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Villa Maraini - Swiss Institute in Rome

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Free admission today

Today and for much of this month, admission is free since there is an art exhibition inside... read more

Reviewed November 3, 2018
Maria G
Denver, Colorado
via mobile
Perfect villa with one mistake - mainly closed for public

Historic villa is really something special. It has perfect position, perfect view, nice and... read more

Reviewed December 26, 2017
Miha P
Maribor, Slovenia
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3 Nov 2018
“Free admission today”
26 Dec 2017
“Perfect villa with one mistake - mainly closed for public”
A jewel of the early XXth century Roman architecture, Villa Maraini stands on an artificial hill and is surrounded by a splendid garden with a nymphaeum shaped as a natural grotto. From its Belvedere tower, which is the city’s second highest point...more
Via Ludovisi, 48, 00199 Rome, Italy
+39 06 420421
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Reviewed November 3, 2018 via mobile

Today and for much of this month, admission is free since there is an art exhibition inside. Interesting modern Swiss artists, and beautiful Italian architecture. Don’t miss the leaded glass doors at the stairway. Worth a look.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Maria G
Reviewed December 26, 2017

Historic villa is really something special. It has perfect position, perfect view, nice and maintained garden with pine trees and some palms. Cake of the composition is building on the top of the small hill. Villa is partly over decorated but this is due to...More

Date of experience: November 2017
2  Thank Miha P
Reviewed August 5, 2016

There are a lot of beautiful buildings in Rome---many of them former villas. I wasn't prepared for Villa Maraini, coming upon it by accident. It blew me away! It's on Via Ludovisi, a side street off the famous and luxurious Via Veneto. Walk two blocks...More

Date of experience: June 2016
1  Thank Kirk M
Reviewed January 11, 2016 via mobile

For €5 you have a 55 minute walk around some of the Villa, but most Importantly, you get to go to the very, very top of the building where you have views from the second highest vantage point in all of Rome! 360 degrees uninterrupted!...More

Date of experience: January 2016
3  Thank MrCraigBD
Reviewed October 5, 2015 via mobile

Stayed across the street and saw this on TA. Pay attention, tours ONLY at 3:00 and 4:00 PM MONDAYS. Wondered what the place was...wealthy sugar refinery owner built on top of rubble from neighborhood renovations in late 1800's. They had no children and left property...More

Date of experience: October 2015
1  Thank Paint-by-number
Reviewed September 16, 2015 via mobile

We have walked around the outside on multiple occasions and even walked into the grotto on the corner of the property. The quality even from the outside leaves no doubt the family who built this magnificent estate had very good taste in a whimsical way....More

Date of experience: September 2015
1  Thank John R
Reviewed August 12, 2015

Off the beaten path and not known to very many tourists is the Villa Maraini. Treat yourself and book a tour for 5€ and get some of the best views of Rome from the top of the Villa. Tours are every Monday in Italian, English...More

Date of experience: March 2015
1  Thank lpMaggi713
Reviewed September 5, 2014

We were staying close to the Villa and noticed it when we were walking back to the hotel one night. We booked ahead for the Monday 3pm tour (via email from the swiss institute's site). There were 5 people on the tour, 3 german speakers...More

Date of experience: May 2014
2  Thank Koukat
Reviewed January 2, 2014

We didn't know anything about the building. We just happened to pass by it one day while exploring the neighborhood near our hotel. I couldn't help but admire the beauty of the architecture. It was built in the same style as the Villa Medici, and...More

Date of experience: February 2013
1  Thank KarenV87
Reviewed May 14, 2013

We did get to see the tour. The tours are given only on Monday at 15:00 and 16:00 and you need to make a reservation at http://www.istitutosvizzero.it/dove/roma/visite or phone (+39 06 420 42 1). Or you can ring the doorbell at the villa and make...More

Date of experience: May 2013
3  Thank BennyMalaga
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