Casina di Raffaello

Typology: Private building


Address: Via della Casina di Raffaello
Zone: Quartiere Pinciano (Roma centro)
In prossimità di Piazza di Siena


Telephone: 060608 info per il pubblico (tutti i giorni 9.00-19.00)

Opening times

From Tuesday to Friday from 10am to 3.30pm
Saturday, Sunday and holidays from 10am to 6pm
Closed: on Mondays, 25-26 December, 1st January


Birthday parties: The service is temporarily suspended

For workshops, events and exhibitions, please see the "All scheduled events" section.

Scheduled events


The building dates back to the age of Cardinal Scipione Borghese (1576-1633), client of the Villa outside Porta Pinciana. In the beginning it was a rural building intended as the house of the linen attendant of the noble family. The building was in the centre of a large row of mulberries which disappeared in the late ‘700, when the facing Piazza di Siena was created. At that time the architect Antonio Asprucci added the first floor balcony and the little church which was richly frescoed by Felice Giani and Giovan Battista Marchetti. In 1959 in the church was put the tomb of the sculptor Pietro Canonica, who lived for years in the nearby Fortezzuola (now a museum dedicated to him). After a long restoration process which also enabled to recover the original colours of the façade, the decorations of the room and of the church and the frescoes of the porch, now the building is back to its ancient splendour turning itself into a little house of wonders for boys and girls. 

Library - Reading Room
A space dedicated to reading.
Free admission.

Free activities, booking required on the spot, suitable for children from 3 years of age, max 15 children per workshop.
See details in Educational Activities.

Born to Read Area.
A space dedicated to children's fist reading books.
Free admission.

Outdoor games.
Activities with free admission, under the supervision of accompanying adults.

Gift and Bookshop.

Giani Hall.
A "free play" area, € 3,00 per child.

Birthday parties for children. The service is temporarily suspended
Children can celebrate their birthday at the Casina di Raffaello.
Info and bookings: tel. +39 06 8558334: Tuesday-Friday from 10.30 to 12.30
Free for accompanying adults. Minimum 10 children.

Corporate Events: eventi.aziendali@zetema.it

Educational activities and services for schools: Info +39 060608

See also

Events and shows › Manifestations
Culture and leisure › Historic places of worship › Catholic Churches

For more information

Culture and leisure › Green › Gardens, villas and urban parks
Last checked: 2023-07-03 14:18
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