VILLA FARNESINA IN ROME AND RAPHAEL FRESCOES
Villa Farnesina, located in Rome (Trastevere), is considered one of the noblest and most harmonious creations of Italian Renaissance. At the beginning of the sixteenth century, it was commissioned by the Sienese banker Agostino Chigi to the architect Baldassarre Peruzzi. The interior is decorated with frescoes by Raphael Sanzio, Sebastiano del Piombo, Giovanni da Udine, Giovanni Bazzi known as il Sodoma, Giulio Romano, Giovan Francesco Penni, and Baldassarre Peruzzi himself. At the end of the sixteenth century the Villa was purchased by Cardinal Alessandro Farnese from whom it takes its name “Farnesina” to distinguish it from Palazzo Farnese on the other side of the Tiber. The Villa is also used for official representative purposes by the Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei.
From 6 October 2020 to 6 January 2021
Visitors who present their admission ticket to the Vatican Museums (within 7 days from the date of visit to the Vatican Museum) will be entitled to a reduced entrance fee to the Villa Farnesina.
Ordinary opening times 2020:
– Monday to Saturday from 9am to 2pm (last admission 1.40pm)
– Closed on Sunday and holiday
– Every second Sunday of the month from 9am to 5pm (last admission 4.40pm)
– Special opening on request
TICKETS NOW AVAILABLE ON-LINE
GUIDED TOURS (suspended according to covid provisions)
Reservations required – +(39) 0668027268; firstname.lastname@example.org
at 10.00 am (English)
at 12.30 am (Italian)
On the second Sunday of each month:
Groups max 25 people.
Audio guides are available to visitors (Italian – English) Read more…