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Palazzo Farnese, Caprarola

4.8
#2 of 68 in Sightseeing in Province of Viterbo
Historic Site Landmark
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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  • On the edge of the pretty town of Caprarola about an hour's drive north from Rome lies the imposing Palazzo/Villa Farnese (not to be confused with Farnesina and also Farnese Gardens in Rome itself). F...  more »
  • We visited, parking up the road. Lovely villa, very good info boards in every room in Italian and English. Lots to see. Shame about the gardens...you see very little...ten minutes is stretching it, al...  more »
  • This was the highlight of my Italian trip this year! I stayed in Viterbo and took a bus out to this stunning Palace. Nothing prepares you for how drop dead gorgeous this place is! It goes on and on fr...  more »