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Among Cardinal Ferdinando's wonders

Villa Medici

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Villa Medici is a stunning palace located in the city center on the Pincio Hill, at the top of the Spanish Steps. Cardinal Ferdinando De’ Medici, a great collector of artwork, bought the villa in 1576 and commissioned the architect Ammannati to build a palace worthy for the glorious De’ Medici family.

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  • Villa Medici
  • Spanish Steps
FULL DESCRIPTION

Villa Medici is a stunning palace located in the city center on the Pincio Hill, at the top of the Spanish Steps. Cardinal Ferdinando De’ Medici, a great collector of artwork, bought the villa in 1576 and commissioned the architect Ammannati to build a palace worthy for the glorious De’ Medici family. The Villa, organized as a museum, features the Cardinal’s personal collection of artwork. Start this exclusive visit with your private guide by marveling at the villa's facade adorned by beautiful bas-relief. Be stunned by masterpieces of great artists. Take your time to explore the garden with its decorations of ancient statues and reliefs that represents a beautiful example of the renaissance style and offers a superb view of St Peter's Basilica. End your tour enjoying an amazing view of the Eternal City while marveling at the beautiful Spanish Steps and enjoying a nice walk in the historic center of the Eternal City.

DETAILS
Approximately 3 hours
Tickets needed
Wheelchair accessible
Kid-friendly tour
Suggested starting time 09:30am
Not available Monday

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