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The Medici Palace of Seravezza

The villa is home to the Museum of Work and Folk Traditions of Historical Versilia

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SP9, 104, 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, 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.


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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.  

Info: palazzomediceo.com

Between Michelangelo’s beloved quarries and the gateway to the Apuan Alps
Follow the Versilia River to discover the two torrents that give it life; explore the region from the inside out, an area known for both for its sea and majestic mountains; discover hamlets embedded in lush forests and marked by the savory tastes of local cuisine… all this and more in beautiful Seravezza, a town nestled between age-old marble quarries and wooded mountains. ...