A beautiful villa built by the Medici through several generations. It is fascinating to see how the tastes of the various members of the family change, but they still have the urge to collect. Don't miss it if you are interested in art and history. Only a half hour bus ride from Florence.
On the practical side, please note that the instructions are clearly stated in English at the entrance, but when they start explaining that you need a reservation, it gets a bit confusing, so I'll share what I learned. There are two escorted tours (silent tours). One is for the interior of the villa and it starts on the half hour. No reservation needed
The other tour is for an art exhibition of Natura Morta collected by several of the Medici and it starts every hour on the hour. Only for this tour you have to make a reservation at the entrance. If you arrive in between those hours, as we did, walk around a little bit but make sure you stand at the door of the villa exactly on the hour or on the half hour depending which of the two tours you want to take. We enjoyed both tours.
This is really worth your time and inexpensive since the entrance is free and the bus ride was about 2 euros.
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