Tuesday, 5 September 2017

Medici Villas and Gardens in Tuscany

This was my first 3D postcard and it scared me when I took it out of the mailbox! I thought the head of the turtle was moving! :D
Twelve Villas and two gardens are part of this site.

Fontana del Bacchino in the Boboli Gardens
This postcard was sent by Gabi

The Boboli Gardens (ItalianGiardino di Boboli) is a park in FlorenceItaly, that is home to a collection of sculptures dating from the 16th through the 18th centuries, with some Roman antiquities.
The Gardens, directly behind the Pitti Palace, the main seat of the Medici grand dukes of Tuscany at Florence, are some of the first and most familiar formal 16th-century Italian gardens. The mid-16th-century garden style, as it was developed here, incorporated longer axial developments, wide gravel avenues, a considerable "built" element of stone, the lavish employment of statuary and fountains, and a proliferation of detail, coordinated in semi-private and public spaces that were informed by classical accents: grottosnympheums, garden temples and the like. - in: wikipedia

The Villas and Gardens (in red what I have):

  • Villa di Cafaggiolo
  • Villa del Trebbio
  • Villa di Careggi
  • Villa Medici in Fiesole
  • Villa di Castello
  • Villa di Poggio a Caiano
  • Villa la Petraia
  • Boboli Gardens
  • Villa di Cerreto Guidi
  • Palazzo di Seravezza
  • Gardens of Pratolino
  • Villa La Magia
  • Villa di Artimino
  • Villa del Poggio Imperiale

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