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We visited in August on a very hot day. Despite having checked in advance that the opening hours worked well, we did not call ahead on the day itself of the visit. Big mistake! When we got there, we found the gardeners locking up the...More
UNESCO World Heritage Site, an examplary Italian Renaissance garden. Rich in symbolic meanings, abundant sculptures, fountains and plants. Spectacular view over the valley from the upper terrace with a fountain of Appenino. The hydraulic system of the garden uses the same principle of gravity as...More
We were on a day-tour of 3 Medici villas,which is pushing things if you're from Perugia,but the gardens of Villa Castello are impressive and it's easy to imagine what they probably looked like in their heyday. As someone else noted this villa is usually coupled...More
This place is not easy to find. It is outside the Florence´s walls, but I am happy that i did not give up and visited it.
I went by bus and had to walk around 10-15 minutes to find this Villa,
They really take good...More
Be warned that the grotto is being repaired and there is no indication when it will be done. (It is Italy, after all.)
Formal gardens well maintained. Free and nicer than Boboli, though it's a EU 20 cab from the center of town. hardly anyone...More
The main garden is typical Italian Renaissance, and as such very impressive. There is also a more wooded area, perhaps more reminiscent of England. The garden is relatively easy to reach from central Florence by taking a local bus which leaves from opposite the SMN...More
A visit to the gardens was a breath of fresh air after the busy streets of Florence and a wonderful introduction to the Italian Renaissance Garden design.
A bus can be caught at S. N. bus station and from the drop off point it is...More
This September we made our way to the Villa Medicea di Castello, determined to see the orto which includes plants collected several centuries ago. A very helpful gardener arranged for us to enter this walled garden.