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  1. Italy
  2. Lazio
  3. Rome
  4. Trastevere

Farnesina Gallery 3-Hour Private Tour

Product ID: 81594
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Enjoy a guided tour inside Villa Farnesina, a masterpiece of the Italian Renaissance. Marvel at its interior decoration, complete with frescoes by masters including Raphael and Peruzzi. Take a walk across the Ponte Sisto and hear about its history.
About this activity
Duration 3 hours
Skip the ticket line
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English, German, French
Wheelchair accessible
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Discover the spectacular interior of the Villa Farnesina on a private tour
  • Learn about the history of the Loggia of Cupid and Psyche from your professional guide
  • Admire the Raphael frescoes as you hear about this world-famous painter
  • Walk across the Ponte Sisto over the Tiber River as your guide tells you about its history
Full description
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 in it until his death in 1520.

In 1927, centuries later, the villa was acquired by the Italian state, which used it to house the Italian Academy and in 1944 gave it to the Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei, housed in the nearby Palazzo Corsini.
Includes
  • Professional, licensed guide
  • 3-hour guided private tour (maximum of 13 people per guide)
  • Admission fees to enter the Farnesina Gallery
  • Skip-the-line entry
  • Headsets to hear your guide during the tour
What’s Not Included
  • Pick-up and drop off
  • Food and drinks

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Meeting point

The meeting point is the local partner's office, Via dei Riari 58, Trastevere (near the Villa Farnesina and Palazzo Corsini).

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Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
Not allowed
  • Pets
  • Luggage or large bags
Know before you go
• The tour is not wheelchair accessible

From £254.95 Per group up to 2

Customer reviews
Overall rating
4.2 / 5
based on 6 reviews
Review summary
Service
4.3/5
Organization
3.7/5
Value for money
4.3/5
Safety
4.5/5

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MEA Tour&Events

Product ID: 81594