Eyes of Rome

Exclusive Villa Medici After Hours Tour

Experience Cardinal Ferdinando's Wonders


  • Art
  • History

What makes this tour Special

Enjoy one of the most breath-taking views of the Eternal city from above and get to know Rome's "Great Beauty"

See one the most beautiful mansions in Rome and learn the story of the powerful Florentine family De Medici and its many connections with the Eternal city

See how private collections and buildings have turned into public spaces thus allowing visitors today to live the dream of their past grandeur

What to Expect


Enjoy your tour with your own private tour expert at your party's disposal only


3 hours




Meet&Greet at your hotel/accomodation. Transfer to the tour site included




Entrance tickets are included! Enjoy your tour!


Wheelchairs may need to take a slightly alternative path through the Museum.

What's Included
  • Blue Badge Qualified Guide
  • After Hours Access Tickets
  • Meet&Greet your Guide at your Hotel/Accommodation
  • Private Tour
  • One Way Transfer from your hotel/accommodation to the tour site
Not Included/ Optional Extras
  • Drop of to your hotel/accommodation after the tour (available upon request)
  • Private Driver throughout the tour (can be arranged upon request)

Sites you’ll visit

  • Spanish Steps
  • Trinità dei Monti
  • Villa Medici
  • A picture with the Spanish Steps in the background is a must do in Rome! This modern monument was arranged three centuries ago in order to find an architectural connection between the Fountain of the Barcaccia on the street level, by Pietro Bernini, and the Renaissance church standing on the top of the slope. The Spanish Steps are unique for their unusual plan and shape designed by Alessandro Specchi and Francesco De Sanctis. Traditional icon of the Italian Dolce Vita, the Spanish Steps cannot be missed during a visit to the Eternal city.
  • This site on the hill of the Spanish Steps is under the tutelage of the French Embassy to the Holy See. This imposing construction once provided a link between a part of the city that was, to a considerable extent, occupied predominantly by the French and the area below, occupied instead by a colony of Spaniards. More importantly, the steps provided an architectural space where people could meet up and relax amid pleasant surroundings. After a year of restoration work financed by luxury jeweller Bulgari, one of the most iconic and beloved places in Rome has returned to its original splendor.
  • Located on top of the Spanish Steps, Villa Medici has been the official French Academy in Rome since 1803 when Napoleon transformed it from the Dukes Palace. It was originally built for the Medici family's summer residence as it offers a beautiful view and strategic position. The Villa was one of the first buildings in Rome dedicated to the Medici family. The Villa Medici became at once the first among Medici properties in Rome,

Tour description

Cardinal Ferdinando De’ Medici, a great art collector, bought the villa in 1576 and commissioned the architect Bartolomeo Ammannati to build a palace worthy of the glorious De’ Medici family. The Villa, organized as a museum, features the Cardinal’s personal collection of artwork. Start this exclusive visit with your private guide: marvel at the facade, adorned by beautiful bas-reliefs, and be stunned by masterpieces inside by many great artists. In 1801 Napoleon bought the building, and in 1803 the Villa Medici became the headquarters of the French Academy in Rome. Take your time to explore the garden that, with its decorations of ancient statues and reliefs, represents a beautiful example of the Italian renaissance style, and offers a superb view of St Peter's Basilica. End your tour with an amazing view of the city. Marvel at the beautiful Spanish Steps and enjoy a nice walk in the historic center of the Eternal City

Cancellation Policy

Please note that Eyes of Rome® applies the following cancellation policy for the selected product:

  • Eyes of Rome reserves the right to charge 50 % of your bookingfor no-shows or cancellations made within 168 hours of your tour date. For bookings confirmed through deposit-downpayment, Eyes of Rome reserves the right to charge the remaining tour balance on the day of the tour on the credit card provided during check out
  • For no shows on the day of the tour or cancellations/amendments requested less than 7 days from the tour starting time, Eyes of Rome reserves the right to hold the amount paid during check out and charge any remaining balance for incomplete payments

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