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Villa Medicea di Poggio a Caiano

Piazza De' Medici 14 | Poggio a Caiano, 59016, Prato, Italy
+39 055 877012
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Fascinating step back in time but loking a bit jaded...

Decided to divert to visit the villa on the drive back to Pisa airport from Chianti and pleased we... read more

Reviewed 17 May 2017
Alan D
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Ashford, United Kingdom
Simply impressive!

That was the place where Lorenzo The Magnificent and all the Medici family used to come during the... read more

Reviewed 17 May 2017
Lorenzo G
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Florence, Italy
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  • Average4%
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“opulence” (3 reviews)
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Piazza De' Medici 14 | Poggio a Caiano, 59016, Prato, Italy
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Reviewed 17 May 2017

Decided to divert to visit the villa on the drive back to Pisa airport from Chianti and pleased we did. This once grand villa is looking a bit tired and jaded now but is still a magnificent piece of architecture that is beautifully proportioned. Entry...More

1  Thank Alan D
Reviewed 17 May 2017

That was the place where Lorenzo The Magnificent and all the Medici family used to come during the holidays (and more). Now is a fantastic and suggestive place to visit! Absolutely recommended.

1  Thank Lorenzo G
Reviewed 1 March 2017

Such an amazing property with such a rich history. The architecture and the artwork are stunning, There's also beautiful gardens and the most adorable cats that wander the Villa.

1  Thank mairayaya
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...More

3  Thank Vicarmuddlebush
Reviewed 29 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...More

Thank David B L
Reviewed 14 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...More

2  Thank Barb F
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.

1  Thank Rhoward2
Reviewed 25 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...More

2  Thank sandrociardi
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...More

2  Thank KKT2604
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...More

1  Thank Birte L
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