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Villa Medici - Accademia di Francia a Roma

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Address: Viale della Trinita dei Monti, 1a, Rome, Italy
Phone Number: 390667611
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Interesting tour and great view of the city

Tours every couple of hours - have to take a tour to get on the grounds. Offered in various languages so check the time (English was at noon, French at 10 am) You can see the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 9 October 2016
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Only one english guided tour per day- at 12.00! So be careful :) Also limited amount of people per one tour. I do not want to say this place has nothing to offer but for me it was not that interesting. We have seen some rooms which were not that much furnished, some contemporary art as this villa is a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

wonderful place, gardens, house, collections, views from the terrasse, you won't regret the guided tour

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

Wonderful villa purchased by Napoleon in 1801 and which became the Académie de France in 1803. Highly prized art scholarships are given to 15-17 international students per year, to develop their art over there. How lucky they are ! The place is a haven of beauty and tranquility and the view over Rome is stupendous. There are guided tours in... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

Tours every couple of hours - have to take a tour to get on the grounds. Offered in various languages so check the time (English was at noon, French at 10 am) You can see the fountain from Respighi's Fountains of Rome out front for free, then take a peek over the wall for a nice view of the city

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

You have to be on a tour which you book at the location There's only one English speaking tour at 12 noon and that's it Lots of French speaking tours thought Oh by the way there's a maximum of 25 people per yout

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016 via mobile

Great tour guide, very accurate! Even though we read some bad reviews in here we decided to give it a shot, what a luck! We earned a glimpse of Italian Renaissance culture, intimate tour max 25 ppl, good for architecture lovers. Only for 6 euro (as we are students, others paid 11). The tour guide was very enthusiastic and interesting,... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016

Arrived at Villa Medici to be told rudely by the receptionist that there was only a French tour left for the day. She would not tell us when the English tour was the next day. She told us that there were some rooms that can be seen for free. The rooms that are open to the public are plain and... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016

It looks great inside, sure and all that. However, it is almost impossible to find the entrance - you have to go through some French Consulate. I asked the staff inside how I can get inside, and she apathetically told me that 'the next tour is in French, which you clearly don't speak, and the tour for you people is... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2016 via mobile

Villa Medici is a museum/gallery (free entry) and you can also tour the palace and gardens with a guide (12Eu). We did the English speaking tour at 12pm which runs each day. The women in the desk are not particularly friendly or helpful but don't let this deter you. The tour guide was wonderful (an Italian historian who LOVES) this... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

I was hoping this would be much more. The tour spends a great deal of time around the grounds which had several garden areas that were probably spectacular at one time but don't seem well maintained now. Many are overgrown and dreary, not at all what I imagined they were in ages past. There were a few outbuildings that showcased... More 

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