Medici Villa and Historical Hunting Museum

Cerreto Giudi and ancient Medici establishment worth a visit

Cerreto Guidi
The villa is located near the Palude Fucecchio, a wetland which hosts myriad types of wildlife. It was built in 1556 by order of Cosimo I who envisioned it as a hunting residence and territorial estate. The building’s plan, characterized by two unique brick ramps, is attributed to Buontalenti. Inside, visitors will find portraits of the Medici family and a wide range of furniture for various times and origins. The villa and its relationship with the surrounding swampland is illustrated thanks to several maps and models. Since September 2002, the building’s first floor has been host to the Historical Museum of Hunting and the Territory, which houses a collection of weapons (mainly used for hunting) from the XVII-XIX centuries.
Opening hours: From Monday to Sunday, 8:15am to 7pm
Closed: the second and third Monday of the month, January 1, May 1, December 25.
Entrance fees:
Admittance is free
For reservations call:
Firenze Musei, Tel: 055 294883
Reservation fee: € 3
Cerreto Guidi
Historic homes nestled between vineyards and olive groves among the beautiful Montalbano panorama
Cerreto Guidi, a hilly area situated between the Montalbano and Arno, owes its name to the Counts Guidi, an ancient feudal family who built a castle not far from the route Francigena, known as the road of pilgrims and merchants. ...