Visiting Palazzo Farnese

following the measures adopted by the Italian government against the spread of Covid-19, the guided tours of Palazzo Farnese are currently suspended.


Leaded by professional guides, the tours last 1 hour and take place on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, in French, Italian or English.
IMPORTANT! Palazzo Farnese is the headquarters of the French Embassy in Rome, therefore there are some strict rules that need to be carefully respected:

  • Visitors must arrive 20 minutes before the start time of tour at the meeting point in front of the French Embassy.
  • Reservations for tours of Palazzo Farnese are closed one week in advance, after this deadline no booking is permitted.
  • The itineraries of the tours can be modified according to the internal needs of the French Embassy.
  • Tours may be cancelled due to internal needs of the French Embassy, in such cases visitors will be entirely refunded.
  • Children under 10 (who haven’t had their 10th birthday yet) are not allowed to visit Palazzo Farnese.
  • Interpretations are not permitted during the tours.
  • The price of the tour of Palazzo Farnese is 11 euros.
  • The special tour on friday at 5 p.m. (please notice that this tour is only in Italian), which includes also the visit of the library of the École Française de Rome, last 1 hour and the half and has a price of 13 euros.

Palazzo Farnese is one of the main jewels of the Roman Renaissance.

Tours of Palazzo Farnese offer the opportunity to discover the Sangallo’s atrium, the courtyard, the garden, the Hercules salon - with its tapestries inspired to Raffaello’s frescos -, the Camerini and above all the renowned Carracci Gallery, recently restored and reopened to the public and absolute masterpiece of the Carracci brothers, realised between the end of the 16th century and the beginning of the 17th century for Cardinal Odoardo Farnese.

Tours in English take place on wednesdays at 5 p.m.
Please notice that if a tour does not appear on our booking calendar, it means that that tour will not be available for booking.

In order to make a reservation, please choose a tour from our online booking calendar here below, click on the tour of your choice and start the guided booking procedure. Please notice that reservations for all tours are closed a week in advance, after this deadline no booking is permitted and tours for which reservation is closed do not appear on our booking calendar anymore.
The maximum number of participants for each tour is 25.
Please notice that no exceptions can be made to the rules mentioned above.

Larger groups (from a minimum of 6 to a maximum of 25 persons) need to reserve one of the regularly scheduled tours with large advance. In order to submit a group request, it is necessary to send to the email address the form that you can download here below together with the other documents required (see form).
All requests must be sent at least three months in advance.

Form to be downloaded, filled up and sent for group requests: Group PDF.

  • Tours are partially accessible for visitors with wheel chairs.
  • We cannot accept requests from tour operators or travel agencies or school groups.
  • The day of the tour, at the entrance of Palazzo Farnese (French Embassy), security agents will check the identity documents of every visitor.
  • Each visitor must bring the identity document used for his or her registration. Please notice that only original documents with picture and effective to travel abroad (identity cards for EU citizens and passports for all citizens) are valid. Copied documents, driving licenses (also in original) and other documents ( e.g. libraries or associations cards) are not valid to enter Palazzo Farnese. Identity documents must be valid on the day of the tour: If a document is expired on the day of the tour, no entrance will be permitted.
  • All data provided during the booking procedure (first name, family name, place and date of birth, number of identity document and its expiry date) must correspond exactly. Therefore please check all the data inserted during the booking procedure carefully after receiving your booking confirmation by email, and in case of mistake please write an email to promptly.