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The Medici Villa and the Historical Museum of Hunting and the Territory are located in Cerreto Guidi in the province of Florence. In the center of Cerreto Guidi is the precious villa commissioned by Duke Cosimo I de 'Medici as a hunting lodge. The construction of the villa took place between 1564 and 1566 with architect Davide Fortini who took over from the architect Alfonso Parigi il Vecchio. The villa houses inside the original furnishings remakes, Medici portraits from the Florentine Galleries and Medici tapestries. Among the main works are the portraits of Cosimo in the coronation habit as Grand Duke and the portrait of Isabella de 'Medici. The works owned by Stefano Bardini are part of the collection which includes sculptures in marble and terracotta, paintings on wood and canvas, artifacts in semi-precious stones, inlaid chests and paintings and cabinets. The Historical Museum of Hunting and the Territory has been located inside the villa since 2002. The Museum includes a hunting lodge from the Lorraine period and a collection of hunting and shooting weapons. In addition, the villa houses Roman and medieval marbles as an antique dealer.

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Via dei Ponti Medicei 7
50050 Cerreto Guidi

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