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Villa Farnesina, Rome

#13 of 164 in Museums in Rome
Art Museum · Hidden Gem · Museum
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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  • Villa Farnesina was a beautiful small museum with spectacular frescoes, artwork and furniture. The audio tour was included and the gardens were a lovely place to take a short break before continuing....  more »
  • Beautiful 17th century villa set on the south side of the Tiber river in the Trastevere district. There are just a few pieces of artwork that are part of the permanent display but the villa itself...  more »
  • 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.

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