Practical Information

Opening Time & Admission

From Wednesday 16 September 2020
Guided tours of Villa Medici’s gardens

Monday to Sunday (closed on Tuesday):
Guided tour in English: 3pm
Guided tour in French: 10am, 2pm, 4.30pm
Guided tour in Italian: 3.30pm, 6pm

Duration of the tour: 1h30.

Online ticketing

The French Academy in Rome – Villa Medici invites you to discover its gardens through a guided tour that takes you in the footsteps of a three-hundred-year-old history and combines artistic and natural heritage. Take a stroll through part of the magnificent Italian-style gardens which extend over nearly 8 hectares and largely preserve their 16th century layout. The Niobides’ Square, the Gypsotheca, the Studiolo of Ferdinando de Medici, Cleopatra’s Loggia, the Grand Salon, the Piazzale and the internal façade of the Villa are the highlights of this visit, which ends with a breathtaking view of the Eternal City from the Belvedere.
The visit is also an opportunity to learn more about a place that welcomes artists and researchers in residence every year and offers a cultural program that integrates all fields of creation.

Note to visitors:
The visit does not include the historic rooms of the Cardinal’s apartment.
Self-guided tour is currently not permitted. All tours are provided by the professional guides of the French Academy in Rome at the time slots indicated above.
Tickets can be purchased on site a few minutes prior to each visit, or online. Pre-booking via the online ticketing is not compulsory but is strongly recommended. Tickets must then be collected at the Villa Medici’s reception desk just before the visit. Before your visit, you must fill in this Covid-19 prevention form.

For more information: (+39) 06 67 61 311


  • Admission (full rate) for the guided tour of the gardens of Villa Medici : 12€

  • Admission (concessions) for the guided tour of the gardens of Villa Medici: 6€
    Under 25; students; seniors (60 years +); unemployed; history of art professors; fellows and members of the other academies and foreign institutes in Rome; FAI members; holders of a Roma pass, Metrebus card, carta più La Feltrinelli, Bibliocard, Romaeuropa Card, Opera Card or ArionCard.
    Access upon presentation onsite of a valid card or official document.

  • Free admission
    Children under 10; disabled civilians or war victims and one accompanying person; journalists holding a press card; members of the International Council of Museums – ICOM or Monuments and Sites – ICOMOS; staff of the French Ministry of Culture.
    Access upon presentation onsite of a valid card or official document.

Tickets booked online can be collected on site at the Villa Medici’s reception office.
Free tickets cannot be booked online.

Guided tours & activities for children and families

Discovery Route
Guided tour of the gardens for families and children from 6 to 10 years old
Date and time: Sunday at 10.30am
Limited number of participants per group. Advanced booking required by email: [email protected]
Duration: circa 2h
Admission: 6€ per participant (adult or child). Online Ticketing

Educational tour of the gardens for school groups
Date and time: to be determined with the Group Office of the Villa Medici
Duration: 1h30
Admission: 1€ per child
Mandatory advance booking by sending an email to [email protected]
A confirmation of participation will be sent to you by email for the selected date.

For more information: (+39) 06 67 61 311

Important information
Sanitary rules

In order to guarantee a safe environment for all, we kindly ask visitors to be sure to bring their own personal protective mask before entering Villa Medici and to wear it in all closed spaces.
Body temperature check is mandatory for all visitors at the entrance of the site.
Before your visit, you must fill in this Covid-19 prevention form.
The maximum number of visitors allowed is 20 people per guided tour.
We invite visitors to use the hand sanitizer available at the site entrance.
Thank you in advance for your cooperation.

Access and security

For security reasons, the French Academy in Rome – Villa Medici has set up an increased control system at the entrance to the site.
A body temperature check is provided to all visitors through a thermal scanner at their entrance (no admission for temperature above 37.5°).
Helmets of any type and suitcases are not allowed within the spaces of Villa Medici.
No cloakroom.