Palazzo Farnese

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Palazzo Farnese
4.5
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Viathou P
Tuscany, Italy140 contributions
Incredible Palazzo
Aug 2020
What an incredible Palazzo. When you walk up to the Palace, you would never guess how amazing the inside is. Frescoes in every room on walls and ceilings. The hexagon outside hides a round piazza in the inside. very unusual and wonderful to see.
The amount of frescoes are nearly to many to take them all in. The room with the maps of all the continents of the world is impressive.
If you have the chance to go and visit the gardens with the wonderful fountains and waterworks, you really should.
Written 3 September 2020
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Studio Timografia
Venice, Italy231 contributions
Awesome
Feb 2020
I've wanted to visit this exquisite Palazzo for as long as I can remember however it was never convenient for me on past trips but this time I was determined. I left Bracciano as the sun was coming up and the insanely heavy fog caused me to pull over for a bit because I couldn't see 3 meters in front of me and with the curves of the roads, I figured better safe than dead. The parking at the Scuderie just adjacent to the Palazzo was open and parking was easy. I was the first to arrive right at opening and that gave me the opportunity to take the photos I had planned on. By far the most glorious staircase I have ever seen in my life. The gardens were open which was an added bonus. Some of the most beautiful frescoes too.
Written 28 February 2020
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MurRita
Melbourne, Australia40 contributions
Fabulous example of old Italian religious power
Dec 2019
This place was the ancient seat of the fabulously wealthy and powerful Farnese dynasty. Excellent information plaques in English throughout. A little off the beaten track, but very much worth the trip (a day trip out of Rome affords plenty of time, including travel), with lovely countryside to enjoy along the way
Written 23 December 2019
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Madalyn H
Huddersfield, UK1,614 contributions
Wonderful site
Oct 2019
Absolutely fantastic palace with great frescoes, including a map room. Wonderful gardens - with a fantastic garden extension at the top of the garden, which could easily be missed.
Written 8 October 2019
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vughtenaar
Rehovot144 contributions
Megalomania or deviton to beauty
Sep 2019
This very large villa/palace is an amazing place to visit, which till now relatively few do (certainly compared to the French embassy in Rome, when parts of it are open to the public). The richness is hard to describe (and there is a good illustrated description on the web. For a combination fortress, renaissance show-off palace and beautiful art, this is worth a day trip (takes a while to get there)
Written 8 September 2019
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Nina G
Harpenden, UK89 contributions
Wonderful afternoon exploring this beautiful villa and gardens
Aug 2019 • Family
What a beautiful villa, with gorgeous paintings. The gardens were stunning and we were blown away by the Italian architecture. Highly recommend for a couple of hours exploring. Even the kids who were slightly reluctant beforehand really enjoyed it! Would recommend!
Written 18 August 2019
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HassledLondoner
London, UK8 contributions
Amazing palace of the late Renaissance
Aug 2019 • Couples
Well worth a dedicated trip. Staff are very helpful and opening hours are long. You can park nearby and the entrance fee is only 5 euros. The highlight is the extraordinary map room, near the end of the tour.
Written 8 August 2019
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FortWorthTraveler
Fort Worth, TX45 contributions
A FRESCO FANATICS FANTASY
Apr 2019
So many frescoes!!! Absolutely astonishing!! The wealth of this family must have been enormous. The palazzo may not be at the top of many people's bucket list, but for those who want to take the time to visit this place, your reward is unquantifiable. You will also be rewarded with spectacular views of the countryside and the fascinating little village. It is worth your time!!!! If you have been to the Palazzo Farnese in Rome, you will get an extra glimpse into wealth and power!!!!
Written 31 July 2019
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Victoria L
Kansas City, MO296 contributions
Life at the top of the hill
Jul 2019 • Couples
Finding the palazzo is the most difficult part of your trip. Signs after the autostrada are few and far between and we saw a lot of the countryside before arriving. We were alone in the palazzo and inside the signs were in both English and Italian. Free to wander there is little remaining furniture but the ceilings and walls are decorated in various biblical themes and one room is maps of the world at the time of Amerigo Vespucci, Magellan and Christopher Columbus. As the home of a cardinal and future pope there are audience rooms and a room of judgement. The formal garden ends in a grotto used in the past for performances. The stairs at the front were designed for horses and carriages to bring you to the front door...as a peasant you will get to climb them. Hint: this is an inexpensive palazzo at 5 euro per person .
Written 7 July 2019
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adc354
San Francisco, CA52 contributions
Amazing palace in a sleepy town
Apr 2019 • Couples
It is amazing to see all the high-quality frescoes everywhere in the palace, especially on the walls and ceilings of the spiral stairs. Farnese family seems to have accumulated a great fortune in the condottiere business, but I would guess that they spent most of it hiring fresco painters. Don't miss to see the back garden and upper villa (which was not open to the public).
Written 18 May 2019
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