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“WORTH A VISIT -- A HELPFUL HINT”
Review of Palazzo Farnese

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Villa Farnesina Small Group Tour
NYC
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67 reviews
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“WORTH A VISIT -- A HELPFUL HINT”
Reviewed 19 August 2014

The present site of the French Embassy (and the setting for Act 2 of "Tosca"!), this opulent edifice boasts architectural detail by Michelangelo and frescoes by Carraci. One can book reservations for tours online, but must be made well in advance. Most tours are in french, some in Italian and a paltry few in English. the latter tend to booked WAY in advance. A good way to get on tours is to sign up for the italian tours. The guides are french speaking, but their Italian is simple enough one can get the gist of what they are saying. Tours are an hour, and limited to 25.

Visited May 2014
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Mendoza, Argentina
Level 6 Contributor
36 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Palazzo Farnese,Rome.”
Reviewed 2 August 2014

Visiting Rome, you always must to have more than one camera for keep your experiences. You will find here expressions of the Renaissance in its entirety. Murals and sculptures. The use of colors and técnicas. The guide was enthusiastic and very knowledgeable covering the history of the Farnese family, the architecture, the sculptures and frescoes. Like other Museums of Rome, are worth a visit. The city and the idiosyncrasies of the current city, it is ready to receive visitors and to protect all your artistic flow.

Visited June 2014
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Buckie
Level 6 Contributor
206 reviews
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“Maybe wait until everything is open again”
Reviewed 7 July 2014

I wanted to visit the Farnese palace because of the Tosca connection so we pre-booked the English tour knowing full well that the famous Carraceni gallery would be closed for renovations. The tour was fairly short but our guide was very pleasant and knowledgeable and 'pleasant' is how I would also describe the palace. We saw the courtyard, the gardens and some of the upstairs rooms. Its the French embassy so no photographs are allowed and you must remember to take your passport when you visit. It was enjoyable enough but there was nothing terribly memorable. I can't help feeling that the Carraceni frescoes are the main attraction here and although the entry price is very reasonable, it might only be worth the visit when this room is open again.

Visited July 2014
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Dublin, Ireland
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“Palazzo Farnese, Rome”
Reviewed 2 April 2014

We visited Palazzo Farnese on 26/03/2014 after booking on-line. We understood that there was the possibility of a room or two being closed. In fact everything was closed except the courtyard & the garden at the rear. The guide was very enthusiastic & knowledgeable but the tour was in Italian and lost on us. They should cancel the tours until the rooms re-open. At least we did get to see the magnificent Villa Borghese, Villa Farnesina & Doria Pamphilj

Visited March 2014
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London
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“Good value and excellent for history buffs”
Reviewed 24 January 2014

I booked the tour online a month in advance with Inventer Rome. I didn't take my rucksack in case I wouldn't be allowed inside with it but I probably could have got in anyway. The arrangements all worked well and the young female guide was enthusiastic and very knowledgeable covering the history of the Farnese family, the architecture, the sculptures and frescoes. Very worth the 5 euro fee and although you don't get to see many rooms, those large ones that are open give a real sense of the power and wealth of the Farnese family. I took the French tour as I was not in Rome on the day of the English tour and my school French came back to me, but it is worth trying to get a tour in your own language if you can. Would be interested to try some of the other Inventer Rome tours now!

Visited January 2014
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