Villa Medici a Fiesole

Villa Medici in Fiesole

Villa Medici in Fiesole, dates back to the period between 1451 and 1457, built for Giovanni, son of Cosimo Il Vecchio. The project was formerly attributed to Leon Battista Alberti, flanked by Bernardo Rossellino and Antonio Manetti.

In a splendid position over the city, this villa is the first example of a country residence that does not take the form of a fortress or castle, but rather inaugurates the idea of Renaissance villas style.

Moreover, it was here that the cultivation of citrus fruits, coming from the south, began; citrus plants are a characteristic of all Medici gardens

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Parks and gardens
Villas and castles
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Villa Medici a Fiesole

Villa Medici a Fiesole

Via Frà Giovanni da Fiesole Detto l'Angelico, 2, 50014 Fiesole FI, Italia

Details
Comune
City:
Fiesole 
Address
Address:
Via Frà Giovanni da Fiesole Detto l'Angelico, 2, 50014 Fiesole FI, Italia
Prezzo
Entrance fee:
Visit by prior arrangement € 15.00
Tipo gestione
Management:
other museums 
Accessibilita
Accessibility:  partially accessible