Guided tour of Villa Medici
The guided tours of Villa Medici offer to the public the possibility to discover the most beautiful parts of the Institution, the historical rooms and the garden.
French: 10 a.m., 11 a.m., 12 p.m., 3 p.m., 4.30 p.m, 6 p.m.
Italian: 12.00 p.m., 4.30 p.m., 6 p.m.
English: 11 a.m., 2 p.m., 3.30 p.m., 5.30 p.m.
Spanish : 12 p.m (every Wednesday) 4 p.m (every Saturday)
Russian : 3.30 p.m (every Wednesday) 3.30 p.m (every Saturday)
Ticket: 12 euros /6 euros
[email protected] / +39 06 67611
The Secret Sites of Creation
The Secret Sites of Creation is a guided tour focusing on the French Academy in Rome’s vocation since its founding: residencies for artists.
Every Sunday at 3:30 p.m. the tour looks back to the Villa’s establishment in 1666, covers the stays of such famous creative figures as Fragonard, Ingres, Berlioz, Bizet and Debussy, and closes with today’s residencies for international artists and researchers from every field. Recent years have seen the presence of some of the world’s leading creators.
This is a unique opportunity to get to know residents’ work and to visit their haunts, now accessible to the public for the first time. In an ongoing dialogue between past and present the visitor learns the history of the institution, its residents, and the directors who left their stamp on it in the course of the 20th century—among them the painter Balthus, in charge from 1961 to 1977. A tour is offered in French and another in Italian, each lasting about 90 minutes.
Every Sunday at 3:30 p.m.
Tours in Italian and French. About 90 minutes
Fee: 12 € (includes entry to the temporary exhibitions)
Maximum 20 people
Information and booking: [email protected] / +39 06 67611
The Medici Promenade – private tour
The Medici Promenade is a program of private, made to measure tours for groups of up to 15. Each tour is adapted to participants’ interests and personal choices.
This is your chance to discover this splendid Renaissance palace: the history of the building and the institution it is home to, its architecture, its art collection, and its gardens. Features of its interior include the Grand Salon, the music room, the Ferdinando de’ Medici galleries and the Cardinal’s Apartment.
Each tour closes with the Belvedere and its remarkable panoramic view of Rome, followed by an aperitif or breakfast (depending on the time of the visit) in the Ferdinando de’ Medici galleries.
The temporary exhibitions that are also part of the private tours offer the discovery of the work of leading artists. And last but not least, you have the possibility of personalizing your visit to the Villa Medici with thematic “promenades” devoted to cinema, music and architecture.
Rates and visitor information
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