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Siege of The Medici Villa in Poggio a Caiano – September 15, 16, and 17, 2017

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  On September 15, 16 and 17, Poggio a Caiano will be the scene of a folk festival  called “Assedio alla Villa” (Siege of the Medici Villa). The celebration has recent origins but  it recalls an episode that occurred in the Renaissance: on … Continue reading

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Poggio a Caiano (Prato) – The still lifes of the Medici Collection

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Jasmine and elder flowers, citrus trees, baskets of grapes, cherries and all kinds of fruits and rare animals are some of the subjects of the 200 still lifes from the extraordinary Medici collections on display in the Museo della Natura … Continue reading

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Poggio a Caiano (Prato) – The Medici Villa – Villa Ambra

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The villa is located 8 kilometers south of Prato, approx. 40 minutes drive from the Agriturismo I Pitti. The town of Poggio a Caiano became important when the Medici family acquired ownership of the fortified mansion of the Strozzi family … Continue reading

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