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Palazzo Farnese

Piazza Farnese 1, 01032 Caprarola, Italy
+39 0761 646052
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A must see in the area!

It's one of the most known property of Farnese family in Viterbo area. The Farnese family is an... read more

Reviewed 24 August 2017
Medard M
via mobile
Examplary gardens

Massive villa dominating the landscape. I truly enjoyed vast gardens, in particular, the upper... read more

Reviewed 15 August 2017
Nadya S
Lomonosov, Russia
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Piazza Farnese 1, 01032 Caprarola, Italy
+39 0761 646052
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Reviewed 24 August 2017 via mobile

It's one of the most known property of Farnese family in Viterbo area. The Farnese family is an influential family in Renaissance Italy. Take a look at it when you are in Caprarola or Ronciglione.

Thank Medard M
Reviewed 15 August 2017

Massive villa dominating the landscape. I truly enjoyed vast gardens, in particular, the upper terrace with Casino and a spectacular water-staircase.

Thank Nadya S
Reviewed 9 August 2017

The pentagonal Palazzo Farnese is a masterpiece of Renaissance architecture which deserves to be much better known, with its lavish frescoes by leading artists and a staircase which is usually included in lists of the world's top 10. The vast hall frescoed with maps of...More

1  Thank sarahw00d
Reviewed 6 August 2017

Very interesting and impressive Palazzo but quite a long walk back to the car park. Gardens are also uphill! Again a guidebook would be handy. Half a day is probably enough time here.

Thank Marco_the_Maltabus
Reviewed 1 August 2017

We are staying in a villa near sutri for a week and noticed this on trip advisor.As it's very hot just now,40c we went later in the day.Loved the place, the fantastic painted rooms, the views, the gardens and the parkland.Its such a very relaxed...More

Thank Jaymacscotland
Reviewed 29 July 2017 via mobile

No internet prebooking, no timeslots, no skip the line, no security check, no 35 degrees Celsius, no 14 euros entrance fee (but only 5), no Museumbar, no parking fee, no tourists (there were 6 persons in the building, including us!) etc etc You probably think...More

1  Thank liesh101
Reviewed 24 June 2017 via mobile

As other reviews will tell you, this is a 16th century architectural masterpiece: a round courtyard surrounded by a pentagonal building, with amazing wall and ceiling frescos, including the stunning map room. Behind is a garden and, after a walk through the woods, a hunting...More

Thank reprof
Reviewed 9 June 2017

On the edge of the pretty town of Caprarola about an hour's drive north from Rome lies the imposing Palazzo/Villa Farnese (not to be confused with Farnesina and also Farnese Gardens in Rome itself). For a very reasonable €8 each (cash payment only - concessions...More

2  Thank ESP2006
Reviewed 3 June 2017

We visited, parking up the road. Lovely villa, very good info boards in every room in Italian and English. Lots to see. Shame about the gardens...you see very little...ten minutes is stretching it, although the bar across the street is very good....

Thank Ferretgirl42
Reviewed 21 May 2017

This was the highlight of my Italian trip this year! I stayed in Viterbo and took a bus out to this stunning Palace. Nothing prepares you for how drop dead gorgeous this place is! It goes on and on from one fabulous room full of...More

2  Thank Grainne O
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11 June 2017|
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Response from Ferretgirl42 | Reviewed this property |
Hi, an hour and a half, in my opinion for Villa Lante and Villa Farnese, nice bar accriss from Villa Farnese to meet up in, larger thsn it looke, the bar that is!
12 April 2017|
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Response from Bucketgob | Reviewed this property |
All of the smaller villages in the region have train services that includes Rome as its starting point. They are normally unmanned. Transport tickets when purchased usually gives you the option to use trains and local... More
29 March 2017|
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Response from Bucketgob | Reviewed this property |
Think we paid around 5 Euro for 2 senior tickets.. Not expensive for the visit and well worth the money..