The villa was built for Agostino Chigi, a rich Sienese banker and the treasurer of Pope Julius II. Between 1506–1510, the Sienese artist and pupil of Bramante, Baldassarre Peruzzi designed and erected the villa. Renaissance palaces typically faced onto a street and were decorated versions of defensive castles: rectangular blocks with rusticated ground floors and enclosing a courtyard. This villa, intended to be an airy summer pavilion, presented a side towards the street and was given a U shaped plan with a five bay loggia between the arms.Chigi also commissioned the fresco decoration of the loggias, by artists such as Raphael, Sebastiano del Piombo, Giulio Romano, and Il Sodoma. Additional trompe-l’œil frescoes were contributed by Peruzzi himself.
Open : 9am - 2pm
Closed on Sunday
Schedule ( according with your booking )
- Meet the guide at the meeting point at the given time.
- Rich the site of the visit.
- The visit will begin with the tour guide.
- At the end of the explanations walk to the next site of the program.
- If you have no other visits included this will be the end of the tour.
What You Should Bring
Nothing specific for this visit but bring a photo camera for the pictures.
Is a transportation included in this visit ?
No transportations included. Only if you booked separately .
Is there a dress code for this visit ?
No dress code requested for this tour. The program of this tour do not includes any churches to be visited. However the common sense of respect is requested for this tour.
Do you need a Transportation ?
If you need a pick up to join us at the tour starting point please let us know.
We can provide you a car or a van transfer service.
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