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Villa Farnesina, Rome

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#11 of 150 in Museums in Rome
Villa Farnesina is a Renaissance villa and a former cardinal’s palace, once used for entertaining guests. The highlight of this attraction is the artwork. You will find stunning paintings here, including a famous fresco of the nymph Galatea in the first loggia. There is also an impressive marble staircase, tapestries, and antique decor. Before you leave, check out the peaceful gardens surrounding the building. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Villa Farnesina and many more Rome attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Rome day trip tool .
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  • This Villa Chigi frescoes can be seen as a banker of Raphael and his pupils. It is the only civil building in Rome (in addition to the Papal Palace), which is adorned with frescoes by Raphael. The ticket costs 6 euros. In the first room you can see a magnificent fresco by Raphael "Galatea". Next on the walls there are other interesting frescoes. In the second room, on the set shows the wedding of Cupid and psyche. Eyes tired from the majestic murals, where Raphael painted a feast of the gods. Next we go up to the second floor and get into the Hall. Here the pupils of Raphael placed on the walls of the frescoes with views of Rome. The next Hall pupil Raphael Sodom depicted on the walls of history a. Macedon. We see the family of Darius before Alexander on his lap, Alexander and Roxana. Well, that's 1 floor of the Villa there is the opportunity to sit down and calmly consider frescoes.
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  • Another beautiful palazzo with wonderful frescos, across two floors and with an attractive garden, plus they give discounts to the over 65s and provide comfortable chairs to look at the frescos. Upsta...  more »
  • Perhaps little known, but worth the visit, in addition to the fine example of architecture, the rooms can boast a beautiful sixteenth-century frescoes executed by the master (not just Raphael) well maintained inside and out into the gardens, often hosts themed exhibitions. Also a well stocked bookshop
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  • Beautiful villa from the Renaissance period decorated with paintings from different artists, including Raphael. Quite a hidden gem in the city so it should be way less crowded than most famous villas. I'd recommend the audioguide which was quite nice to get more insight into the paintings details and context.
  • It’s nice to see some of these old Villas in good condition. If you love frescoes you’ll love this place. Raphael did many of the rooms. The grounds are small but nice to take a stroll.
  • Every Saturday morning there is a guided tour in English at 10am. The entrance ticket is €6 + €4 for the tour and it was well worth it. The tour lasted an hour and the guide gave us the history of the building and it's owners, as well as discussing the frescoes. Extremely interesting.
  • Go to enjoy the surroundings, but be ever mindful of all the history that transpired there at that location.
  • A beautiful place to visit. Definitely worth the money!
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