Coming right on the heels of Bastille Day is an article in the NYTimes about the Farnese Villas in Rome. Of course, the best known of these mansions now houses the French Embassy. But according to author David Laskin, the Palazzo Farnese and other works commissioned by the wealthy family can be visited. To book a free guided tour (in Italian or French) of Palazzo Farnese, write to visitefarnese@france-italia.it.

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