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Villa Farnesina, Rome

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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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  • The current exhibition is beautiful but don't forget to pay homage to the Galatea of the divine master... Congratulations to your conservative and the kind and friendly staff... See you again for Raphael 2020
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  • This Villa was built 500 years ago for a rich banker from Siena and his wedding, the best architect Peruzzi, the best painter Raphael with others to decorate his ballrom and bedroom and more. Forget a...  more »
  • A small gem of a museum. Be sure to take the time to listen to the audio-tour included in the entrance fee. It explains the beautiful frescos and other art pieces in a fine manner. The whole visit æøl...  more »
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  • Escape the hussle and bustle of Rome for this lovely quiet oasis. It’s a gorgeous old villa with a long and impressive history. While parts of it are still under restoration, those that have been completed are quite stunning with works by Raphael and other well known artists. The audio guide is well worth getting. Most areas have English translations too. It’s well worth a visit. Expect to spend an hour to an hour and a half here. (Note: the front counter staff are very grumpy here. They need to be more pleasant. The security guard is a lovely fellow though.)
  • Wow, superb frescos and beautiful grounds. Really worth a visit if you enjoy your art. The villa is not huge, reading everything and walking though each room and the grounds takes about an hour. Ignore the opening times on the website and Google - it’s pretty much open 9 am - 5 pm most days.
  • Nice renaissance villa with decent audio tour included in the ticket (10€). The staff is helpful. Don’t forget to visit the floor above too! There is some renovation going on which mildly affects the experience.
  • This place is truly beautiful and surprisingly preserved the flavour of the era that produced it. It is, I believe, the best example of Renaissance art in Rome. The best and most famous artists were asked to contribute to make this mansion special. The surrounding garden adds to the magic of the atmosphere. Absolutely recommended.
  • Villa Farnesina is a very charming Renaissance villa and garden in the Trastavere District of Rome. It is worth visiting for its exuberant Loggia of Cupid and Psyche, and also for its Loggia of Galatea by Raphael. Almost domestic in scale, and not heavily visited, the villa offers welcome relief in the peak tourist season. A not to be missed, little treasure!
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