Villa Demidoff - Vaglia


In 1568, following the death of his wife Joanna of Austria, Francesco I de Medici ordered the construction of a villa where he could live with his mistress. After the last member of the influential Medici family died in 1737, the house changed hands several times and fell deeper and deeper into disrepair. All of that changed in 1872 when it was acquired by Prince Paul Demidoff, consul of Russia in Tuscany, who extended the house and gardens. The park’s most famous attraction is definitely Giambologna’s ‘Appenino’ statue, which you can climb from the inside. Alongside the other statues and fountains, the park’s ancient oak, cedar and chestnut trees are also particularly striking.

Opening

April - September: Thursday- Saturday, 10am- 8pm, March and October: Sundays and public holidays, 10am- 6pm

Prices

2.50€


Address : Via Fiorentina 276 50036 Vaglia Italy

Bus : AMV-Lines 302, 306, 307, 322 : Bus stop PRATOLINO

Phone : +39 55 594 148

Web : http://www.cultura.toscana.it/architetture/giardini/firenze/parco_villa_demidoff.shtml

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