Florence, Villa Medicea di Castello

Villa Medicea di Castello is one of the most beautiful villas of Florence.

It is located on Castello hills, just outside Florence city center; it hosts the famous Accademia della Crusca, most prestigious linguistic Italian institution, which deals with the study of Italian linguistics and philology. Villa Medicea di Castello is famous not only for the prestigious institution which houses, but also for its beautiful gardens, where visitors can admire beautiful fountains, pools and sculptures.

Grotta degli animali (grotto of the animals) is one of the most beautiful architectural elements of the gardens; it was built by Tribolo, who sculpted the many fountains which depict many animals while bathing. Secret Gardens are a very charming part of the gardens: they are located next to the citrus gardens, and are surrounded by high walls that make them almost invisible. They were used by noble families when they need to escape from the pomp of aristocratic life.

 

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