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8.15 – 16,30 (November – February)
8.15 – 17,30 (March and October)
8.15 – 18,30 (April, May and September)
8.15 – 19,30 (June – August)
Closed on the 2nd and 3rd Monday of each month, New Year’s Day, May 1st and Christmas Day.
Admission to the park and garden is free.
The interior of the Villa can be visited on guided tours run by the security staff . Visitors can choose whether to visit the Monumental Apartments or the Still Life Museum, or may decide to visit both sections bearing in mind that the times of the tours are staggered. In this case, once the visit to one section is complete, for security reasons visitors are requested to await the following visit outside the villa.
The visits to each section last about one hour.
Booking is obligatory only for the Still Life Museum.
Recommended for groups of more than 10.
Tel. 055 877012
The villa was built by Lorenzo the Magnificent to a plan by Giuliano da Sangallo, at the foot of the Albano hills, beautifully situated in a large estate between Florence, Prato and Pistoia.
The villa has a portico on each side, facing the garden and the surrounding countryside, and reflects the humanist trends in architecture inspired by classical antiquity.
Building was begun around 1485 but was interrupted at Lorenzo's death in 1492. Work continued under pope Leo X, son of Lorenzo, and the villa was finally completed in the second half of the 16th century.
The Salone, named after Leo X, is splendidly decorated with allegorical frescoes celebrating the Medici family, painted by Andrea del Sarto, Pontormo, Franciabigio and Alessandro Allori.
"Medici Villa of Poggio a Caiano and Museum of still life" fa parte del Polo Museale Fiorentino
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