Palazzo Farnese, Caprarola

4.8
#1 of 41 in Historic Sites in Province of Viterbo
Explore a palace known for its fresco decorated walls and lush garden when you see Palazzo Farnese. Walk through the oval atrium, rooms, halls, and stairways of the palace, al fresco painted from the walls to the ceilings. Wander through the world map room, displaying the world as people knew it in the 16th century. Admire statues, fountains, and terraces leading up to the palace of pleasure, or stroll through the garden outside. Note that you can only visit at certain times, and will be chaperoned through the interior and gardens by a monitor. To visit Palazzo Farnese on your holiday in Caprarola, and find out what else Caprarola has to offer, use our Caprarola itinerary builder.
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  • August 18, 2017
    The Palace is wonderful frescoed rooms are superb spiral staircase. The entrance to the village but behind runs a fantastic garden with lots of wood. The country is very dead not so suitable for tourists but the Palace is worth visiting!
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  • August 18, 2017
    The first impression does not bode well because the façade seems almost moderna...ma inside and a succession of wonders, starting with the two-story courtyard round which salt overlook admirably painted, where the allegory reigns supreme, then after a spiral staircase, also painted in a masterly way will get you to the upper floors, where the halls are full of wonders until you reach the sala del mappamondo, where the wonder and curiosity in uncontrolled reaches heights see maps of continents then known reaches very high limits. Finally the gardens and the park up to the casina of pleasure with a series of fountains and statues each with a different meaning and where everything and mass for a purpose and to leave a message. A visit to dive into the story. A mini-refrigerator, lack of guidance, which would have allowed an easier interpretation of the marvels they contain.
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  • August 18, 2017
    Mid August in the farnese Palace with my wife. It was a while ago that we wanted to visit it and luckily we succeeded, far exceeded our expectations, one of the most beautiful cultural visits they can do in Italy. We chose the guided tour with Mrs Paola, 5 euros more per head on the ticket costs 5 euro's. There seemed so many prior to the visit, but after nearly two hours of stories and explanations, are the 5 euros each better spent, great driving. A building like that and a village like that (Caprarola) was in Tuscany, would the onslaught of tourists from around the world. DON'T UNDERESTIMATE THIS MAN and discover Caprarola and Villa Farnese.
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