The Quadriennale di Roma is introducing guided tours of the monumental Villa Carpegna complex. The 17th-century residence is part of the heritage of historical villas owned by the Municipality of Rome, and has been the seat of our Foundation since 2004.
Just a few minutes away from St Peter’s and immersed in a centuries-old garden, the villa is named after Cardinal Gaspare di Carpegna who purchased it with the original intention of turning it into a farm.
Through the centuries the complex underwent major structural modifications and, from the beginning of the 1700s to the start of the 20th century, was embellished with frescoes and wall decorations that transformed it into an exclusive residence.
The guided tour, which lasts about an hour, enables visitors to immerse themselves in the last three centuries of history. The itinerary leads through frescoed rooms and characteristic settings that illustrate the transformations and changes brought about by the tastes and fashions that succeeded each other through the various epochs, and ends in the present with a collection of contemporary artworks that attest to the Institution’s links with the artistic community.
A tour of the villa can be combined with one of the Archivio Biblioteca (ArBiQ) on request.
Villa Carpegna can be visited at specific times and booking is essential.
Reservations must be made at least 24 hours in advance, either by calling 06-9774531 or sending an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
- € 3,00 intero
- € 2,50 gruppi (min 5 max 20 persone)