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Piazza Farnese
Piazza Farnese

Piazza Farnese

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Piazza Farnese, Rome, Italy

The Basics

The best way to visit Piazza Farnese is by joining a Rome walking, e-bike, or Segway tour that includes a stop in the 16th-century piazza along with other nearby highlights such as the Pantheon, Trevi Fountain, and Piazza Navona. Specialty tours, including Rome by Vespa scooter, food experiences, and wine tastings, often include a visit to Piazza Farnese. The square is located just across the Tiber River from Trastevere and the Jewish Ghetto, so Piazza Farnese is easily paired with a tour of one of these historic neighborhoods.

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Recent reviews from experiences in Rome

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Night life
Cecile, Sep 2020
Rome by Night Walking tour Including Piazza Navona Pantheon and Trevi Fountain
I ended up being alone with my wonderful and knowledgeable Virginia. Great walk and most enjoyable at night.
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Great intro to Rome
Kathryn M, Nov 2019
Rome by Night Walking tour Including Piazza Navona Pantheon and Trevi Fountain
My sister and I went on this tour the first night we arrived in Rome. It was just us and the guide. Our tour guide was great and knowledgeable. Trevi Fountain at night is beautiful! I would recommend this tour.
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Wonderful tour!
jessagillis, Oct 2019
Rome by Night Walking tour Including Piazza Navona Pantheon and Trevi Fountain
Mattia was a wonderful guide! He really brought the sites to life. Highly recommended! It was a perfect first night in Rome.
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Friendly and Knowledgeable guide - a truly enjoyable tour
Imelda G, Oct 2019
Rome by Night Walking tour Including Piazza Navona Pantheon and Trevi Fountain
Our guide was very knowledgeable and told us the history of so many things we were seeing. He was very pleasant and answered all our questions. Even though the other couple who were part of the tour, Roger took us on our own to the remaining landmarks and then he very kindly put us on the right Metro to get back to our accommodation. It was one of the highlihts of our visit to Rome.

Things to Know Before You Go

  • Piazza Farnese offers no shade, so be sure to wear a hat and sunscreen if visiting during the hot summer months.

  • A number of cafés and restaurants line the square, perfect for a meal or snack.

  • Though accessible to wheelchair users, the square is not completely closed to traffic. Be cautious when crossing.

  • Piazza Farnese is particularly pretty at night when the fountains and Palazzo Farnese are dramatically lit.

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How to Get There

Piazza Farnese is in Rome’s historic center, an easy walk from busy Via di Torre Argentina, where a number of city bus lines stop.

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When to Get There

A stroll through Piazza Farnese is particularly pretty in the light of early morning or late afternoon, or at night when the palace is dramatically lit.

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The Sights on Piazza Farnese

By far the square’s most famous sight, Palazzo Farnese was begun in the early 16th century by a Farnese cardinal who would become Pope Paul III in 1534. Today Palazzo Farnese is the city's largest Renaissance palace. Other attractions on the piazza include Chiesa di Santa Brigida, former home of the Swedish saint converted into a church upon her death in the 1370s; and two fountains with huge bathing basins as their bases, once used by ancient Romans to soak away their cares at the baths of Caracalla.

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