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Palazzo Farnese

Caprarola (VT)

Palazzo Farnese

Erected for the "great cardinal" Alessandro Farnese on the foundations of a pre-existing fortress, the building (1559-1575), celebrated throughout the ages, is considered the masterpiece of Jacopo Barozzi da Vignola. A tangible sign of power, it is at the same time fortress, palace and villa. With its characteristic pentagonal plan and central round courtyard, it houses a splendid helicoidal staircase and a cycle of frescoes that are among the most representative of Mannerism.

At the back, it counts two secret gardens and, further upstream, an additional place of delight nestled in the woods, with a series of fountains accompanying a mansion, formerly the summer residence of President of the Republic Luigi Einaudi.



Piazza Farnese, 1, 01032 Caprarola (VT)


8:30am to 7:30pm (last entry 6:45pm)

The park closes one hour before sunset.
Park hours detail
January: last entry 3pm (closing 4pm)
February: last admission 3:30pm (closing time 4:30pm)
March*: last entry 4pm (closing 5pm)
April through September: last admission 6pm (closing 7pm)
October*: last admission 5pm (closing time 6pm)
November and December: last admission 3pm (closing time 4pm)
*Until summer/solar time change.


Jan. 1, Dec. 25 except for special openings on MiC project.
In case of inclement weather, the park remains closed.


Full € 10.00
Full at closed park € 8.00
Reduced € 2.00 (EU citizens 18 to 25 years old)
Free (0 to 18 years old)
Additional concessions and free admission can be found on the Mic website.

I biglietti sono acquistabili presso la biglietteria del museo.

Dal 1° novembre 2023 è attivo il servizio di e-ticketing sull'app "Musei Italiani", disponibile su Play Store e su App Store.


Free visit. Presence of information panels in Italian and English.

Groups of maximum 35 people plus guide are allowed to enter. The use of radio guidance systems (whisper) is recommended and mandatory for groups over 25 people.
For Saturdays, Sundays and holidays, reservations are required for groups at the dedicated number +39 0761 646052, Monday to Friday from 9am to 7pm.

Length of visit:

About 2 hours

Tips for your visit:

It is recommended to arrange the visit taking into account the access times to the park.
Inside the gardens and monumental park, it is recommended to wear comfortable footwear suitable for paths with unevenness and unevenness.
It is possible to take photos without flash and without a tripod for personal use only.
Animals are prohibited except guide dogs for the blind and service dogs for people with disabilities.
There are vending machines for water, snacks and hot drinks at the ticket office.

How to get there:

By car - from Rome: exit Cassia Veientana of the GRA. From the A1 highway: exit Magliano Sabina (for those coming from the south), exit Attigliano or Orte (for those coming from the north).
By bus - direct connections from Rome-Saxa Rubra or from Viterbo and surrounding areas.


There are free and paid parking lots in the immediate vicinity, as well as a multi-story parking lot at 99 Pietro Belli Street.
A bus and RV parking lot is located about 500 m from the museum.


For visitors with reduced mobility, there is a dedicated entrance on Via San Rocco, which gives direct access to the Piano Nobile and the Winter Garden (please contact +39 0761 646052 before arrival).