This 17th-century villa stands on the Imperial Hill, so called because of its connections with the imperial D'Asburgo ... More
Villa del Poggio Imperiale
This 17th-century villa stands on the Imperial Hill, so called because of its connections with the imperial D'Asburgo family through the Grand Duchess Maria Magdalena, wife of Cosimo II de' Medici and sister of the Emperor Ferdinand II. The original building designed by Parigi was altered during the 18th and 19th centuries by the designs of Paoletti, Poccianti and Cacialli, who created a neo-classical style which was particularly welcomed by the Grand Duchess. In the second half of the 19th century it was used as an educational center. Now under state control, only some ground floor rooms of the villa may be visited, namely those containing paintings by Matteo Roselli and other 17th-century Florentine painters, which depict subjects chosen by the Grand Duchess D'Asburgo. On the top floor, however, a room of Albertolli statues may also be visited. Please telephone for an appointment.
Also called the Loggia della Signoria, the Loggia was named the Loggia dei Lanzi when the Duke Alessandro de' Medici
made it the camp of the Lanzichenecchi after the fall of the Florentine Republic. It was the Signoria which ...
Underneath the Loggia del Porcellino, the marble wheel can be found which commemorates the place where the carroccio was left,
an emblem of the Florentine Republic. In medieval times it was used as a pillory for those who dared ...
The fine villa is located above Porta Romana in the 19th century avenue that leads to the Poggio Imperiale, in
one of the city's most prestigious residential areas. From this enviable position, this historic villa serves as a guesthouse ...
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