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This is NYU's campus in Florence. The grounds are beautiful, the artwork is eclectic at best, potentially bizarre at worst...... definitely worthy of conversation. You have to... read more

Reviewed 21 May 2016
Hanover, New Hampshire
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Hanover, New Hampshire
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26 reviews
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Reviewed 21 May 2016

This is NYU's campus in Florence. The grounds are beautiful, the artwork is eclectic at best, potentially bizarre at worst...... definitely worthy of conversation. You have to call ahead for an appointment unless you are affiliated with NYU, and even then if you want an official tour.

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Baton rouge, United States
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28 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 February 2016

such a lovely place to visit. The architecture and atmosphere is filled with old world beauty and charm

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London, England
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Reviewed 1 July 2015

This is a rather unusual historic villa, restored in the early 20 th century by an Aglo-American alliance, now owned by NYU. If you want to get away from the Florence crowds, this is highly recommended. Only a short taxi-ride away (although you need to book a tour for €20), the restored Tuscan villa is set in an Italianate garden... More 

2 Thank 135intrepid
Los Angeles, California
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131 reviews
66 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 April 2014

I was one of the lucky few NYU students who lived at La Pietra for a summer study abroad program 20 years ago. No, we didn't stay in La Pietra proper but rather a more modest villa on the property. The grounds are spectacular, the house and artwork unique, and it's on the way to Fiesole. So stop on the... More 

3 Thank KatiePatrykus
New York City, New York
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314 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 183 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 December 2012

Villa La Pietra is well worth a visit, but be warned -- if you take the bus from Piazza San Marco to the La Pietra bus stop, walk back along the road toward Florence to find the entrance. We innocently walked in the opposite direction and spent about 45 minutes walking in the gutters of two roads, with cars whizzing... More 

2 Thank Chandolin
Florence, Italy
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196 reviews
101 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 July 2012

This Villa has to be pre-booked and the administrators need to know the names of visitors and get clearance for them to visit because this old Villa is now part of NYU and is very security concious. The unusual name comes from the milestone at the gate, which shows that it is exactly one mile from the centre of Florence.... More 

5 Thank penny_howard1
Bologna, Italy
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 261 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 February 2012

The home of Sir Harold Acton, the British art historian who lived here for most of his life and then bequeathed his estate to New York University in 1994, this is one of the most stunning of the Florentine villas, set amid olive groves in a spectacular position only 5 km from Piazza della Signoria. The house and the grounds... More 

2 Thank WilliamJo
Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 October 2011

We have visited Italy many times and without doubt one of the highlights of any visit has been a guided tour of Villa La Pietra. Set in 57 acres of Olive groves and a 20 minute or 10 euro Taxi ride from the centre of Florence this Villa must be seen to be believed. Now owned by the NYU the... More 

8 Thank LordByron
New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 May 2011

Villa La Pietra is unbelievable. It is centered on a valley where olive trees are grown and olive oil is harvested. Walk around the property and find the art museum and limonaia and take tours of both in addition to the gardens behind the house. The gardens are really unbelievably beautiful! This is a quiet place to relax on a... More 

4 Thank italyandbeyond

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