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Private tour is operated with just your party and a guide/driver
Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
All entrance fees included
Informative, friendly and professional guide
Meet your private guide outside Villa Petraia, and then head inside its gardens to explore. Learn how the villa was originally owned by the family of architect Brunelleschi, before it was sold to a Florentine banker. In the mid-16th century it fell into the hands of the Medici family, who transformed it into a residence fit for royalty. Hear how Cosimo I’s son, the Grand Duke of Tuscany, expanded the garden with terraces and planted trees, flower beds, and citrus and dwarf plants. The estate was then lavished further with sculptures and fountains. Step inside the villa to visit the ballroom, admire its 18th-century frescoes, and hear gossip about Rosina Vercellana and Vittorio Emanuele who made the villa their love nest. Next, you’ll visit Villa di Castello, which lies on the route of a Roman aqueduct. Explore the garden, which Cosimo I created to symbolize his dynasty’s power. Admire the many fountains, monuments, and sculptures, and check out the Cave of Animals with its marble, mosaic and seashell embellishments. A highlight of the interior is the ornate living room, complete with 19th-century landscape frescoes. Your tour ends inside Villa di Castello.
Entry/Admission - Villa Medicea La Petraia
Entry/Admission - Villa Medicea di Castello
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
May be operated by a multilingual guide
There is no limit to the number of children per group, provided there are at least 3 adults
This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Villa Petraia, Florence
Tour runs between 8am and 1pm; note your preferred time in the 'Special Requirements' box when you book
Valid from the time of first use, for the duration selected.