This was the highlight of my Italian trip this year! I stayed in Viterbo and took a bus out to this stunning Palace. Nothing prepares you for how drop dead gorgeous this place is! It goes on and on from one fabulous room full of frescoes to the next even better one. The stairs are beautiful. The gardens are just... 更多
This is a must see. The Palace is an architectural masterpiece with fascinating frescos throughout. There is no guide book there but the signage is good. The gardens are superb with lovely fountains and a peaceful wooded area in the middle. Even on a sunny Saturday afternoon it was quiet. Palazzo Farnese is very poorly signposted and the car satnav... 更多
Palazzo Farnese is really worth going to. What struck us was that almost everything was possible to see; rooms, gardens... All the paintings are really astonishing!
Friends reccommended me to visit this jewel of 16th century. I spent all my visit time (2 hours and half) with my nose up. Architecture is fantastic but the top are the frescos in all this palace. Amazing the geographic map room. They say that when Pope Gregorio saw it immediatly wanted to reproduce the idea in Vatican Palace (the... 更多
Caprarola is nothing special respect to many Italian villages however the Farnese palace is one of the best all over the peninsula! The many rooms are one better than the other with two or three peaks like the famous stars, the geographical maps room and the echoes room (be aware to be in the very center of the room and... 更多
Highly opulent Palazzo deep in the centre of Caprarola. We spent a good few hours exploring the site. So much to see. Rooms are large and full of history. Even got a guided tour as well from a local who knew the place inside out. So interesting.
Although I'm Italian, I must confess I had never heard of Caprarola nor of this second Farnese Palace. It is thanks to an old shool friend of mine that we were taken there. It's about one hour's drive from Rome towards Viterbo. What a beauty! Built by the popes it has a beautiful park with lovely statues (two horses by... 更多
I was so surprised when we arrived in Caprarola...a sleepy little town in the Lazio region of Tuscany....the town was drab, small and not very impressive. However when we entered the Palazzo Farnese I completely understood why tourists would travel out to this town for the day. It was spectacular!
We decided to drive through smaller hilltowns for 4 days after our 12 day Mediterranean cruise. We stayed at the White Villa in Bracciano, and Caprarola is only 45 minutes away. We have seen sites in Florence, Rome, Lucca, Venice, etc, and love them all. However, each is typically crowded and touristy as well. This wonderfully preserved; restored Renaissance villa... 更多
This palace is rich in architecture and history. I loved the hugely scaled map rooms and stairways. The marble details are beautiful. But I really loved getting out into the gardens, which were spacious and magnificent. The sculptures and fountains were fabulous. We were grouped with a guide and moved at an easy pace with great history lessons. Don't miss... 更多