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Villa Medicea La Petraia

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Address: Via della Petraia 40, 50141, Florence, Italy
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An hidden treasure

This is one of the most enchanting Medicean villa to visit. Free entrance, you've only to be sharp (every 30' min. from 10 am to 4 pm, approximately) and leave a tip for people... read more

Reviewed 6 January 2017
Florence, Italy
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Florence, Italy
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Reviewed 6 January 2017

This is one of the most enchanting Medicean villa to visit. Free entrance, you've only to be sharp (every 30' min. from 10 am to 4 pm, approximately) and leave a tip for people who bring you inside, without explanation: but don't worry. Special, in this place, is feeling a mood of the Italian belle époque, in a charming mixture... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

The gardens are home to wide variety of unusual citrus species. You can only visit house as part of a tour - only in Italian. Plenty to see. Fun for all family.

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Reviewed 15 October 2016

First, there are very few tourists that attend this attraction. Second, plan ahead. Third, do take a phone in the event you can't walk from the road where the bus leaves you and you need to take a taxi ($19 Euro, nearly to the airport). it is an impressive country residence built on a panoramic terrace on the outskirts of... More 

2 Thank James P
Florence, Italy
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Reviewed 2 October 2016

From 8.30 per hour a free guided tour starts with a volunteer who accompanies you in the various rooms and, if you are lucky, he/she will explain you something about the place, so you can enjoy the visit a lot. The garden is very nice although not so well-kept as it should, the view is very impressive, moreover the Villa... More 

Thank OspreyP
Florence, Italy
2 reviews
Reviewed 23 September 2016

Definitely worth a visit -April to September only you get a free hourly (on the half hour) tour guide Unfortunately ours did not speak English so was only helpful in admitting us to the various rooms on display but all of it was an architectural and artistic feast with ancient Flemish wall tapestries wonderful life-size sculptures various oil paintings and... More 

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Reviewed 13 September 2016

A beautiful tuscan villa with beautiful interiors and fascinating garden. Tje garden is open every day, the interior can be visited only once a week, and you have to consult the web to see schedules.

Thank ItalySilki
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Reviewed 31 July 2016

This villa has lovely gardens and exquisite rooms inside. It is worth a visit for this alone. However, the special summer opening times on the website are not the opening hours in real life, I would advise getting there mid morning or early afternoon as we tried twice to enter late afternoon and were told it was closed. You have... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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7 reviews
Reviewed 5 June 2016

We were staying nearby so an easy walk to the Villa. Not sure what the moaning about the hill is about its not particularly steep and only about 1.5 km from the main road. We just missed the interior tour but enjoyed the gardens tranquility. Free admission a bonus!

Thank aupirate
Nairobi, Kenya
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Reviewed 20 May 2016

The Villa Medicea La Petraia is a nice beautiful old villa a bit of a trip outside of central Venice. Nonetheless the trip is worth it as you enjoy lovely grounds in a great country home

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Reviewed 27 March 2016 via mobile

To get to this villa you have to take a bus. You get the ticket from the bus station then you need to queue up at the bus info window inside Santa Maria Novella train station to get the info on where the bus stop is etc. For us this part alone took over an hour because of people misdirecting... More 

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