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Palazzo Farnese

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Piazza Farnese 67 | Regola, 00186 Rome, Italy
Navona / Pantheon / Campo de’ Fiori
+39 06 686011
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Reviewed 30 July 2018

This is a really interesting place. Booking is absolutely essential and as it is a working embassy availability is strictly limited. Tours are offered in Italian, French and English but getting the right language may be a little tricky unless you are able to book...More

3  Thank Mike E
Reviewed 12 June 2018

Palazzo Farnese is located onPiazza Farnese. Being constructed during Renaissance period, the palace has a wonderful outlook. Currently this structure is being used as the French Embassy and the security control thereat is very tight. Only guided tours with advance reservation are allowed thereat.

Reviewed 26 May 2018

Palazzo Farnese is a wonderful looking building from the Renaissance. It now serves as the French Embassy. However guided tours can be booked in advance where you can enjoy the artwork inside.

Thank PrestonGuild
Reviewed 22 April 2018

Palazzo Farnese is one of the famous Renaissance Palaces in Rome. Its construction started in 1515 by Antonio Sangalo, ordered from cardinal Alexander/Alessandro/ Farnese, who later in 1534 became Pope Paul III. Then he asked Michelangelo to make the facade and the cornice. Now the...More

Thank Jivko V
Reviewed 14 April 2018

Years ago we rented an apartment on Piazza Farnese and looked across at the Palazzo Farnese every day. Little did we know that it was possible to tour. This trip were lucky and scored one of the only English-speaking tours offered during our stay. Our...More

1  Thank mariahbay
Reviewed 1 April 2018

I visited as part of a group of 22 Britans and Americans. Five people were refused a place because they didn’t give six weeks notice. Six more were refused on the day without any reason. Thus half the group was refused entry. We had booked...More

1  Thank Heather P
Reviewed 25 March 2018

We visited the building, but we did not enter, we only took photos from outside. It was heavily guarded (back in April 2017), so we did not keep long on the square. This Farnese palace was initially built in 16th Century, and was expanded the...More

Thank 823milend
Reviewed 26 October 2017

Designed with the help of Michelangelo, once the home of Pope Paul II and the fictional headquarters of Scarpia, the chief of police in Puccini's Tosca, the Palazzo Farnese is seldom open to the public. We were fortunate enough to be sitting at a cafe...More

2  Thank Brady R
Reviewed 30 August 2017

If you are lucky enough and prebook your visit, you will have a wonderful hour visiting the most amazing renaissance palace in Rom

Thank 545medva
Reviewed 17 August 2017 via mobile

One is easily able to take some fantastic photographs of this building, which is one of the most important High Renaissance palaces in Rome. Owned by the Italian Republic, it was given to the French government in 1936 for a period of 99 years, and...More

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Response from 823milend | Reviewed this property |
Getting inside is quite tricky. You have to book well in advance, and you have to contact the French embassy in Rome (the Palace is on a lease for one EUR per year from Rome to the French Republic)
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Response from mariahbay | Reviewed this property |
You've got to be patient. I found out after hitting the website several times that they schedule at most three months out and the language offerings change regularly. When we went, they had only one English-speaking tour... More