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The Villas of Medici in Tuscany

Las villas medicee en la Toscana

The Medici villas are rural architectural complexes located in Tuscany, near famous art cities like Florence or Lucca. These are villas where lived the Medici, the lords of Florence during the Renaissance between the fifteenth and seventeenth centuries. In June 2013 have become part of the World Heritage 12 villas and two gardens: the Boboli gardens (Florence) and Pratolino (Vaglia, Florence), the Florentine villas of Careggi, La Petraia, Cerreto Guidi, Castello and Poggio Imperiale ; the Belcanto villas in Fiesole (also known as Villa Fiesole), Poggio a Caiano (Prato), Màgia (Quarrata, Pistoia), Artimino (Carmignano, Prato), Cafaggiolo in Barberino di Mugello, Trebbio (San Piero a Sieve) and the Palace of Seravezza in Lucca. The villas were leisure and entertainment venues and represented the “royal palace” device on the territory administered by the Medici family. To date, the villas are used for different purposes: The Petraia is one of the most beautiful Medici villas for the position which dominates the city of Florence; it is part of the Florentine museum pole. The villa of Cerreto Guidi houses the Historical Museum of hunting, is also a museum the villa at Poggio a Caiano, commissioned by Lorenzo the Magnificent to Giuliano da Sangallo. Villa Castello, once decorated by La Primavera and The Birth of Venus by Botticelli, now houses the Academy of Bran; while, the villa of Poggio Imperiale, restored in neoclassical style, is home to a state school, or even the Palace of Seravezza, home of the Museum of Work and Popular Traditions of Historical Versilia.

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