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The "black legend" of the Isabella de Medici's murder

Tradition says that in this villa duchess Isabella de Medici - both daughter and sister of grand... read more

Reviewed 4 January 2016
Brun066
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Florence, Italy
Hunting Lodge where Isabella the beloved daughter of Grand Duke Cosimo 1 was strangled

This building is not traditional beautiful, it was built as a Hunting Lodge for the Medici Family... read more

Reviewed 5 June 2015
penny_howard1
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Florence, Italy
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4 Jan 2016
“The "black legend" of the Isabella de Medici's murder”
4 Jun 2015
“Hunting Lodge where Isabella the beloved daughter of Grand Duke Cosimo 1 was strangled”
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Reviewed 4 January 2016

Tradition says that in this villa duchess Isabella de Medici - both daughter and sister of grand dukes of Tuscany - was murdered in 1576 by her husband (the Roman nobleman Paolo Orsini) for committing adultery. The tradition is very persistent over time: among others,...More

Date of experience: January 2016
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Reviewed 5 June 2015

This building is not traditional beautiful, it was built as a Hunting Lodge for the Medici Family to spend time away from the City of Florence.However It was designed by the family's favourite architect of the time- Bernardo Buontalenti and has the double staircase he...More

Date of experience: May 2015
2  Thank penny_howard1
Reviewed 6 November 2014

the mountain and forest of the Montalbano were reserved for the hunting of the Medici family. As they didn't want to go all the way back to the point where they started the hunt, they built several lodges to stay and enjoy the hunt. the...More

Date of experience: October 2014
1  Thank deFreuleA
Reviewed 1 November 2014

The Villa Medici at Cerreto Guidi was a hunting lodge as witnessed by the family portraits where dogs are much in evidence, the tapestries depicting hunting scenes, and the fabulous hunting weapons, including muskets, carbines, pistols, and a fine display of hunting knives. In stark...More

Date of experience: October 2014
2  Thank jean_wakefield
Reviewed 9 October 2014

uneaque , we strolled by and found it, a gem . we also stayed in the area and were happy to see that our hotel town has such nice old city. the museum is free and you can really understand how life for the rich...More

1  Thank leorab1
Reviewed 26 August 2014 via mobile

A lovely, peaceful place - you can imagine how important this family were to have this house. A very relaxed place in which you can see beautiful works of art at your own pace. Views from here are stunning. Highly recommend a visit.

Date of experience: August 2014
2  Thank MrsV-from-Pendock
Reviewed 7 July 2014

In 2013, the famous Medici villa's were added to the UNESCO world heritage list. In preparation for this some 25 of these villa's were perfectly restaured and opened to the public (free entrance!). All of these villa's are decorated with often original furniture and paintings....More

Date of experience: July 2014
2  Thank JanN984
Reviewed 14 September 2012

Knock on the door and you are welcomed inside. A lady then follows you round the interesting exhibits- I tjhink you need to be Italian to add some conversation!. A slightly excentric experience not to be missed

Date of experience: September 2012
3  Thank ianrmcdonald
Reviewed 29 July 2012

What a quiet find! Lots of rooms with painting, weapons etc. and then an open terrace with Roman statues. Very grand and delightful. Just pull the bell and this lady lets you in. She follows you around but it 's fine. I was on my...More

Date of experience: July 2012
3  Thank dexterLondon
Reviewed 12 July 2012

A great little museum with stunning views and friendly staff

Date of experience: October 2011
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