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A palace worthy of the glorious De’ Medici family
Cardinal Ferdinando De’ Medici, a great art collector, bought the villa in 1576 and commissioned the architect Bartolomeo Ammannati to build a palace worthy of the glorious De’ Medici family. The Villa, organized as a museum, features the Cardinal’s personal collection of artwork. Start this exclusive visit with your private guide: marvel at the facade, adorned by beautiful bas-reliefs, and be stunned by masterpieces inside by many great artists. In 1801 Napoleon bought the building, and in 1803 the Villa Medici became the headquarters of the French Academy in Rome. Take your time to explore the garden that, with its decorations of ancient statues and reliefs, represents a beautiful example of the Italian renaissance style, and offers a superb view of St Peter’s Basilica. End your tour with an amazing view of the city. Marvel at the beautiful Spanish Steps and enjoy a nice walk in the historic center of the Eternal City.
The Villa, organized as a museum, features the Cardinal’s personal collection of artwork.