Villa Farnesina Frescoes

Villa Farnesina Frescoes in the Palazzo Massimo National Roman Museum in Rom

Villa Farnesina was decorated in the early Imperial Age. Here many architectural elements such as fake columns and friezes were painted on the walls to frame fresco paintings and bas reliefs.

The Palazzo Massimo has one of the finest collections of busts and sculptures from antiquity in Rome. The museum is also famous for the Roman frescoes and a few stuccoes that were taken mostly from residential houses in or near Rome and rebuilt inside the museum to scale so visitors may enter some rooms and see the frescoes as they were originally intended to be seen. As the main venue of the Roman National Museum, the best archaeological finds in Rome since 1870 are on display here.