Villa Farnese, Caprarola

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Explore a palace known for its fresco decorated walls and lush garden when you see Villa Farnese. Walk through the oval atrium, rooms, halls, and stairways of the palace, al fresco painted from the walls to the ceilings. Wander through the world map room, displaying the world as people knew it in the 16th century. Admire statues, fountains, and terraces leading up to the palace of pleasure, or stroll through the garden outside. Note that you can only visit at certain times, and will be chaperoned through the interior and gardens by a monitor. Using our world travel planner, Caprarola attractions like Villa Farnese can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • This place was the ancient seat of the fabulously wealthy and powerful Farnese dynasty. Excellent information plaques in English throughout. A little off the beaten track, but very much worth the...  more »
  • Absolutely fantastic palace with great frescoes, including a map room. Wonderful gardens - with a fantastic garden extension at the top of the garden, which could easily be missed.  more »
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  • Stunning beautiful villa definitively worth a visit. Only the ground floor is wheelchair accessible (entrance from the garden, at the back of the main entrance which is all stairs) but the ground floor is well worth a visit with it's many frescoed rooms. There is also a garden, partially wheelchair accessible and with gravel.
  • Amazing artwork and a step back into renaissance Italy. Also not very crowded due to distance from Rome. Well worth the visit and great value for money at only 5 euros per person.
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