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A Villa close to Florence

The gardens and land are property of NYU now but have been maintained and restored to their former... read more

Reviewed 23 May 2017
maryann s
Delightful garden

I ended up being the only person on my tour of the garden with a delightful guide. If your are... read more

Reviewed 18 May 2017
Elizabeth G
Tasmania, Australia
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22 May 2017
“A Villa close to Florence”
17 May 2017
“Delightful garden”
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+39 055 500 7210
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Reviewed 23 May 2017

The gardens and land are property of NYU now but have been maintained and restored to their former glory with original art, magnificent tapestries, gorgeous rooms of stately proportion as the noble family who lived there would have had. Most of the art was collected...More

1  Thank maryann s
Reviewed 18 May 2017 via mobile

I ended up being the only person on my tour of the garden with a delightful guide. If your are interested in gardens (I was doing a garden tour) this is a must. I caught a cab (20 euros) then walked back to the city...More

2  Thank Elizabeth G
Reviewed 21 May 2016

This is NYU's campus in Florence. The grounds are beautiful, the artwork is eclectic at best, potentially bizarre at worst...... definitely worthy of conversation. You have to call ahead for an appointment unless you are affiliated with NYU, and even then if you want an...More

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Reviewed 3 February 2016

such a lovely place to visit. The architecture and atmosphere is filled with old world beauty and charm

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Reviewed 1 July 2015

This is a rather unusual historic villa, restored in the early 20 th century by an Aglo-American alliance, now owned by NYU. If you want to get away from the Florence crowds, this is highly recommended. Only a short taxi-ride away (although you need to...More

2  Thank 135intrepid
Reviewed 23 April 2014

I was one of the lucky few NYU students who lived at La Pietra for a summer study abroad program 20 years ago. No, we didn't stay in La Pietra proper but rather a more modest villa on the property. The grounds are spectacular, the...More

4  Thank Katherine P
Reviewed 10 December 2012

Villa La Pietra is well worth a visit, but be warned -- if you take the bus from Piazza San Marco to the La Pietra bus stop, walk back along the road toward Florence to find the entrance. We innocently walked in the opposite direction...More

2  Thank Chandolin
Reviewed 7 July 2012

This Villa has to be pre-booked and the administrators need to know the names of visitors and get clearance for them to visit because this old Villa is now part of NYU and is very security concious. The unusual name comes from the milestone at...More

5  Thank penny_howard1
Reviewed 11 February 2012

The home of Sir Harold Acton, the British art historian who lived here for most of his life and then bequeathed his estate to New York University in 1994, this is one of the most stunning of the Florentine villas, set amid olive groves in...More

2  Thank WilliamJo
Reviewed 10 October 2011

We have visited Italy many times and without doubt one of the highlights of any visit has been a guided tour of Villa La Pietra. Set in 57 acres of Olive groves and a 20 minute or 10 euro Taxi ride from the centre of...More

8  Thank LordByron
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