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The Villa Farnesina, out of respect for history, should be called Villa Chigi, because Agostino Chigi “the Magnificent” (1466 - 1520), built it from 1506, while Cardinal Alessandro Farnese bought it only in 1580.

But first of all, the Villa is the triumph of the Renaissance.

Designed by Baldassarre Peruzzi, the house was frescoed by Raphael, Sebastiano del Piombo, Sodoma and by the same Peruzzi.

After observing the outside, imagine to start our visit to the Villa, from what was the entrance, the Loggia of Cupid and Psyche, then move in the Loggia of Galatea and back on our feet we enter the Room of Frieze.

Going up the beautiful staircase to the first floor then we get to see the great Hall of the Perspectives and finally we overlook the bridal chamber of Agostino Chigi: the Hall of the marriage of Alexander and Roxana.

Enjoy your visit! 


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