The Petraia is one of the most beautiful Medici villas, for the happy place in the landscape, for the excellence of the paintings, the lush vegetation of the park. Just a few kilometers from Florence is a typical suburban residence, shelter for the Grand Dukes of the Medici family from the toils of the city. An ancient fortified building, which remains the great tower, was enlarged in the late sixteenth century to realize the actual villa and the surrounding land was dug to situate it in the beautiful terraced garden. The courtyard of the villa, covered in the nineteenth century, is decorated with frescoes by Volterra and Cosimo Daddi. The famous bronze sculpture of Giambologna's Venus-Fiorenza, which completed the namesake fountain in ancient villa in the garden of Castello, is now placed inside to preserve them. Some of the Villa Medici Petraia openings and cure of some green spaces are carried out in collaboration with the "Angels of Beauty" that flank the museum staff.

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Via della Petraia, 40
50141 Firenze


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