The Garden of the Medici Villa di Castello is located in Florence in Castle Town, a neighborhood in the north - western outskirts of Florence. The Villa was declared a World Heritage Site in 2013. The Castle Villa is one of the oldest suburban residences of the Medici family. The house was built for Cosimo I de 'Medici in 1477 and in 1538 was designed her garden with fountains, statues and caves. Today, it is home to a Renaissance Museum. The Museum was born in 1537 thanks to Cosimo I de 'Medici and Niccolo' Tribolo. Of great interest is the cycle of paintings made by Tribolo and Pierino da Vinci with a bronze group of Bartolomeo Ammannati. It is part of the gardens the Cave of the animals with water games and now open to the public thanks to the restoration decorations. The Cave of the animals, also called the Flood, houses sculptures of animals in polychrome marble. In the upper area of the gardens is a garden with a large cistern built by Vasari with the bronze sculpture by Ammannati, the Apennines or January. In addition, the garden is very important for its history botanical unique in the world. The garden features Medicean old varieties and over three hundred years of life.