wednesday and on saturday from 1rst of April to 31rst of
2.45 p.m. with terminal at Piazza Stazione at the corner with
Built at the end
of the 15th century by the architect Giuliano da San Gallo according
to precise suggestions by Lorenzo dei Medici, the Villa of Poggio a
Caiano is the most beautiful, the most famous and the best
preserved of all the villas owned by the greatest family of the
Renaissance. Inside there are beautiful original frescoes by
Pontorno, A. del Sarto and other celebrated artists.
The Villa of
Artiminio (external visit) was built almost a century later, and is
also known as the Ferdinanda due to its being commissioned by the
Grand Duke Ferdinando I to his famous architect Bernardo
Buontalenti in 1594. The excursion ends with a visit to the little
village of Artimino, which is almost completely intact from the
great Medici period, and a wonderful Romanesque church.