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.
Villa Farnesina is open from Monday to Saturday from 9 am to 2 pm, closed on Sunday and holiday.
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
- Guided tours on Monday, Friday and Saturday at 12.30
- Guided tours in English on Saturday at 10 am
- On sunday 5 april and on monday 6 april 2015 (9 p.m. – 5 p.m)
Guided tours in italian: 12.30 p.m; 3 pm; 4 pm
- On sunday 12 april 2015 (9 p.m. – 5 p.m)
Guided tours in italian: 12.30 p.m (Renaissance music live, reservations required); 3 pm; 4 pm
- On saturday 25 april 2015 (9 p.m. – 2 p.m)
Guided tours: 10.00 p.m. (in english); 12.30 p.m. (in italian)
OPENING ON REQUEST
The opening of the Villa Farnesina is granted to anyone who requests it, unless there is a special approval from the Management department. Requests will only be accepted for a group with a minimum of 30 visitors, with a charge of 360,00 euros. Read more…