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Address: Via della Lungara, 230
Zone: Rione Trastevere (Gianicolo) (Roma centro)
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Telephone: 0039 06 68027397 - 06 68 02 72 68
Fax: 0039 06 68027616

Opening times

Open from Monday to Saturday from 9.00 to 14.00, closed on Sunday and holiday

Villa and Garden Guided Tour (Additional Fee € 4,00)
On Monday, Friday and Saturday at 12.30 (italian)
On Saturday at 10.00 (english)
Special opening on the second Sunday of each month at 15.00 and 16.00 (Italian)

Extraordinary opening: on the second Sunday of the Month
Villa’s tour guided (italian) with music at 12.30 Ticket € 12,00 (entrance + tour guided)

Extraordinary opening upon request, depending on the approval of the Director, for a minimum of 30 visitors, cost: € 360,00, 
Ticket € 12,00 for each added person . Booking required 15 days in advance.
Prepayment required, for further informartion: Mrs. Lapenta, tel.: +39 06 68 02 73 97, e-mail: lapenta@lincei.it

The special visits, for the duration of two hours, are offered every day from 14.00. to 19.00(last entrance);
on the second Sunday of the month from 17.00. to 19.00 (last entrance)
The total cost includes the special opening, presence of staff, extra security service and utilities.
It is possible to buy a copy of the DVD of the Villa della Farnesina (€ 5) and the guidebook “La Villa della Farnesina a Roma”, edited by Gianfranco Malafarina, Modena 2003, Franco Cosimo Panini (€ 10). The guidebook is available in the following languages: Italian, English, French and German.
It is possible to arrange guided tours accompanied by evocative Renaissance music performed with original instruments from the early 16th century (Schola Romana Ensemble - Director Stefano Sabene: +39 329 0650786).
For further information contact:
Dr. Virginia Lapenta E-mail: lapenta@lincei.it tel. 06 68027397



Reduced: €5.00
School: €3.00
Ticket: €6.00

Full ticket: € 6,00 (18 - 65 years)

Concessions:  € 5,00
-     14-18 years;
-    teachers with ID;
-    over 65 years;
-    ICOM card holders;

Reduced ticket:  € 3,00
-    10-14 years;
-    Elementary, middle and high school and University  (with a letter from the school or identification cards)

-    Children under 10 accompanied by parents;
-     Journalists with identification card;
-     Persons who are registered disabled, and their carer;
-    Licensed tourist guides with identification card;

Visitors showing the Vatican Museums admission ticket (within 7 days from the date of use) will be granted a reduction on the entrance ticket to the Villa Farnesina.

Additional Fee € 4,00 - Villa and Garden Guided Tour 
On Monday, Friday and Saturday at 12.30 (italian)
On Saturday at 10.00 (english)
Special opening on the second Sunday of each month at 15.00 and 16.00 (Italian)

€ 12,00 (entrance + tour guided) Extraordinary opening:
on the second Sunday of the Month Villa’s tour guided (italian) with music at 12.30 Ticket
Special Visits PRICE LIST 2015-2016
Monday-Saturday from 14.00 to 19.00 (last entrance)
- € 360 (for 30 visitors)
- € 12 for each extra visitor

On Sunday and on public holidays last entrance at 19.00
- € 450 (for 30 visitors)
- € 15 for each extra visitor

Additional Services
Tour operator in Italian or other languages: € 100 (for 30 visitors)
Guided tour of the Gardens of Villa Farnesina: € 100 (for 30 visitors) - € 2 for each extra visitor
Light drink* in Borgo Farnese:
- € 450 (+22% Tax) (minimum 30 visitors)
- € 15 (+22% Tax) for each extra visitor
* The Light drink includes: “tarallini”, dry biscuits, white and red wine, water, orange juice.

Scheduled events


The villa called the Farnesina is situated on Via della Lungara, opposite the Corsini Palace. The Sienese banker, Agostino Chigi, named "magnifico" by his contemporaries, acquired the villa, which had been completed in 1509 by Baldassarre Peruzzi, a Sienese architect of great renown. The villa, a wonderful example of Renaissance art, was decorated by such famous painters as Raffaello, Sebastiano del Piombo, Giovanni Antonio Bazzi (called Sodoma), Giulio Romano and Peruzzi himself, and it was furnished with such magnificence that it aroused general admiration. In the rooms of the Villa high prelates, noblemen, poets, men of letters and artists used to meet; comedies were performed there and sumptuous banquets were held. The most famous of these were the banquet of 30 April 1518 and the one in honour of St. Augustine's day in 1519. The first banquet, with a magnificent decor of tapestries and carpets was laid out in the stables, which at that time were placed near the Tiber and were later demolished when a high Tiber wall was built. The second banquet, on the occasion of the wedding of Agostino and Francesca Ordeasca, which was blessed by Pope Leo X, was held in a setting of pomp and splendour, in the great hall of the villa, and in the presence of the Pope himself, twelve Cardinals and many guests.
After Agostino Chigi's death, the villa was bought by Cardinal Alessandro Farnese (from whom the Villa takes its name). It passed to the Bourbon family in 1714; and finally a long lease of the villa at ground rent was given to the Spanish Ambassador Bermudez de Castro, Duke of Ripetta, who later redeemed it. The Italian State bought the Villa from the Duke's heirs and in 1928 it was destined to become the home of the Reale Accademia d'Italia. After the suppression of the Accademia d'Italia in 1944, the villa became the property of the Lincei Academy, which, by law, had succeeded the suppressed Academy.
The palace today is the seat of the Accademia dei Lincei.

Educational activities

Booking required e-mail: lapenta@lincei.it - tel. 0039 06 68027397 - 06 68 02 72 68 


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Culture and leisure › Cultural institutions › Academies and institutes
Culture and leisure › Green › Gardens, villas and urban parks
Culture and leisure › Cultural heritage › Museums
Last checked: 2015-10-09 9:40