If you are going to Raphael’s childhood home to see his original paintings you will be disappointed as there is only one fresco “attributed” to Raphael, done on a wall when he was young. All the other paintings are reproductions. However, the museum/home gives you a wonderful idea of what a home looked like when he was born in 1483, but it is more about his parents and his father Giovanni Santi then about Raphael and it’s definitely more about the home then viewing original works of art by Raphael. Very atmospheric and a good way to spend an hour of your time.
The museum is bigger than it looks, so investigate all the rooms, going out into the courtyard and up the steps. It’s well preserved and very interesting, but there isn’t very much information in either Italian or English. Nice gift shop. Current entrance price 3.50 euro. If you follow Via Raffaello up the very steep hill you eventually come to the Monumento a Raffaello in a small park, which give you beautiful view of the mountains and beyond. There are also busts of other famous artists including Giovanni Santi.
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