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Villa Medici - Accademia di Francia a Roma

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Why locals love it

The Académie de France better known as well as "Villa Medici" is located at the top of the Spanish Steps on the Pincian hill. It's a cultural centre originally created by Louis XIV to enable French artists to live in the city, gain inspiration from their surroundings, and develop their crafts.

Why you should visit it

One of the most beautiful Renaissance villas of Rome.
The Villa Medici was built in 1544 and is contiguous with the Borghese gardens, on the Pincian Hill next to Trinità dei Monti. It houses the French Academy in Rome since 1803.

Special tip

The views from its gardens over Rome are stunning. You can visit ONLY with a guided tour. English tour goes at 12 a.m. Closed on Mondays

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Hi Paola, You can't make reservation for a guided tour at Villa Medici ?
February 7, 2018
Hi Michel! Sure! Get in touch with them by email And check visit timetable here price it’s around 10-12€
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February 8, 2018

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