The Villa di Pratolino was a Renaissance patrician villa in Vaglia, Tuscany, Italy. It was mostly demolished in 1822. Its remains are now part of the Villa Demidoff, 12 km north of Florence, reached from the main road to Bologna.
The villa was built by Francesco de' Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany, in part to please his Venetian mistress, the celebrated Bianca Cappello. Villa and gardens were designed by his court architect, designer and engineer Bernardo Buontalenti, who completed the construction from 1569 to 1581. It was sufficiently finished to provide the setting for Francesco's public wedding to Bianca Cappello in 1579. In its time it was a splendid example of the Mannerist garden.
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Shahadat Hossain | Apr 1, 2018
nice place for vacation.
Lorenzo Pirisino | May 4, 2017
If you stay in Florence for enough time this is a must see park/villa, absolutely special!
André Quintal | Jan 8, 2018
Only open from April to October what is really sad!
Florence Bike Tours | Oct 8, 2016
Amazing place in the Florence neighbors. The Gigante sculpture is probably the most incredible sculture in the world. Simply magnificent. The park is in perfect position for a ride out of the croud on lovely hills. With a bike tour on the renaissance ring you can see the park and Florence landscape from many panoramic points of view.
Boota Yoo | Sep 20, 2017
Thats Amazing !
Nora Lee | May 27, 2018
Nice gardens..we mainly came to see the giant...there wasnt much else
Veronika Foteva | Jun 12, 2018
Free entrance, open only at weekends. Very relaxing, good place for picnic, there is a good bistro in the park.
Anthony Pham | May 6, 2018
Off the beating path. Amazing park and free.
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