Music and Myths in Raphael's Villa Farnesina Frescoes

Music and Myths in Raphael's Villa Farnesina Frescoes

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70 minutes
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English, Italian

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What You'll Do
  • Take a guided tour in English of the Villa Farnesina and hear Baroque music
  • See impressive pieces by Raphael, Sebastiano del Piombo, Sodoma and Baldassarre Peruzzi
  • Hear masterpieces by composers of the Italian Renaissance like Galilei, Barbetta, Mudarra, Praetorius and Ortiz
  • Enjoy the traditional Baroque flute and the lute played by professional musicians
  • Experience music and art in perfect harmony
Discover the Villa Farnesina with one of Rome's largest collections of Renaissance art on this tour. Enjoy live Baroque music and, at the end of the tour, a concert with pieces by famous composers of the time.
What to Expect
The Villa Farnesina is a masterpiece of Renaissance architecture and houses many of the most famous frescoes completed by Raphael in Rome. Let your guide lead your through the wonderful villa and admire the incredible Renaissance artworks.

The tour will be lead by an art historian and will be accompanied by live music played on antique instruments. The tour concludes with a concert in one of the villa's exclusive rooms.

The halls of the villa are lined with frescoes by Raphael and Sebastiano del Piombo as well as works by countless other famous artists. Each room is decorated according to a different mythological theme, including: Amor and Psyche, Galatea, Polyphemus the Cyclops, Hercules and the Feast of the Gods.

The tour is underscored by a live performance of Renaissance music played on rare instruments. The sound adds a unique dimension to the understanding of the artwork and offers visitors a fascinating experience of the sophisticated aesthetic of the Roman Renaissance.

The closing concert contains pieces by some of the best composers and artists of this era. The repertoire is comprised of a carefully-chosen selection based on the works at the property. Many come from research carried out in partnership with the archives and libraries in Rome.

The historians and musicians are not only specialists but true aficionados of art and culture in the city.
What's Included
  • Entry
  • Guided tour
  • Concert
What's Not Included
  • Tips
Meeting Point

The Villa Farnesina is in the Roman area of Trastevere, on the Via della Lugara, right by the Porta Settmiana. Take the 23 or 280 bus to the Villa Farnesina.

What to Remember
• The partner restaurant Ai Bozzi offers a 10% discount and is 5 minutes away

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