Tours of Villa Medici

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


Private Tours

The French Academy in Rome – Villa Medici organizes the Promenade Médicis, an exclusive private tour followed by a cocktail, which can be organized when Villa Medici is closed to the public.
For groups of more than 150 people, it is also possible to organize a private tout without cocktail at a cost of 35€ per person.

For more information, please send an email to [email protected]