Practical Information & Admission Tickets

Important Information

In compliance with the provisions taken by the Italian government (decree of March 12th, 2021), the activities and guided tours at the French Academy in Rome – Villa Medici are temporarily suspended.

All the spaces of Villa Medici will remain closed to the public until further instruction.

Persons who have made an online reservation for a visit to the Villa Medici scheduled during the period indicated above can request a refund by writing to [email protected]

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Opening Time & Admission

Guided tours of Villa Medici’s gardens and of the temporary exhibition 

Monday to Friday (closed on Tuesday, Saturday and Sunday):

Guided tours Villa Medici’s gardens + exhibition « I Peccati » (12€ full rate / 9€ concessions):

French: 2.30pm
Italian: 4pm

Duration of the tour: 1h30.

Guided tours exhibition only « I Peccati » (8€ full rate / 6€ concessions):

French: 3.30pm
Italian: 5pm

Duration of the tour: 30 min.

Online ticketing

The French Academy in Rome – Villa Medici invites you to discover the exhibition I Peccati which brings together a collection of fifty-five works by in bronze, ceramic and resin by Flemish sculptor Johan Creten, as well as the gardens of Villa Medici through a guided tour that takes you in the footsteps of a three-hundred-year-old history and combines artistic and natural heritage.

Note to visitors:
Tickets can be purchased on site prior to each visit, or online (except for free tickets that cannot be booked online). Pre-booking via the online ticketing is not compulsory but is recommended. Tickets must then be picked up at the Villa Medici’s reception desk a few minutes before the visit.
The guided tour of the gardens and the temporary exhibition starts within the gardens and continues in the exhibition rooms.
Before your visit, you must fill in this
Covid-19 prevention form. We invite you to carefully read the important information indicated at the bottom of this page.

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

Visits for groups
Requests of guided tours for groups (5 people and more) must be sent by email to 
[email protected]

Concessions & Free Admission

Concessions and free admission are applicable to the following categories, upon presentation onsite of a valid ID or official document.


  • Under 25;
  • Seniors (65 and over);
  • Unemployed persons upon presentation of a valid certification (iscrizione nell’elenco anagrafico del Centro per l’impiego or inscription à Pôle Emploi);
  • Fellows and members of the other academies and foreign institutes in Rome
  • Partners of the French Academy in Rome – Villa Medici, whose list is determined by the Academy’s Direction.

Free admission:

  • Under 18;
  • Visitors with disability or war victims and one accompanying caregiver, upon presentation of a valid card;
  • Journalists with a valid press card;
  • Art History professors and students;
  • Members of the International Council of Museums (ICOM) or of the International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS);
  • Staff of the French Ministry of Culture;
  • Professional artists in the graphic, plastic and photographic arts mentioned in Article L.382-1 of the French Social Security Code, upon presentation of an annual certificate issued by the organization with which they are affiliated;
  • Fellows, residents and staff of the Casa de Velázquez of Madrid and the Villa Kujoyama of Kyoto;
  • Members and staff of the École française de Rome;
  • Partners of the French Academy in Rome – Villa Medici, whose list is determined by the Academy’s Direction.

Important information
Sanitary rules

In order to guarantee a safe environment for all in the current context, access to the Villa Medici for external persons is limited to visitors with a ticket (booked online or purchased on site) and to guests staying in one of the rooms of the Villa Medici.

We kindly ask visitors to be sure to bring their own personal protective mask before entering Villa Medici and to wear it during the whole guided tour.
Before your visit, you must fill in this Covid-19 prevention form. We invite you to print it out and give it to us upon your arrival at the Villa Medici, or complete it on the spot.

The maximum number of visitors allowed is 15 people per guided tour.

A body temperature check is provided to all visitors through a thermal scanner at their entrance (no admission for temperature above 37.5°).
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 a control system by metal detector at the entrance to the site.
Helmets of any kind, large bagpacks and suitcases are not allowed within the spaces of Villa Medici.
No cloakroom.