Villa Demidoff, naturalistic oasis to admire while being accomodated in a hotel in Pratolino
Villa Demidoff is the modern name of a Medici’s ancient villa in Vaglia, in the province of Florence. Built in 1568 by Buontalenti on Francesco I of the Medici commission, it was named after the very rich Russian family that bought it in the last century after its destruction.
At just 10 minute-drive from our Demidoff Country Resort, it deserves a visit to its gardens, in a pure English style as the Lorena wanted it to be that keeps many fascinating works.
Enjoy the luxury of spending a day at the Villa Demidoff, while being accommodated in a magnificent hotel in Pratolino
Centuries-old wood, oaks, citron trees and horse chestnuts are the scenography of all the statues of the park. Among them the mithological figure of the Appenine Colossus; Jupiter and Mugnone fountains, with a statue by the Giambologna; the two ancients sponges; the hexagonal chapel; the Peschiera della Maschera, once used as a pool; the Pheasantry; the large Aviary; Cupid’s cave; the Neoclassical Casino of Montili realized by the architect Luigi de Cambray-Digny.
open from April to September (10:00-20:00, from Thursdays to Saturdays and public holidays), from March to October (10:00-18:00, on Sundays and holiday).