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Typology: Buildings


Address: Via della Lungara, 230
Zone: Rione Trastevere (Gianicolo) (Roma centro)


Telephone: 06 68027268 - 06 68027397

Opening times

Open  from Monday to Saturday 9.00 - 14.00
Closed on Sunday
Except on the second Sunday of the month from 9.00 -17.00

For updates please check the official website.


€ 10.00 ordinary tickets
€ 9,00 r
educed tickets
65 + years old -Teachers with credentials - ICOM Holders - FAI and Touring Club Italiano Members
€ 7,00 reduced tickets for 10-18 years old - Students single
€ 5,00  for each student within a school group (max 30 people) accompanied by a teacher (teacher free)

For free:
Children under 10 accompanied by parents
- People with disabilities with a guide - Journalists with credentials - Licensed tour guides with ID

Reduced entrance also for:
- visitors who present their admission ticket to the Vatican Museums (within 7 days from the date of visit to the Vatican Museum)
- visitors of a ticket of the Museo Nazionale Romano


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.

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