With its stuccoed ornamental facade and handsome courtyard, this grand palazzo is a fine example of 16th-century Mannerist...
On a street between Campo de’ Fiori and Piazza Farnese, this unassuming cafe is a top people-watching pad, ideal for whiling away the...
Forno di Campo de' Fiori
This buzzing bakery on Campo de' Fiori does a roaring trade in panini and delicious fresh-from-the-oven pizza al taglio (by the...
Piazza Farnese · interesting places nearby
Palazzo Farnese information
Home of the French Embassy, this formidable Renaissance palazzo , one of Rome's finest, was started in 1514 by Antonio da Sangallo the Younger, continued by Michelangelo and finished by Giacomo della Porta. Inside, it boasts a series of sublime frecsoes by Annibale Carracci that are said by some to rival Michelangelo's in the Sistine Chapel.
The frescoes are about to undergo restoration but visits (available in English, Italian and French) continue. These are by guided tour only, for which you'll need to book ahead at least a week in advance. Photo ID is required for entry and children under 10 are not admitted.
The twin fountains in the square are enormous granite baths taken from the Terme di Caracalla.