If it was sitting elsewhere in Europe there would be a queue of hundreds of visitors all summers, coffee bars and postcard stands everywhere.
As this is Italy we could visit it TOTALLY ALONE. You will not find anything like that. Not even a lift!The place is literally a gem. It is enormous, it has a strange pentagonal shape and is situated on the top of the old village of Caprarola, visible from tens of km of distance.
Inside, it's just amazing: the stairs bringings up, and every single room is totally painted with coloured frescos. Everything looks like the Farnese moved away yesterday and nobody touched everything. Even some of the windows glasses are the original. The garden is fabulous, with a cave covered with faunos and other embellishment.
At the end of the tour you will visit the maps room, completely covered with frescos representing the various continents and, on the ceiling, a fantastic fresco of the constellation.
It's a pity this is so forgotten, but from the tourist point of view that is a plus.
That's Italy... pure fascination.
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