In compliance with the Decree of the President of the Council of Ministers (DPCM) dated 8 March 2020, the French Academy in Rome – Villa Medici will be closed from 8 March until further notice. All guided tours and cultural activities are suspended until further instruction. More updates will be shared on our website and social accounts.

The historic Visit

The Villa Medici’s guided tour lasts about one hour and a half and allows the discovery of its treasures, its history, its architecture and its works of art’s collection.
The journey starts with the description of the inner facade turned towards the gardens, with the Romans’ bas-relief, the refined copies of antique statues, Giambologna’s Mercury, the contemporary sculptures and the symbols linked to the Medici’s history. The guided tour includes the visit of the Cardinal’s apartment.The visit then proceeds through the Loggia, emblematic image of the Villa, and with the Bosco’s studio, depicted in a famous painting by Velasquez. The visit continues with the gypsotheque recently opened to the public and the fountain created by Balthus from casts of antique sculptures, the Niobides’ square. The walk ends with the discovery of the extraordinary panorama on the Eternal city from the belvedere.


French: 11 a.m, 4 p.m
Italian: 12 & 4 p.m (Saturdays and Sundays only)
English: 2 p.m.
Spanish: 4 p.m (Saturdays only)
Russian: 3.30 p.m (Saturdays only)
German: 10 a.m (Saturdays only)

La Academia de Francia en Roma enriquece su programa de visitas guiadas con un tour en español, todos los miércoles a las 12, todos los sabados a las 4:00 pm.

Французская Академия в Риме обогатит свою программу с 7-го июля турами с гидом на испанском каждую субботу в 16.00
Русский язык каждую субботу в 15.30. каждую среду в 11:30.

Samstag: um 10 Uhr, geführte historische Tour der Villa Médicis auf Deutsch.
Entdecken Sie den Sitz der französischen Akademie in Rom‘s Villa Medici sowie ihren wunderbaren Garten, die in Rom hineinragen und mit antiken Werten bestückt sind.

Guided tours are available from Tuesday to Sunday (closed on Monday). Groups (up to 25 people) can book a visit at any time (including the cardinal’s apartment). 1h30min/

Admission: 12 euros, 6 euros reduced price
(visit of the temporary exhibition included in the price)
For information and for reservation for groups
[email protected]

For information and reservation for educationnal activities: [email protected]

Reservation for groups:
[email protected]

The private tour

The French Academy in Rome – Villa Medici also offers the Promenade Médicis, an exclusive private tour followed by a cocktail, which can be organized outside the opening hours of the Academy.

For groups of more than 150 people, it is also possible to organize a private visit without cocktail at a cost of 35 € per person.

Contact: [email protected]