Villa Farnesina Tours

Rome’s Villa Farnesina was originally built in the early 16th century for a wealthy Renaissance banker as his summer retreat. The villa and gardens are in the Trastevere district, which used to be outside the city center, and are now open to the public.

The wealthy banker for whom the villa was built had the good sense to hire some of the era’s best artists to decorate the interior, so it’s a stop well-suited to art lovers. Today, these pieces of art are one of the top reasons to visit. The best-known artist represented is Raphael, who painted lovely frescoes on the ground floor.

All of the Villa Farnesina’s main rooms are open to the public, including the ground floor loggia where you can see the famous Raphael fresco called “The Triumph of Galatea.” Other frescoes by artists such as Baldassarre Peruzzi (who designed the villa) and Sebastiano del Piombo are on upper floors of the villa.

There are guided tours in English at Villa Farnesina given each Saturday at 10am, and English audio guides are available at any time for €2. Some Trastevere tours include the Villa Farnesina, though many only reference it from the outside.

Practical Info

Hang onto your Vatican Museums ticket - if you visit the Villa Farnesina within seven days of your Vatican Museums visit, your Villa Farnesina entry is reduced by €1.
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Address: Via della Lungara 230, Rome 00165, Italy
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Hours: Mon-Sat 9am-2pm; 2nd Sunday of every month 9am-5pm
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Admission: Adults: €6; Seniors: €5; Children: €3; Guided tour of villa & gardens: €4
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Villa Farnesina Private Tour

Explore the artwork and architecture of Rome’s Villa Farnesina on a 3-hour, small group tour of the the Renaissance masterpiece. See frescoes by Raphael and other legendary artists, then learn the story behind the Loggia of Cupid and Psyche, with a personal headset so you don’t miss a word from the guide. This 3-hour Villa Farnesina tour is limited to 13 people for personal service.
  • Duration: 3 hours
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Renaissance Rome Private Tour: Realm of Raphael with Borghese Gallery Ticket

Immerse yourself in Renaissance Italy's most iconic painter on a private walking tour to locations that showcase his works. In addition to navigating, your guide offers little-known details about Raphael’s art and impact and shows you points of interest often missed by visitors. The tour includes all admission tickets, as well as skip-the-line access to the Borghese Gallery where you are free to explore at your own pace.
  • Duration: 5 hours
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Rome Trastevere Segway Tour and Pizza Tasting

Explore the Travestere neighborhood in Rome on a 3.5-hour Segway tour with a knowledgeable guide. Begin with a lesson on operating the Segway, then set off with your guide into the dense tangle of small streets in Travestere. See landmarks including Villa Farnesina, Palazzo Corsini, Basilica di Santa Maria in Trastevere, Fontana dell'Acqua Paola fountain, and Teatro di Marcello, and soak in sweeping views of St Peter's Basilica and the Vatican gardens from the top of Gianicolo Hill. You’ll also stop for tastings at one of the best traditional pizzerias in Rome.
  • Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
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Rome Trastevere Tour by Segway

Roll through a charming labyrinth of narrow streets and antique piazzas on a 3-hour Segway tour of Rome’s Trastevere neighborhood. Discover the layers of history that have shaped this well-preserved pocket and see its most captivating monuments such as Palazzo Corsini, Teatro Marcello, the l'Acqua Paola fountain and the Basilica of Santa Maria in Trastevere, one of Rome’s oldest churches. Travel much longer distances than you would on a walking tour, and easily scale a hill leading up to the Gianicolo lookout for panoramic Vatican views.
  • Duration: 3 hours
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Skip-the-line Villa Farnesina and Raphael's Paintings private tour led by a local guide

Be immersed in the art and architecture of 16th-century Rome on a private tour of Villa Farnesina, an Italian Renaissance residence and museum in the city’s Trastevere district. Walk through rooms decorated with original paintings by Raphael and his artistic disciples, learning the symbolism and history behind each work from a dedicated guide. Modern multimedia from an electronic tablet and other aids help enhance the rich viewing experience.
  • Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
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Hidden corners of Trastevere Private Walking Tour

Get away from the crowds and explore the hidden corners of Rome Enjoy an private walking tour through Trastevere for your small group. Discover this charming medieval neighborhood, wander through its labyrinthine streets, and explore the Villa Farnesina, one of Rome’s most extraordinary Renaissance buildings. Your professional guide attends to your group and answers all your questions.
  • Duration: 3 hours
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Rome Trastevere and Villa Farnesina Small Group Walking Tour

Experience the real-world, everyday Rome behind the tourist hotspots on this private walking tour of the Trastevere district. With an art historian guide, escape the crowds and explore Trastevere’s labyrinthine streets and squares. Absorb the authentic atmosphere; watch locals at the Piazza Santa Maria; see aristocratic palaces, churches, and hidden workshops; and uncover Trastevere's history and local culture. Finish with a visit to the Renaissance Villa Farnesina to admire its interiors and frescoes by Raphael.
  • Duration: 1 to 2 hours
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Shore Excursion: Rome In One Day with Gelato Tasting

Make the most of your day in Rome with this 9-hour shore excursion including Vatican City, the Colosseum, the Pantheon, the Trevi Fountain, the Spanish Steps, and a gelato tasting.
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