Palazzo Farnese or Farnese Palace 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 currently serves as the French embassy in Italy.
First designed in 1517 for the Farnese family, the building expanded in size and conception when Alessandro Farnese became Pope Paul III in 1534, to designs by Antonio da Sangallo the Younger. Its building history involved some of the most prominent Italian architects of the 16th century, including Michelangelo, Jacopo Barozzi da Vignola and Giacomo della Porta.
Guided tours (reservation needed):
Mon, Fri: 5 pm
Wed: 3 pm, 4 pm
(Duration: 45 min)
For further information about the tours and available languages please check the official website.
General admission: €5
(Note: Booking and payment should be done on the official website.)
Phone +39 06 0606 0884
Address Piazza Farnese, 67 00186 Roma, Italy
Coordinates 41°53'40.75" N 12°28'14.455" E