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Giardino della Villa medicea di Castello, Florence

Giardino della Villa medicea di Castello - Florence, Italy
Giardino della Villa medicea di Castello
via di Castello 47, Florence, Italy 50141Map
+39 055 45 2691
Neighborhood: Careggi / Rifredi
Overview

The villa belonged to the Medici family and Cosimo, Florence's new Duke, began the work on renovating the grounds, he planned an Italian garden with geometric designs, Vasari made the Duke's dreams become reality. At the center of the garden on the Fountain of Hercules and Anteus was placed a marble composition by Bartolomeo Ammannati, which is undergoing restoration. There are two lakes in the garden, with stone sculptures of animals, which stand out amongst the water displays. Today, the villa is the home of the Accademia della Crusca and is not accessible to the public. Admission includes a visit to the Villa Medicea La Petraia.

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Giardino della Villa medicea di Castello General Information
  • Open Hours: Nov to Feb - Monday to Sunday from 08:15 AM to 04:30 PM, Mar - Monday to Sunday from 08:15 AM to 05:30 PM, Apr to May - Monday to Sunday from 08:15 AM to 06:30 PM, Jun to Aug - Monday to Sunday from 08:15 AM to 07:30 PM, Sep - Monday to Sunday from 08:15 AM to 06:30 PM, Oct - Monday to Sunday from 08:15 AM to 05:30 PM
  • Type: Parks, Gardens & Cemeteries
  • Nearest Train: ATAF 2, 28
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