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 and every second Sunday of the month from 9am to 5pm.
For groups (max 35 people) the use of earphones is recommended.
RESTORATION WORKS ARE ONGOING IN THE FOLLOWING ROOMS: LOGGIA OF GALATEA, PERSPECTIVES HALL, ALEXANDER AND ROXANE’S WEDDING HALL. WE APOLOGIZE FOR THE INCONVENIENCE
Sunday, August 11, 2019 (9-17 hours). At 12.30 am guided tour in Italian with live Renaissance music (reservations required); 15.00 and at 16.00.
- On Saturday at 10 am (english), at 12.30 (italian)
- Second Sunday of the month, at 12.30 guided tour in Italian with live Renaissance music (reservations required); 15.00 and at 16.00.
Audio guides are available to visitors (Italian, English, French, Spanish and German)
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 free to the Villa Farnesina.
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. The reservation of the visit should be made at least 15 days in advance. Read more…