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Villa Farnesina

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Address: Via della Lungara 230, Rome, Italy
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Beautiful frescos

This is an old Roman villa, with every room's ceiling and walls filled with fresco paintings. Unlike a lot of frescos in Rome, these are in pristine condition with good lighting... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is an old Roman villa, with every room's ceiling and walls filled with fresco paintings. Unlike a lot of frescos in Rome, these are in pristine condition with good lighting. Rafael's workshop did many of them. I wish there had been a bit more info about the paintings and the history of the villa, but the place is definitely... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My daughters, who are 10 and 15, loved this villa so much they asked me to find more to visit! Music to my ears...

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Attard, Malta
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016

We were lucky to find this place in Trastevere, and even luckier to have a great guide just to ourselves for a 90 minutes' tour.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016

The villa is large but you can only visit a few rooms. The cost is worth it (6E) as the ceiling paintings by Raphael are amazing. If you are planning a visit you can plan on visiting the rooms and gardens in less than on hour.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

Beautiful place to visit. The paintings were unbelievable amazing. The detail of how it gives you the illusion that looks real. Each room is painted beautiful, we weren't able to see two other rooms but we enjoyed the rooms that were available to see. Before entering Villa Farnesina feel free to walk around the gardens, there's a little fountain and... More 

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Nicolaus, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

Beautiful ceiling murals by Raphael and lovely gardens. The rooms are exquisite. Worth the trip if you are near the Jewish Ghetto or the Sunday Market.

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Fareham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

A small villa, only 6 Euros to enter, gives fresco lovers a visual feast. Designed to entertain on secular topics, some risqué in content, it provides a counterpoint to saintly themes found elsewhere in Rome.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

Only 5 rooms so the entry price of 6 euros is a bit much. The frescoes and ceiling art are however quite impressive. Not to be confused with the Farnese gallery which is much more impressive.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016

It looks enormous. There a lot of steps and is not meant for handicapped people. My husband said that the inside was beautiful. Parking was difficult.

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Aventura, Florida, USA
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

We expected to spend a few hours touring thus villa, which from the outside, looks enormous. After paying the entry fee + 3 euro for the audio guide, we headed in. We listened to all the commentary, including the extended commentaries, and could only stay for 20 mins. Don't get me wrong, the frescoes are fabulous, but there are only... More 

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