Villa Farnesina

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Our most recommended Villa Farnesina Tours

  • Rome: Villa Farnesina Renaissance Tour

    1. Rome: Villa Farnesina Renaissance Tour

    Enter a world of Renaissance luxury on a private Villa Farnesina tour. You'll discover spectacular frescoes whilst learning all about the life and work of Raphael and his contemporaries. This grand early-16th-century villa in Trastevere was once the private home of the banker Agostino Chigi, one of the wealthiest men in Europe at the time. Chigi hired some of the greatest painters of the age, including Raphael and Baldassare Peruzzi, to decorate the rooms of the villa. Throughout your visit to Villa Farnesina you’ll see masterpieces such as Raphael’s Galatea and Cupid, as well as the spectacular Hall of Perspective, accompanied by an expert guide who will you show the secrets of the villa as they guide you through the various gardens and sumptuously decorated rooms. During your visit to one of the most beautiful establishments in Rome, you’ll also gain a unique insight into the Renaiss...

  • Farnesina Gallery 3-Hour Private Tour

    2. Farnesina Gallery 3-Hour Private Tour

    On this 3-hour tour led by professional guide you’ll discover the beauty of Villa Farnesina. Built in the early 16th century, this is one of the most harmonious examples of Italian Renaissance style. The sober, spacious layout of the villa, designed by the architect Baldassarre Peruzzi, is the perfect setting for its rich interior decoration, featuring frescoes by masters such as Raphael, Sebastiano del Piombo, Giovanni Antonio Bazzi and Peruzzi himself. After a troubled history and many changes of ownership, the villa now bears the name of the Farnese family, who acquired it in 1579 in violation of the binding legal conditions imposed by its original owner. It should have been named after Agostino Chigi, a highly ambitious patron of the arts. Chigi was born in Sienna in 1466 and commissioned the villa as the tangible sign of his own personality, decorating it sumptuously and living i...

  • Trastevere and Villa Farnesina: 3.5-Hour Private Tour

    3. Trastevere and Villa Farnesina: 3.5-Hour Private Tour

    Wander through the picturesque cobblestone streets of Rome's Trastevere neighborhood and admire the centuries-old gold mosaics in the Basilica of Santa Maria on this 3.5-hour private walking tour.  Meet your local guide outside the Villa Farnesina and admire the extensive fresco decorations by artists such as Raphael, whose lover was said to have lived in this district. Continue on to the Basilica of Santa Maria, one of the oldest churches in Rome, and the nearby Church of Santa Cecilia, known for its elaborate crypt and a magnificent Baroque-era sculpture of the saint. Walk past the pizzerias and lively restaurants that have made this neighborhood so famous and learn about this area's role in the city's history.

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