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Review of Villa Farnesina

Villa Farnesina
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Rome Trastevere and Villa Farnesina Private...
Ranked #55 of 2,024 things to do in Rome
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Reviewed 25 January 2018 via mobile

When you see a review about a place with five rooms, you would think that wouldn't be worth it. But you would be wrong! This place was absolutely amazing, my husband and I spent almost 2 hours here, and didn't even walk around the gardens because it is January. A couple of these rooms rival the Rubens rooms in the Louvre. It's a hidden treasure, so no big crowds. Staff was friendly. Highly recommended.

4  Thank Kathleen C
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"beautiful frescoes"
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"trompe l'oeil"
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"trastevere district"
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"via della"
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"farnese family"
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"pope julius ii"
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"famous fresco"
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"renaissance architecture"
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"wall paintings"
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"nice museum"
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"audio guide"
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"on display"
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Reviewed 12 January 2018 via mobile

We absolutely loved Villa Farnesina. We spent about an hour here (admission is 6 euros for adults and 3 euros for students). The restoration work is simply amazing the the 16th century frescoes are breathtaking. There are also explanations on why these paintings by Raphael are so special and how technology assisted in the restoration process. Go. It's definitely worth a visit and it is off the beaten track so it wasn't crowded at all and fun.

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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 Simone A
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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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