Twelve villas and two gardens spread across the Tuscan landscape make up this site which bears testimony to the influence the Medici family exerted over modern European culture through its patronage of the arts. Built between the 15th and 17th centuries, they represent an innovative system of construction in harmony with nature and dedicated to leisure, the arts and knowledge. The villas embody an innovative form and function, a new type of princely residence that differed from both the farms owned by rich Florentines of the period and from the military might of baronial castles. The Medici villas form the first example of the connection between architecture, gardens, and the environment and became an enduring reference for princely residences throughout Italy and Europe. Their gardens and integration into the natural environment helped develop the appreciation of landscape characteristic Humanism and the Renaissance.

- UNESCO (CC-BY-SA IGO 3.0)

14 sites in this World Heritage

  • Villa de Cafaggiolo
  • Villa de Il Trebbio
  • Villa de Careggi
  • Villa Medici de Fiesole
  • Villa de Castello
  • Villa de Poggio a Caiano
  • Villa de la Petraia
  • Jardin de Boboli
  • Villa de Cerreto Guidi
  • Palais de Seravezza
  • Jardin de Pratolino
  • Villa La Magia
  • Villa de Artimino
  • Villa du Poggio Imperiale

Villa de Cafaggiolo

Villa de Il Trebbio

Villa de Careggi

Villa Medici de Fiesole

Villa de Castello

Villa de Poggio a Caiano

Villa de la Petraia

Jardin de Boboli

Villa de Cerreto Guidi

Palais de Seravezza

Jardin de Pratolino

Villa La Magia

Villa de Artimino

Villa du Poggio Imperiale

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DATA

Region
Europe
Country
Italy 
Category
Cultural
Name
Medici Villas and Gardens in Tuscany
Selection Criteria (?)
(ii)(iv)(vi)
Year of Registered
2013
Keyword
Garden, Registered in 2013