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Review of Villa Farnesina

Villa Farnesina
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Reviewed 30 December 2017

Yesterday I visited villa Farnesina. As it is well known, it used to be Agostino Chigi and Francesca Ordeaschi's suburban villa, a place for hedonistic yet cultivated leisure.
Accademia dei Lincei does its best to keep this spirit alive: there is a little "giardino all'italiana" with targets on every plant, there are fountains. All is clean and lovely.
Inside, the lights make the frescoes more enjoyable, which is not a common thing.
I didn't need a guide, but I appreciated the exhibition at the first floor on Giovanni da Udine's garlands. There is even a tiny, but well furnished, bookshop.
This place has become one of my favourites in Rome.

4  Thank SimoneA2716
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Reviewed 16 December 2017

This villa is a little bit out of the way of the cluster of other tourist sites but definitely well worth it. Before seeing this villa I don't think I truly appreciated how beautiful frescoes could be, but the ones that have been beautifully maintained here completely changed my mind within one visit. Only downside is that I wish there were more! In reality (or at least currently) only the rooms on the first floor are really geared towards the typical house museum/art and architecture visitor; the upper story rooms are mostly devoted to a related exhibit on technological advances that are used in art preservation and restoration, and how they were applied in the house. Interesting, but personally I would have appreciated more about the house itself instead!

1  Thank vichy
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Reviewed 19 November 2017 via mobile

Between the busy Vatican square and Trastevere lies a beautiful rennaisance villa with delightful frescoes of Galatea, Amor and Psyche. A perfect place to sit back and let your eyes enjoy the lovely works of art celebrating the beauty of the human body.
Note: check the opening times, sometimes the villa closes quite early in the afternoon.

2  Thank brhlik
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Reviewed 16 November 2017

This beautiful villa combines an interesting story of its construction with stunning Raphael frescos filled with hidden meanings. Galatea and the Cupid and Psyche cycle are lovely. The opening hours are strange. It closes at 14:00 so the potential visitor must carefully note the time of day. A visit is to be highly recommended.

2  Thank BillandKathy27
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Reviewed 12 November 2017

A really wonderful visit to a former home. Understanding the symbolism of the frescos and a glimpse into how the wealthy lived. After studying the home, we were lucky enough to be able to walk around the gardens. Well worth the time. This is one of Rome's museums which grants special pricing for EU seniors which was an added bonus.

Thank Monica J
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