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Tickets for VILLA FARNESINA to be bought on site.
Adults: 6 euro; Children: 5 euro
As it is on the same side of the Vatican, Trastevere became the favourite place to build “summer villas” for the noble families in Rome.
The banker Agostino was one of the richest man in the Holy See. A merchant with a passion for art, he managed to involve Raphael and Sebastiano del Piombo in the decoration of his spectacular villa. The Villa Farnesina was built in the early sixteenth century for the outer layout of the Villa, created by the architect Baldassarre Peruzzi, is the perfect setting for a rich interior decoration, boasting frescos by the greatest masters of the Rebirth of art such as Raphael, Sodoma, Sebastiano del Piombo, and Peruzzi himself.
We won’t miss the charming and most famous frescos in the Villa, the Galatea by Raphael or the vault by Baldassarre Peruzzi with its representation of Agostino’s horoscope! You won’t believe how many pagan stories and loves of gods could be painted in the villa of someone so close to the pope. Want to know why? Book this tour!
Enjoy one of the most fascinating districts of Rome when you book your Guided Tour of Trastevere and Villa Farnesina! Your art historian guide will make a difference!
Trastevere is one of Rome’s most ancient neighborhoods: its name meaning literally “across the Tiber” but …more than a river divides the people of Trastevere from the rest of the city!
“Trasteverini”, the so named inhabitants of Trastevere, have always been very proud of their origins, believing themselves to be the only true Roman citizens…
You will see this during your Guided Tour of Trastevere and Villa Farnesina.
In the Middle Ages it was a populous district full of busy artisans and ingenious people inventing new jobs to scrape out a living, like the river-crossers or ancient “scuba divers” ready to dive into the river for any objects you might have accidentally lost!
*If you have a party of 6 or more please contact us to arrange your private tour.
We reserve the right to increase the price of the tour during bank holidays or for last minute requests.
We run only private tours.
We don't run small groups.
We can accommodate time/day request according to our guides' and entry tickets availability.
Final and detailed price will be provided after receiving your request from the contact form.
Starting price for a private tour (2.5 hrs) during the high season (March/Oct) for 2/4 people is 300 euros + tickets (check under "tickets price").
Starting price can be reduced during low season or increased during holidays or last minute requests.
For group larger than four, price will be provided upon request.
What a wonderful experience led by our tour guide, Marta! Our children ages 7 and 5 really absorbed the stories and enjoyed their scavenger huntlooking for specific objects. ... read more
This was our third tour with Joy of Rome and second with Francesca. She has a gift for bringing the stories behind the artworks to life and sharing her enthusiasm.... read more
Our guide Francesca was fantastic! As an art historian and curator of street art, she really made the subject com alive. I strongly recommend this activity for anyone interested in... read more