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Known as Villa Demidoff, the Pratolino Park has a very intriguing story that brings it to be a role model for the Mannerism and a high example of artistic and technical excellence. The park was called by contemporaries “The wonderland park”. The...more
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Via Bolognese | Loc. Pratolino Vaglia, 50036, Vaglia, Italy
This gorgeous park is the main reason my daughter wanted to accompany me on my trip to Florence. She has been counting down the days for 6 months.
The wait was worth it. Besides the fact that the park is enormous, has the best views...More
After the hectic time spent in Florence it was lovely strolling through this park. It was also good to see so many locals enjoying the space. The statue of Collossus was amazing, the amount of detail great. Well worth a visit if you have time.
The park was beautiful the Colossus amazing and the bus ride up from Florence jaw dropping , the views were incredible ! An amazing morning out for basically 4 euros as entrance was free and that was the bus price for two of us!
This amazing site did not disappoint! The trip up to Pratolino was beautiful with breathtaking Tuscan landscapes. The little town was quaint and friendly. Once in the park you are taken back in time to the Medici era. The Gigante is breathtaking.
The Medici family, since the sixteenth century until the early eighteenth century, rules what was originally one of the richest and most economically active regions in Europe (I mean Tuscany), and that in the end is a marginal region of Europe itself.
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Catch bus 25A...the A is very important...in San Marco square. About a thirty minute ride and short walk will bring you to the park where you can view the Colossus! Park entrance is free. Only open on the weekends.
Once the Medici Villas in and around Florence were brought together under UNESCO heritage management the Villa Demidoff (its C19 name) has been the subject of restoration and improvement, still underway. Now a poor imitation of a C18 English Park, the original C16 water-animated garden...More
I was visiting this park to see the Colossus and it certainly did not disappoint. The statue is huge and overlooks a lake with water lilies. Only a short distance from Florence, we made the stop on our way to Bologna and glad we did.
This is a very impressive sculpture of stone and brick created in 1579-80--open to the public on weekends and holidays--free entrance and parking. The villa is not open to the public, however. There is a snack bar and restrooms on site, and on a beautiful...More
I highly recommend getting out of the crazy tourist filled Florence city center and take the bus (only 30 minutes from San Marco) or better yet take a motorbike to see this park. The park is large and we were one of maybe 10 people...More