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Parco di Villa Demidoff

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Address: Via Bolognese | Vaglia, 55288, Italy
Phone Number: +39 055 408 0741
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Where the Florentines go to Picnic - Parco Mediceo di Pratolino

For my family, one of the goals of traveling is to try to experience what someone who lives there experiences. Timing can be a constraint when taking this approach, but it is... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 18 October 2016
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Long Island, New York
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Long Island, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

For my family, one of the goals of traveling is to try to experience what someone who lives there experiences. Timing can be a constraint when taking this approach, but it is also good to remember that even the most dedicated tourists sometimes need to relax and find a place to sit and smell the flowers. Those thoughts, along with... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

Only in Italy, would something so wonderful, be tucked away in a park only open 3 days a week with no advertising. The Colossus of the Appenines is just jaw dropping, a massive statue, carved out of rock, or initially commissioned by the one of the medici's of Florence for a private villa. Within the rock are a number of... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016

IF you have a spare morning --or afternoon, you could indeed take a bus(or drive!) just 20minutes out of Firenze, where the Tuscan hills are cooler (the Medici's certainly knew all about that!), but the original Medici Compound ...& indeed the park concept...has been SO altered over the years--I for one found the whole thing hugely underwhelming. And dusty in... More 

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

Beautiful park with impressive sculpture. Really quiet with tremendous views, nice place for a picnic.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

We had the park almost to ourselves. A wonderful break from Florence's crowded streets. Easy to get there. The giant is magnificent!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2016

This isa great park. we visited on our drive into Florence. Worth popping to if you are driving nearby. We mainly went for Apennine Colossus

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 May 2016 via mobile

This is such an underrated place. The park is gorgeous and offers an amazing walk seeing all the grottos, statues and then, of course, the artistic masterpiece, The Appennine Colossus. It's free and also had a rose garden, amongst other areas where you can relax and ponder. Tips: Travel - Go to San Marcos square and take bus 25 (€1.25... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2015

We drove past this gem but thankfully asked for directions in the village. If you love peace and serenity, this UNESCO site is the place for you. Under-advertised, free and relatively unheard of, it formed one of the highlights of our Tuscan holiday. We ambled around most of the grounds for over an hour and only met a handful of... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2015

We went out of our way to find this 40 foot statue. When we turned the corner and saw him I literally got chills. It is something I will never forget as long as I live. My husband and I lingered, as we didn't want to leave this extraordinary sculpture. Worth getting lost trying to find this park!

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2015

This attraction is not worth the effort. The Gigante statue is impressively, gigantic, but I wouldn't take the time out of the visiting Florence to visit this park. It is a world heritage site, and once HAD a lot of history. But research it before you go; turns out that pretty much nothing about the park today is reminiscent of... More 

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