Practical Information & Admission Tickets

Your visit

For your visit at Villa Medici, you can select one of the following options: A, B or A+B.

A) Guided tour of Villa Medici’s Renaissance garden and of the exhibition MIRCEA CANTOR (duration: circa 45 minutes) + self-guided tour of the ECCO Fellow’s exhibition

Full rate: 12€
Concessions: 9€

Booking required online or on site at one of the following slot times:
Monday to Sunday (closed on Tuesdays):

Guided tour in English:
4pm / 6pm

Guided tour in French:
11am / noon / 3pm / 5pm

Guided tour in Italian:
11.45am / 12.45pm / 3.45pm / 4.45pm / 5.45pm / 6.45pm

The tour begins in the gardens with the Mircea Cantor exhibition and continues in the interior rooms with the ECCO Fellow’s exhibition.
Due to the specific nature of the tour, we kindly ask visitors to arrive 10 minutes before the time indicated in the booking confirmation e-mail.

B) Self-guided tour of the exhibition TOILETPAPER & MARTIN PARR

Full rate: 10€
Concessions: 7€

Access to the Toiletpaper & Martin Parr exhibition is permitted at any time between 11am and 7.30pm (closed on Tuesdays).

A + B) All-inclusive ticket
Villa Medici’s Renaissance garden and exhibition MIRCEA CANTOR (45min guided tour) + ECCO Fellow’s exhibition and TOILETPAPER & MARTIN PARR exhibition (self-guided tours)

Full rate: 14€
Concessions: 11€

Booking required online or on site at one of the following slot times:
Monday to Sunday (closed on Tuesdays):

Guided tour in English:
4pm / 6pm

Guided tour in French:
11am / noon / 3pm / 5pm

Guided tour in Italian:
11.45am / 12.45pm / 3.45pm / 4.45pm / 5.45pm / 6.45pm

Due to the specific nature of the tour, we kindly ask visitors to arrive 10 minutes before the time indicated in the booking confirmation e-mail.

Access to the Toiletpaper & Martin Parr exhibition is permitted at any time between 11am and 7.30pm (regardless of the time slot reserved for the guided tour).

Additional information

The visit to the gardens of Villa Medici and the Mircea Cantor exhibition includes the following itinerary: the Loggia, the Piazzale with a view of the internal façade of the palace, the Niobides square in the gardens, the Gypsotheca, the Studiolo of Ferdinando de’ Medici (Stanza degli Uccelli), and the Loggia Balthus. The tour addresses the historical aspects of Villa Medici as a heritage site, but also its role as a laboratory for contemporary creation through the hosting of artists, researchers and art historians in residencies for experimentation and research.

The tours that take place in the outdoor areas of the Villa Medici are as follows:

  • Gardens of the Villa Medici
  • Mircea Cantor exhibition
  • Toiletpaper & Martin Parr exhibition

The visit that takes place in the interior rooms are as follows:

  • ECCO Fellow’s exhibition

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

Buy tickets

Tickets can also be purchased directly at Villa Medici’s ticketing desk, Monday to Sunday (closed on Tuesdays) from 11.00 am to 7.30 pm.

For more information: T. +39 06 67 61 311

Concessions & Free Admission

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

Concessions:

  • 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 properly in the indoor and outdoor areas. 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. Finally, access to the exhibitions is limited to a restricted number of visitors for each visiting slot.
Thank you in advance for your cooperation!

Services

The Villa Medici bookshop is open during the guided tours (closed on Tuesdays).

No cloakroom.
No bar and restaurant service.

Access and security

For security reasons, a compulsory check is carried out at the entrance to Villa Medici using a metal detector system.

The following are not permitted within the spaces:
– helmets of any kind
– large bagpacks and suitcases
– animals, with the exception of guide dogs