Private tour

Rome: Villa Farnesina Renaissance Tour

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Activity provider: Through Eternity Tours

Rome: Villa Farnesina Renaissance Tour

Activity provider: Through Eternity Tours

From US$ 300.32 per group up to 2

Enjoy a private tour that will bring the Renaissance back to life as you wander through an enchanting villa in the centre of Rome. With a local guide, you will explore the Villa Farnesina in detail.

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Duration 2 hours
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Skip the line through a separate entrance
Live tour guide
English
Wheelchair accessible
Private group

Experience

Highlights
  • Admire the masterpieces of the Renaissance home with a private guide
  • Immerse yourself in the splendors of the Renaissance at the Villa Farnesina
  • Discover the genius of Raphael works by Raphael
  • Skip the lines to have more time to explore Rome
Full description
Join us on one of our most fascinating private Rome tours, in a beautiful villa where you can almost breathe the air of the Renaissance. Villa Farnesina, with its richly decorated rooms and spacious garden, evokes the climate of enthusiasm and freedom of the time period. On your exclusive Villa Farnesina Tour you will explore an elegant Renaissance home with a knowledgeable private guide. Despite its central location in the middle of Trastevere, just a short walk from the Vatican, the Villa Farnesina is overlooked by most visitors to Rome. It remains one of the Eternal City’s hidden gems, a tranquil private home that attracts discerning art lovers, and those looking for a unique private tour of Rome. Our private Rome tour covers the various halls of the Villa Farnesina, such as the Loggia di Galatea, the Loggia of Cupid and Psyche, the Hall of the Perspectives and the Wedding Hall, which open a window onto the intimate life of the rich and powerful of the time. The Loggia of Galatea, besides having a cycle of frescoes on the vaulting linked to the horoscope of Agostino Chigi, preserves the splendid Galatea of Raphael, a triumph of the beauty of the nymph Galatea, shown supported by a shell floating on the water in a festive procession of mythical figures that Raphael depicts with lightness and refined sensuality. The Hall of the Perspectives, frescoed with rural and urban landscapes that create the illusion of an immense portico, was the place where Agostino Chigi held his never-ending, extravagant wedding banquet in 1519. In addition to the sixteenth century panelled ceiling, the Wedding Hall also has outstanding frescoes of the wedding of Alexander the Great and the beautiful Roxana, drawing a clear parallel with the wedding of the banker and his bride. The Hall of Cupid and Psyche transports the visitor to a mythical world of exuberant beauty and festivity. The innumerable vicissitudes of the beautiful Psyche and her tormented affair with the no-less-beautiful and divine Cupid are suspended on the immense ceiling among gigantic depictions of garlands of flowers and fruits; the effect is truly spellbinding. The narration culminates in the central scene of the wedding banquet celebrated by Cupid and Psyche, in the presence of all the gods of Olympus, under a shower of flowers and perfume. Divine celebration for the greatest love story of all time... Join us on this luxury Rome tour to discover the myriad splendors of the Renaissance!
Includes
  • All Fees and Taxes
  • Expert, English-speaking private guide
  • Skip-the-line tickets
  • Headsets (for groups of 6 or more)
  • Transportation to and from the meeting/end point
  • Food and beverages
  • Gratuities (optional)

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Meeting point

You will meet your guide in front of the entrance to the Villa Farnesina. They will have a Through Eternity sign or flag.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Water

Know before you go

  • As this is a walking tour through a museum with steps and staircases, comfortable walking shoes and a bottle of water are strongly recommended.
  • Please advise if any travelers have mobility concerns so that we can best accommodate you.
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4.7 /5

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Our tour of the Villa Farnesina with our guide, Guia, was outstanding. She was not only knowledgeable about the architecture and art, but she also provided other important perspectives. She understands and was able to clearly communicate the context of the Villa and its artwork, so it is possible to appreciate not only what are you seeing, but why it was built or commissioned. We came into the tour with a fair amount of knowledge of renaissance art and architecture, and we’re thrilled with what we learned on our tour!

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July 15, 2022

We had a private tour of Villa Farnesia with Gulia. She was incredibly knowledgeable. If we had just gone on our own, I think we would have missed some of the amazing details and stories about the place. She really brought it to life and was very fastinating. Highly reccomend.

December 13, 2021

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December 2, 2022

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