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The gardens are interesting even if March is a bit early in the season

We were on a day-tour of 3 Medici villas,which is pushing things if you're from Perugia,but the gardens of Villa Castello are impressive and it's easy to imagine what they... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Perugia, Italy
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We were on a day-tour of 3 Medici villas,which is pushing things if you're from Perugia,but the gardens of Villa Castello are impressive and it's easy to imagine what they probably looked like in their heyday. As someone else noted this villa is usually coupled together with a visit to Villa Petraia distant more or less 2 kilometers. Unfortunately it's... More 

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016

This place is not easy to find. It is outside the Florence´s walls, but I am happy that i did not give up and visited it. I went by bus and had to walk around 10-15 minutes to find this Villa, They really take good care of the gardens. Everything was wonderful. If you have a spare afternoon or morning... More 

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Falkoping, Sweden
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016

This is one of the most beautiful gardens I ever seen. We were completly charmed. A pity it´s so seldom open, so look it up on their own web site before you visit. (A short walk from the bus stop.)

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Annapolis, Maryland
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2016 via mobile

Be warned that the grotto is being repaired and there is no indication when it will be done. (It is Italy, after all.) Formal gardens well maintained. Free and nicer than Boboli, though it's a EU 20 cab from the center of town. hardly anyone there.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2015

The main garden is typical Italian Renaissance, and as such very impressive. There is also a more wooded area, perhaps more reminiscent of England. The garden is relatively easy to reach from central Florence by taking a local bus which leaves from opposite the SMN railway station, and then walking about 15 minutes from the main road. However, it's best... More 

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Riga, Latvia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2014

Spend late afternoon in this citrus gardens. Didn't go inside. Lovely park with beautiful sculpture in the center. Didn't enjoy personal that was quite angry that we are so late there.

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Windhoek, Namibia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2014

A visit to the gardens was a breath of fresh air after the busy streets of Florence and a wonderful introduction to the Italian Renaissance Garden design. A bus can be caught at S. N. bus station and from the drop off point it is an easy uphill walk to the garden entrance. I was surprised that entry was free... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2013

This September we made our way to the Villa Medicea di Castello, determined to see the orto which includes plants collected several centuries ago. A very helpful gardener arranged for us to enter this walled garden.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2012

The garden is open to the public free of charge. (The Villa is not open to the public). It has a grotto, a tremendous range of citrus plants formally displayed in pots, plus fountains and putti. Excellent view of the garden from the balcony and above the garden a famous statue of Neptune.

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