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Piazza Farnese

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Address: Piazza Farnese | Piazza Farnese, Roma Rome, Italy
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Piazza Farnese is a beautiful, typical Roman square in the heart of medieval Rome. The square is defined by Rome's largest Renaissance palace, the Palazzo Farnese, now the seat of... read more

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Buffalo, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Piazza Farnese is a beautiful, typical Roman square in the heart of medieval Rome. The square is defined by Rome's largest Renaissance palace, the Palazzo Farnese, now the seat of the French Embassy in Rome The two fountains at the center of the square were created from granite bathtubs taken from the ancient Baths of Caracalla. Our visit to the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Piazza Farnese is a wide-open square with lots of interesting streets going in all different directions. There are two strange shaped fountains in the square. Most people referred to them as bathtubs. They were taken from the Baths of Caracalla in 1466. The Palazzo Farnese is now the French Embassy. Also on the square is the church of Santa... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

After a while in Rome you got used to all the incredible arcitecture. So this one is nothing spesial compered to everything else. So it's not a must but check it out if you are nearby

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016

Piazza Farnese, is very quiet compared to its neighbour Campo d’ Fiori, previously known as, Piazza del Duca, it was used for tournaments and bullfights. Some of the structures in the piazza are - Palazzo Farnese, built by Cardinal Allessandro Farnese, (later Pope Paul III) who commissioned Antonio da Sangallo the Younger to build his palace in 1515. When Antonio... More 

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Kongens Lyngby, Denmark
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

Sitting in a bar on Piazza Farnese looking on Palazzo Farnese-which now housesthe French embassy - but at one time was the home of the royalty of Naples , you can imagine Scarpia- the evil police compander from Puccin's opera Tosca - sitting there and being murdered by Tosca. The square has two marvellous fountains which come from Caracalla's Terms-... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2016

A lovely spot to people watch! Morning, noon, and night. A minute away from Campo dei Fiori, and a peaceful counterpoint!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2016

I always loved this square, as it creates a nice contrast to the lively and colorful energy of Campo de' Fiori, which is a few hundred meters from it. Palazzo Farnese, where the French embassy and l'Ecole Francaise are located faces those who come from Campo de' Fiori, is sober and elegant. The two fountains create a nice acoustic dimension... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2016

Came accross this square while walking around after Castel Sant'Angelo. It's a nice place to have a coffe and take some rest. There was a bazaar with local goods but we came too late and farmers were gathering the products.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2016

Home the the French embassy and a great fountain, we couldn't go inside, so not much to see but pleasant to walk through.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 May 2016

The Piazza Farnese is just a block from the Campo dei Fiori, and one of the busiest places in central Rome. Surrounded by restaurants on three sides, it is anchored by the Palazzo Farnese, today the French Embassy. This renaissance jewel was built in the early part of the 16th century by a member of the Bramante school. Later revisions... More 

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