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“Palazzo Farnese (Italian pronunciation: [paˈladdso farˈneːze; -eːse]) is one of the most important High Renaissance palaces in Rome. Owned by the Italian Republic, it was given to the French government in 1936 for a period of 99 years, and currently serves as the French embassy in Italy. First designed in 1517 for the Farnese family, the building expanded in size and conception when Alessandro Farnese became Pope Paul III in 1534, to designs by Antonio da Sangallo the Younger. Its building history involved some of the most prominent Italian architects of the 16th century, including Michelangelo, Jacopo Barozzi da Vignola and Giacomo della Porta. At the end of the 16th century, the important fresco cycle of The Loves of the Gods in the Farnese Gallery was carried out by the Bolognese painter Annibale Carracci, marking the beginning of two divergent trends in painting during the 17th century, the Roman High Baroque and Classicism. The famous Farnese sculpture collection, now in the National Archeological Museum of Naples, as well as other Farnese collections, now mostly in Capodimonte Museum in Naples, were accommodated in the palace.”
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Embassy / Consulate
“Palazzo Farnese, one of the most beautiful Renaissance palaces of Rome was started in 1514 by Antonio Sangallo, continued by Michelangelo and completed by Giacomo della Porta. PALAZZO FARNESE - The Palace belonged to one of the most famous families of Renaissance Rome and today is home of the French embassy. To make the visit should book early, 1 to 4 months before depending on the season and number of people, the tours are only in French or in Italian. Therefore, are not allowed interpreters for other languages. The tours are free and conducted exclusively by the guide of the Embassy. Reservations can be both individual and for groups of up to 20 people. For the same organization (cultural association, university and / or person) is granted one visit per year. For the tour it is important to have a valid ID (no photocopies). Photographs and films are not allowed and bags and bulky items are not allowed (neither custody nor wardrobe). ”
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Art Gallery
“The facade of the palace is one of the most interesting ones, inside it there is the fake gallery by Bernini; it seems to be as long as 35 mt. but it is only 8,82 mt. long. ”
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“It was built in 1540 by Bartolomeo Baronino for Cardinal Girolamo Capodiferro, while the stucco was entrusted to Giulio Mazzoni. It was bought by Cardinal Bernardino Spada in 1632 and was renovated by Borromini, in Baroque style.”
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“The square hosts Palazzo Farnese. one of the most beautiful buildings in Rome! now French embassy but you can visit. in the square there are two fountains with Roman baths that come from the Baths of Caracalla.”
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