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Villa Medicea di Poggio a Caiano

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Address: Piazza dei Medici, 12 | Poggio a Caiano, 50046, Prato, Italy
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Tenants can really ruin a palace

This is a truly spectacular piece of architecture; its proportions (grand and grandiose as they are) are perfect; the prospect is wonderful; the light in many of the rooms on the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 23 December 2015
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2015

This is a truly spectacular piece of architecture; its proportions (grand and grandiose as they are) are perfect; the prospect is wonderful; the light in many of the rooms on the piano nobile is remarkable. Thouigh the windows were mostly closed on our visit, one can imagine that the building takes full advantages of prevailing breezes and the path of... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2015

This is the estate - huge Villa and Gardens - of perhaps the wealthiest man in the world in the 1400's-1500's, Lorenzo di Medici, and the grandeur and opulence attest this. An amazing place and its origins are so old. Not much signage in English so bring a tour book for information, but your eyes will guide you through this... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2015 via mobile

Last month my husband and I spent 5 nights in Florence and one of those days we did a Vineyard and Villas Tour where we ended our day visiting this Medicea Villa which dated back to the 1400's. We were surprised at how large this villa was but as our tour guide explained, this Medicea family was very wealthy at... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2015

We had several receptions here and a gorgeous banquet on the lawn in connection with a scientific conference. The setting is breathtaking, and the building is beautiful. Their local wines are delicious.

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Prato, Italy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2015 via mobile

When in Prato or florence don't miss to visit Villa Medicea. It's an ancient Villa owned by Medici Family of the 15th century. This villa is famous also because was made by the most famous Medici: Lorenzo il Magnifico!!!!!! Beautiful villa, beautiful wall painting and a great garden.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2015

All the best places to visit in Tuscany are free or cost next to nothing. I understand that the villa Medicae are all free to visit. However, they can be a little hard to find by public transport (not this one, the bus stops pretty much outside it) and/or involve a lot of walking to get to and entry times... More 

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Kongens Lyngby, Denmark
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2015 via mobile

It is interestimg to see this Medici villa vrensted by Sangallo for Lorenzo il Magnifico in 1480! This is Unesco World Heritage and it is free of charge. It has been altered several times since then in the 16th,17th and 18th centuies and at present parts are restaured

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 2015

The gardens are beatiful - very large with both "geometric" and wild sections. The palace is very impressive, yet very neglected. They do not speak English nor do they have any written information in English and in most rooms of the palace the information presented is only in Italian. You can Enter only in specific times - all visitors are... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 May 2015

This Medici Villa offers free entry with timed, escorted tours around the house. Many of the rooms are simply stunning and the ceilings are astonishing. The gardens are also very beautiful and open to stroll around. Parking can be a problem but just after the villa there is a short stretch of road-side where you can park freely.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2015

This magnificent villa really needs a hand. Some small works are on progress, but far from the major restoration it needs. What´s most impressive is the architectural design. Since it was in use for a long period, it suffered many transformations so very little from the original Medici era is left. During the cold morning of our visit, on the... More 

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