Villa Farnesina, Rome, Italy
Via della Lungara 230, Rome, Italy| Map |
The Villa Farnesina is a beautifully designed Renaissance villa built by Baldassare Peruzzi and owned by Agostino Chigi, a wealthy banker in the 16th century. The interior is adorned with paintings from the likes of Raphael, Il Sodoma and Peruzzi himself. The villa stands as a treasure of the Renaissance, being the home of Raphael’s famous Galatea painting, a colorful masterpiece depicting the merry chase of the nymphs and mermen. The Loggia of Cupid and Psyche sits amid flora and fauna and displays the love of Cupid and Psyche in full splendor. Both floors are ornately decorated with similar work.
Ratings by kids' ages
- Tots (0-2)
- Little kids (3-5)
- Big kids (6-8)
- Tweens (9-12)
- Teens (13+)
Tips for Families
Visitors should plan to spend 45 minutes touring the Villa Farnesina. Tours are available Mondays, Fridays and Saturdays. It should be noted that tours are given in Italian. A two-hour mythology workshop walking tour geared towards children is available through Context Travel.
Address: Via della Lungara 230, Rome, Italy| Map
Phone: 39 6 68027268
Hours: Mon-Sat 9 am - 2 pm More Info
Price: Adults(18-65): $6.39; Children(14-18): $3.83; Children(0-13): Free; Seniors(65+): $3.83 More Info