Make your way to the Villa Farnesina, where you’ll meet a guide and small group for tour of the historic home. Skip the line as you purchase admission tickets, then don a headset as the guide weaves the fascinating history of the property, and of the Italian elites who once called it home.
Enter the magnificent Loggia of Cupid and Psyche, where frescoes by Raphael and his helpers depict an ancient Greek love story in brilliant colors. Continue into the Hall of Perspectives, whose trompe l’oeil columns alternate with images of the Italian countryside.
You’ll walk across the Tiber River on the 15th-century Ponte Sisto, and enjoy views back towards the Villa Farnesina from the Piazza Farnese. Throughout your time in the Villa Farnesina, the guide will help bring Rome’s history to life, from the artists who created the décor, to the lives, loves, and over-the-top celebrations of the villa’s colorful residents.
Your tour concludes near the Villa Farnesina, in Rome’s Trastevere district.