Palazzo Mediceo di Seravezza
Viale Leonetto Amadei, 230, 55047 Seravezza LU, Italia
The Palace of Seravezza is a Medici residence commissioned by Cosimo I between 1560 and 1564 to function as a military outpost in Versilia, at the time a highly contested territory among Florence, Lucca, Pisa and Genoa, mainly for its marble quarries. The Villa is a fortified palace that served primarily as the Grand Duke's vacation spot. However, as indicated by its robust makeup, it would transform into a defensive military structure when necessary.
With the creation of the Kingdom of Italy, the building became the seat of the Town Hall and remained so until 1967.
Today, it’s home to a public library and the Museum of Work and Folk Traditions of Historical Versilia,where you’ll find a number of objects, instruments and furnishings, the result of extensive research, collection and documentation in the early 1970s. The Medici Palace, vaunting a spectacular front lawn and the Apuan Alps in the distance, often hosts a number of important modern and contemporary art exhibits.