are pretty and it's a nice diversion for those who are fans of the Renaissance and/or are looking for more of Rome's charms.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2016

Beautiful villa with exceptional wall paintings and a beautiful yard Fun to sit there and look at the trees, hear birds chirping thrilled churches. Magnificent frescoes of Raphael unforgettable.

1 Thank Yael D
Cervo, Italia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2016

Rome has countless villas that were built for past rulers and are now owned by the city or private institutions and opened for visit. Villa Farnesina is an exquisite sample of Renaissance architecture, decorated with frescoes and pictures by Raphael, Giulio Romano and others. The visible galleries are pompous in the materials, with marbles and stuccos, all beautifully preserved. The... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016

Prepare to be amazed by these ancient frescos and marble. What a treat and worth the walk. Get there at 9 and have the place to yourself.

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016

The Viila is absolutely beautiful and the frescos by Rafaello and his contemporaries were absolutely amazing. We went early and were almost alone in the Villa. We each got the tour audio for 2 Euros which was well worth it.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016

This was a delightful visit. Lovely interiors with rich and varied decoration in excellentt condition, located in a peaceful corner of Trastevere. Good audio-guide which revealed the interesting history of the villa. Only a handful of other visitors and plenty of time to take in all the details.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016

I've lived in Rome for many years and I can assure that you can't get much better than this. Villa Farnesina, in the charming area of Trastevere, is one of the most beautiful treasures to visit in Rome and what a story it has to tell! Renaissance intrigue painted on the walls by extraordinary artists. Just recently they have added... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016 via mobile

Having previously seen the "top" Rome sights, we were wandering Trastavere and stopped in the Villa. 5€ admission plus 2€ for audio guide (definitely worth it). Beautiful villa (essentially empty) - the attraction are the stunning frescoes by 16th c masters (e.g., Raphael). The rooms are lovely and the frescoes depict wonderfully many key scenes from Greek/Roman mythology. ~40 minutes... More 

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