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Villa Garzoni and its garden

Collodi hosts extraordinary example of eighteenth century Tuscan styles

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Collodi
Piazza della Vittoria, 1, Collodi PT
The origins
Villa Garzoni
Villa Garzoni - Credit: be_am25
Stories from the Baroque villa
Villa Garzoni
Villa Garzoni - Credit: be_am25
Collodi
A TOWN IMMERSED IN THE MAGIC OF A WORLD FAMOUS FAIRYTALE
Like all medieval towns strategically located in the hills, Collodi bears a troubled past. Its history remembers the plights of the Garzoni family, equivalent to the Uberti family in Florence. The Garzoni (a Ghibelline family) were opponents to Guelf-run Florence, so after the Florentines consolidated their power in Valdinievole (in 1339), they were forced to flee to Lucca, where they were ...
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