Luogo - Historical building

Villa Strozzi al Boschetto

Where Via Pisana, 172R, Firenze

The mid-sixteenth century, Giovan Battista di Lorenzo Strozzi wonted to extend the forest told Cafaggio bought a number of neighboring properties. Within this vast property he built his residence, with attached a large garden with water features and decorative elements typical of the Mannerist style. In 800, the Prince Ferdinando Strozzi commissioned Giuseppe Poggi the restoration of the Villa and the redesign of the park. Date from this period the Avenue Carriage, rising from Via Soffiano and concludes with an elegant wrought iron gate placed between two columns, and the restructuring of the century park, with paths and architectural decorations. On the side of Via Pisana, it was built an imposing staircase in stone. Among the old park and the new one, he found an impressive limonaia, which now hosts summer artistic and musical events. Until 2011, the Villa was also home to the Polimoda.

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