Skip-the-line Villa Farnesina and Raphael’s Paintings private tour led by a local guide

Roma, Italy

Experience Rating
icon2 hours 30 minutes  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English

Be immersed in the art and architecture of 16th-century Rome on a private tour of Villa Farnesina, an Italian Renaissance residence and museum in the city’s Trastevere district. Walk through rooms decorated with original paintings by Raphael and his artistic disciples, learning the symbolism and history behind each work from a dedicated guide. Modern multimedia from an electronic tablet and other aids help enhance the rich viewing experience.
  • Visit Villa Farnesina, one of Rome's off-the-beaten-track treasures
  • Skip the entrance line and get a personalized tour from a private guide
  • See masterworks by Raphael and other Renaissance artists
  • Get to know the surrounding Trastevere neighborhood if time allows

Private tour
Professional art historian guide
Hotel pickup (selected hotels only)
Guaranteed to skip the long lines

Departure Point

Via della Lungara, 230, 00165 Roma RM, Italy

Departure Time

9:30 AM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
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Villa Farnesina
Enjoy an exclusive 2.5 hour tour of Villa Farnesina and the surrounding Trastevere area. The villa is considered one of the most precious examples of Italian Renaissance architecture and paintings. A top-rated expert local guide will take you through its spectacular rooms decorated by some of the best XV century artists, in particular Raphael and his disciples. You will see mythological and classic frescos by Sebastiano del Piombo, Giulio Romano,Sodoma and Peruzzi. The palace used to be the residence of the Pope's banker Agostino Chigi and of the Farnese famiy later on. It contains also Raphael's unique masterpieces such as the Stories of Cupid and Venus and the Tryumph of Galatea.
Duration: 2 hours 
Admission Ticket Included
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Your private guide will take you back in time to Roman Renaissance revealing facts, anectodes and curiosities with the help of multimedia tools and ipad to make your experience truly engaging and unforgettable. If time permits, after the visit of the Villa you can extend the tour to the surrounding pictoresque area of Trastevere to see other interesting sites of the city. The meeting point will be the entrance of the Palace or your hotel if located in the area. You will love the tour.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

Cancellation policy

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