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.
CLOSING AND REDUCED TIME VILLA FARNESINA FOR EXHIBITION SET UP LEONARDO IN ROME. INFLUENCES AND INHERITANCE – Opening 3 october 2019 at 6.00 pm (period: from 4 October 2019 to 12 January 2020)
For groups (15 max 25 people) reservations required. Use of earphones is recommended.
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…