Facts and Data

Webpages:
Official Unesco Page

Basis Data:
Unesco World heritage since: 2013
Size of heritage: 125 ha
- Buffer zone: 3,539 ha

Coordinates:
Longitude: 11,304°
Latitude: 43,858°

About

Twelve villas and two gardens spread across the Tuscan landscape make up this site which bears testimony to the influence the Medici family exerted over modern European culture through its patronage of the arts. Built between the 15th and 17th centuries, they represent an innovative system of construction in harmony with nature and dedicated to leisure, the arts and knowledge. The villas embody an innovative form and function, a new type of princely residence that differed from both the farms owned by rich Florentines of the period and from the military might of baronial castles. The Medici villas form the first example of the connection between architecture, gardens, and the environment and became an enduring reference for princely residences throughout Italy and Europe. Their gardens and integration into the natural environment helped develop the appreciation of landscape characteristic Humanism and the Renaissance.


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Hotels and places to stay

Demidoff Country Resort Resort

Address
Distance: 0,9 mi
Via della Lupaia 1556
50036 Pratolino
Italy

Time Information

Checkout: 11:00 - Checkin: 14:00
Reception
Weekday: 0:00 - 24:00
Weekend: 0:00 - 24:00


Giotto Park Hotel

Address
Distance: 2,7 mi
Via Roma 69
50030 Vaglia
Italy

Time Information

Checkout: 11:00 - Checkin: 14:00
Reception
Weekday: 7:00 - 22:00
Weekend: 7:00 - 22:00


Gli Scoiattoli

Address
Distance: 2,8 mi
Via della Fittaccia 1388
50036 Vaglia
Italy

Time Information

Checkout: 10:00 - Checkin: 14:00
Reception
Weekday: 0:00 - 24:00
Weekend: 0:00 - 24:00


Villa Il Trebbiolo

Address
Distance: 2,5 mi
Via Del Trebbiolo 8
50065 Pontassieve
Italy

Time Information

Checkout: 11:00 - Checkin: 16:00
Reception
Weekday: 8:00 - 23:59
Weekend: 8:00 - 23:59


Villa dei Bosconi

Address
Distance: 3,4 mi
Via F. Ferrucci, 51
50014 Fiesole
Italy

Time Information

Checkout: 12:00 - Checkin: 14:00
Reception
Weekday: 0:00 - 24:00
Weekend: 0:00 - 24:00


Residence Fiesole -

Address
Distance: 3,4 mi
via degli Artigiani 1
50014 Fiesole
Italy

Time Information

Checkout: 11:00 - Checkin: 10:00
Reception
Weekday: 9:00 - 18:00
Weekend: closed


Paterno

Address
Distance: 3,1 mi
Via di Paterno, 2383-2393
50036 Vaglia
Italy

Time Information

Checkout: 13:00 - Checkin: 13:00
Reception
Weekday: -
Weekend: closed


Villa Baccano

Address
Distance: 1,8 mi
Via Dei Bosconi 4
50014 Florenz
Italy

Time Information

Checkout: - Checkin:
Reception
Weekday: -
Weekend: closed


La Paggeria

Address
Distance: 1,3 mi
Villa Mazzini - Via Di Basciano 130
50030 Vaglia
Italy

Time Information

Checkout: 12:00 - Checkin: 15:00
Reception
Weekday: -
Weekend: closed


I Casali del Trebbiolo

Address
Distance: 2,5 mi
Via del Trebbiolo 6
50065 Pontassieve
Italy

Time Information

Checkout: 10:00 - Checkin: 16:00
Reception
Weekday: 8:00 - 20:00
Weekend: 8:00 - 20:00


Videos from the area

Hotel in Toscana Country Chic

Published: September 26, 2012
Length: 00:05 min
Rating: 1 of 5
Author: Demidoff Mugello

Demidoff Country Resort 4 stelle nel Mugello, a Pratolino. Hotel immerso nel verde ma a brevissima distanza da Firenze, con servizio di navetta gratuita. Toscana Country Chic. Video di Class...

Video con drone - Pratolino, Vaglia, Firenze

Published: January 09, 2014
Length: 52:51 min
Rating: 5 of 5
Author: Stefano Saldarelli

Video realizzato con drone DJI F550 e GoPro 3 Black Edition Autore: Stefano Saldarelli.

Treno della Befana 2014 Firenze-Borgo San Lorenzo-Firenze

Published: January 06, 2014
Length: 15:49 min
Rating: 5 of 5
Author: simokar82

La Gr 640 148 titolare del "Treno della Befana" 2014, da Firenze a... Firenze via Pontassieve, Borgo San Lorenzo, San Piero a Sieve, Vaglia Firenze San Marco Vecchio, qua ripresa in transito...

Two Weeks in Tuscany

Published: July 11, 2012
Length: 00:02 min
Rating: 0 of 5
Author: David Kent

Commemorating our lovely holiday with Alan Pace and Mirella Manganaro.

Parco di Pratolino patrimonio Unesco

Published: June 09, 2014
Length: 53:24 min
Rating: 0 of 5
Author: florencewebtv

Grande festa a Villa Demidoff per la consegna della targa dell'Unesco.

Quinto ubriachi vagabondo nomadi

Published: September 26, 2014
Length: 00:20 min
Rating: 0 of 5
Author: giacomo paladino

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