Villa Medicea di Castello, Florence

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  • We took advantage of the days reserved for members ' with a view to the Piazza delle Unicoop Firenze languages ' to visit the bran. Interesting visit, introduced by a nice drive that told the Academy with curious details. Open, for the occasion, even the beautiful library.
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  • The villa is home of the Accademia della Crusca unfortunately we couldn't visit the Interior because they are used as offices, believe me they said Porter once a month on the last Sunday of every month you can visit but I'd suggest to inform you before. The garden is always open and free it's supposed to be the second most cordial after her beauty, at the entrance to the Boboli Gardens ladies gave us tips on maximizing our visit having plans to visit the nearby villa La Petraia. Very nice garden, too bad the grotta degli animali was under renovation, loved the fountain of Hercules and the statue of January by Ammannati
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  • We visited in August on a very hot day. Despite having checked in advance that the opening hours worked well, we did not call ahead on the day itself of the visit. Big mistake! When we got there, we f...  more »
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  • The Park is very impressive and very broad. Cared not to perfection but still enjoyable. If you don't want so much confusion and do not want to pay the entrance, the first Sunday of the month you can get in for free, possibly at lunchtime, to avoid any crowds, but there will be given the little importance of the villa. You can enjoy a good view of Florence as you climb the garden.
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  • The Villa di Castello was acquired at the end of the 15th century by Lorenzo and Giovanni Pier Francesco dei Medici, the art expanded and enriched. After the death of Giovanni di Pierfrancesco the Villa was inherited by his widow and his son Giovanni delle Bande Nere, who resided with his wife Maria Salviati and his son Cosimo. Around 1540, Cosimo I commissioned to Niccolo Tribolo the garden project, considered by Vasari, one of the richest gardens in Europe. $p 01 the villa you get through a tree-lined street perpendicular to the street that ends in a large grassy semicircular Sestese, circumscribed by a low stone wall. Access to the garden is through a large gate at the left of the villa. The garden is one of the best preserved examples of Italian gardens. The first terrace, which can be considered a continuation outside the villa, is characterized by a design with almost 16 square flowerbeds at the Centre of which is a nice tub over steps by Tribolo on which is placed the statue of Bartolomeo Ammannati depicting Hercules and Antaeus. In greenhouses are placed in winter hundreds of rare plants of citrus obtained by special grafts. In this space opens the beautiful Cave of animals, which is accessed via a portal flanked by two Tuscan columns.
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  • Today the ambassadors of art. Students of calamandrei sesto fiorentino offer guided tours. Rush information, timetables
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  • One of my favorite destinations if seeking relaxation and a place to spend a lazy afternoon. The entrance to the Park is free and hours can be easily found on the internet.
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