Tours of Villa Medici

Villa Medici is open from Monday to Sunday (closed on Tuesday).
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Sunday from 10am to 7pm.
Friday and Saturday from 10am to 7.30pm

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 historical appartments (total duration of the visit: 1.30 hours)

Full rate: 12€
Concessions: 9€

Tickets can be purchased online or on site.

Guided tour in English:
Monday to Sunday (except Tuesdays): 11am / 3pm

Guided tour in French:
Monday to Sunday (except Tuesdays): 10.30am / 11.30am / 2pm / 4pm / 5pm
Friday and Saturday : 10.30am / 11.30am / 2pm / 4pm / 5pm / 6.30pm

Guided tour in Italian:
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday: noon / 3.30pm / 6pm
Saturday and Sunday: 11am / noon / 2.30pm / 4.30pm / 6pm

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 SCRIBBLING AND DOODLING. FROM LEONARDO DA VINCI TO CY TWOMBLY

Full rate: 10€
Concessions: 7€

Access to the exhibition SCRIBBLING AND DOODLING. FROM LEONARDO DA VINCI A CY TWOMBLY is permitted at any time:
– Monday to Sunday (closed on Tuesdays) between 10.30am and 7pm (last entry 6.30pm)
– Friday and Saturday between 10.30am and 8pm (last entry 7.30pm)

A + B) All-inclusive ticket
Villa Medici’s Renaissance garden and historical appartments (duration: 1.30 hours) + SCRIBBLING AND DOODLING. FROM LEONARDO DA VINCI TO CY TWOMBLY (self-guided tour)

Full rate: 14€
Concessions: 11€

Tickets can be purchased online or on site.

Guided tour in English:
Monday to Sunday (except Tuesdays): 11am / 3pm

Guided tour in French:
Monday to Sunday (except Tuesdays): 10.30am / 11.30am / 2pm / 4pm / 5pm
Friday and Saturday : 10.30am / 11.30am / 2pm / 4pm / 5pm / 6.30pm

Guided tour in Italian:
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday: noon / 3.30pm / 6pm
Saturday and Sunday: 11am / noon / 2.30pm / 4.30pm / 6pm

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.

Additional information

Villa Medici’s tour 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 ends with the historical appartment of Cardinal Ferdinando de’ Medici (The Elements Room, the Muses Room, the Jupiter’s Lovers Room) with its Renaissance décor, its ceilings painted by Jacopo Zucchi at the end of the 16th century, and its furniture designed by Balthus in the 1960s. Since recently, it also includes the passage through the roman cistern. 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.

This guided tour is also an opportunity to discover the temporary installation by the Italian artist Giuseppe Penone, on display until 19 June 2022 in the historical appartment of Cardinal de Medici. This installation is part of the Art Club cycle of temporary exhibitions (curator: Pier Paolo Pancotto). Villa Medici regularly hosts interventions by contemporary artists in its historic spaces, inviting us to renew our view of artistic and architectural heritage and to foster a dialogue with the most current artistic production.

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 (except Tuesdays) from 10.30am to 6.30pm.


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]