Palazzo Farnese Tours

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The Palazzo Farnese is a 16th century palace originally built for the noble Farnese family. Today, it serves as the French embassy in Italy, given by the Italian state in 1936 to the French for a period of 99 years.

The member of the Farnese family who commissioned the Palazzo Farnese went on to become Pope Paul III not long after, so the building got even more palatial soon after it was done. The Farnese family were well-known sculpture collectors - parts of their collection make up Naples’ archaeological museum and Capodimonte Museum today.

Although the Palazzo Farnese is the French embassy in Italy, there are tours available - which is good, given the art that remains in the palace, including frescoes on walls and ceilings. Even if you don’t go inside, you can see some of Michelangelo’s handiwork on the facade. The Renaissance master is responsible for, among other things, the central window that served as a focal point and something of a stage for Pope Paul III when he stood on the balcony.
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Address: Palazzo Farnese, 67, Rome, Province of Rome 00100, Italy
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Admission: English Tours Wed at 3pm, 5 EUR
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Overview of Rome Private Tour

Rome wasn't built in a day. In fact, it's taken over 2,500 years to get to what you see today, a genuine urban palimpsest. This private 3-hour guided tour takes you deep beneath the layers to reveal a fascinating history. With a guide at your side (choose to walk or take a comfortable minivan), visit the greatest hits of the city, including the Colosseum, the Pantheon, the Farnese Palace, the Trevi Fountain, the Spanish Steps and church of Santa Maria sopra Minerva, the city's only Gothic church. This 3-hour tour is a great way to get an overview of Rome and its history.
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Discovering Rome - Squares and Fountains Tour

See the top attractions in the Eternal City with this efficient 3-hour walking tour of Rome. Walk through piazzas and streets to see monuments such as the Pantheon, Palazzo Farnese and Trevi Fountain.
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Roman Highlights Segway Tour with Lunch

Rome wasn’t built in a day….but you can see most of its iconic monuments in one with this action-packed, 6-hour Segway tour! Spend a morning zipping around the southern half of Rome, home to magnificent ancient landmarks like the Colosseum and Roman Forum. Break for a delicious lunch at a local restaurant, and continue on in the afternoon to experience Rome’s most beautiful Baroque and Renaissance highlights. It’s a fantastic way to make the most of your time in the Eternal City.
  • Duration: 7 hours
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Roman Highlights and Colosseum

The Eternal City is full of fascinating landmarks to see. Take this private tour to experience the places that have made the city a magnet for visitors for thousands of years. Enjoy learning the history and myths of the people and sites that most interest you. Choose where you want to go or let your guide craft an itinerary for you.
  • Duration: 4 hours
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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.
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Bomarzo Caprarola and Calcata

First stop will be Bomarzo (about a 1 hour drive) were you can visit the “Monster Park”. This garden is an extraordinary sight. With its strange, disturbing sculptures (taken from Ariosto’s Orlando Furioso) it was created by Vicino Orsini, Duke of Bomarzo, to rival Caprarola and the Villa Lante.Afterward, continue to Caprarola where you can visit the famous Palazzo Farnese. Two bridges connect the palace to the immense Italian Garden and to the park on the back side of the palace. The Summer and Winter gardens encircle the Palace. Fountains, grottos, nymphaea, and numerous statues enrich the way between hedges and large staircases. Enjoy lunch in a local restaurant. On the way back to Rome, stop at Calcata. This very old village, once an outstanding center of the Faliscans, is now one of the best kept, picturesque towns in the region.
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The Borgia Family walking tour in Rome

This tour explores the enticing history and famous sites of the Borgia family. You will be able to enjoy a less conventional way to discover some of the most famous highlights of Rome, while learning about the conspiracies and crimes committed by Pope Alexander the Sixth and his relatives.
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