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“A Serene Piazza with a good cafe”
Review of Piazza Farnese

Piazza Farnese
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US$85.42*
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Panoramic Rome by Night tour with Dinner and Folk Music
Ranked #215 of 1,516 things to do in Rome
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Owner description: Twin fountain at the Piazza Farnese
Lempaala, Finland
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“A Serene Piazza with a good cafe”
Reviewed 25 June 2013

This is a great place to have a breather after the growds in Campo de Fiori. The terraced bar/cafe at the side of the piazza is very good. Prices are not outrageous, if I remember correctly, and they serve delicious little sides with your drink. I have also tried the adjoining restaurant, but it was years ago so I can't say anything definitive about it.

Visited September 2012
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Malaga, Spain
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“Quiet Plaza”
Reviewed 22 May 2013

The Piazza Farnese is not well known at all. The best part of the plaza is the Palazzo Farnese. The architecture of this building is beautiful and it is known as one of the most beautiful Renaissance buildings in the city. Good place to take a photo.

Visited May 2013
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Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
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“Just poetic!”
Reviewed 5 January 2013

Being a spa fan, I always visit any Antique Baths and of course I have visited the colossal Terme di Caracalla, so I loved the fact that these urban fountains in the middle of Piazza Farnese are indeed old bathtubs from the Terme di Caracalla (Caracalla Baths).
How poetic!

Visited September 2012
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Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
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“Quiet Piazza, full of history”
Reviewed 5 January 2013

Piazza Farnese is right next to Campo de´ Fiori , and it is a quiet Piazza compared to others like Navona for example.
The main structure of this Piazza is the Palazzo Farnese (French embassy). This Palazzo was once redesigned by important architects like Giacomo della Porta and Michelangelo Buonarroti, and like any of his creations it is worth admiring.
What I found most interesting about Palazzo Farnese´s façade is that you can still see the Papal coat of arms right above the entrance, because Alessandro Farnese was Pope Paul III.
I loved the fountains that are antique bathtubs coming from the Terme di Caracalla.
So, even a quiet Piazza like Piazza Farnese in Rome, is full of history!

Visited September 2012
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Roma
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“The best thing is Palazzo Farnese.”
Reviewed 26 October 2012

The best thing opf the piazza is Palazzo Farnese, one of the most important Renancence palaces in Rome and, for the moment, residence of the French Ambassdor (it was given by the Italian government to the French government in 1936 on a 99 year lease). The piazza is often spoiled because it is, toghether with Campo de Fiori, a gathering place of the italian yougsters (the movida).

Visited October 2012
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