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“Beautiful frescos in another gorgeous palazzo”
Review of Villa Farnesina

Villa Farnesina
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US$81.83*
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Rome Trastevere and Villa Farnesina Private...
Ranked #44 of 1,966 things to do in Rome
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 19 March 2018 via mobile

Another beautiful palazzo with wonderful frescos, across two floors and with an attractive garden, plus they give discounts to the over 65s and provide comfortable chairs to look at the frescos. Upstairs there is a really interesting exhibition about the pigments used to paint the frescos, and the impact that the introduction of plants from Asia and New World had on still life painting in the 16th century. Recommended.

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Reviewed 18 March 2018 via mobile

Well worth seeing for art lovers and those keen to escape the crowds. Really interesting history as well as frescoes from Piombo, Raphael and Peruzzi. I crowded and beautiful.

1  Thank Kate H
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Reviewed 16 February 2018

We found this place just across the river Tiber in Trastavere as we were walking around and decided to visit . It was well worth it , a good decision. It was home to a banker Agostino Chigi who decided that Raphael could do the decorating.

Thank Phil570
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Reviewed 12 February 2018

Nice museum. Excellent artificial lighting to counteract the sun coming in the windows, lessening the glare so you can actually see the paintings. Interesting exhibits on the depiction of fruits and vegetables in the art and on the use of technology to identify the substances used for the colors in the paint.

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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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