Roma Capitale
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Typology: Buildings


Address: Via della Lungara, 230
Zone: Rione Trastevere (Gianicolo) (Roma centro)
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Telephone: +39 06 68027268 - 06 68027397
Fax: +39 06 68027616

Opening times

Open from Monday to Sunday from 10.00am to 7.00pm (last admission at 5pm)
Closed on Tuesday

Extraordinary opening 2019
Sunday 6 January, Monday 22 April, Thursday 25 April, Sunday 2 June, Sunday 8 December (h 9am-5pm)

Villa and Garden Guided Tour 
On Saturday at 12.30pm (italian)
On Saturday at 10.00am (english)
Special opening on the second Sunday of each month at 3.00pm and 4.00pm (Italian)


Extraordinary opening: on the second Sunday of the Month
Villa’s tour guided (italian) with music at 12.30pm (reservation required)

Extraordinary opening upon request, depending on the approval of the Director.
For further informartion:
Mrs. Virginia Lapenta, tel. +39 06 68 02 73 97, e-mail:

The special visits, for the duration of two hours, once paid cannot be refunded.



 Ordinary tickets at 15.00 Euros (including audio guide):
-18-65 years old

Tickets at 12,00 Euros (including audio guide):
-65 + years old
-Teachers with credentials
-ICOM Holders
-FAI and Touring Club Italiano Members

Tickets at 10,00 Euros (including audio guide):
-10-18 years old
-Students (secondary and high schools, universities with a letter from the school or badges)

Ticket at 5,00 Euros (without audio guide):
-For each student within a school group (max 30 people) accompanied by a teacher (teacher free)

Free ticket (without audio guide):
-Children under 10 accompanied by parents
-Disabled persons with a guide
-Journalists with credentials
-Licensed tour guides with ID

 2,00 Euros (Guided tour):
-On Saturday and Sunday at 10.30 am (English) and at 12.30 pm (Italian); at 16.00 pm (Italian)

 Euro 3,00 Audio Guide (English-Italian)

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.

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Culture and leisure › Cultural institutions › Academies and institutes
Culture and leisure › Cultural heritage › Museums
Last checked: 2020-01-13 10:24