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Once upon a time there was a beautiful nymph who, due to the heat, went down to the river to cool off. Ombrone saw her, fell madly in love with her and wanted her; the nymph, realizing Ombrone's intentions, began to flee. The two ran through the woods and plains, until Amber, now tired, while already on her horizon saw Arno blocking her escape, asked for help from the Goddess Diana who transformed her into rock. Ombrone saddened began to hug her with his waters and to cry desperately. Ombrone is still there waiting for Amber to become a nymph again. The foundations of the majestic Medici Villa of Poggio a Caiano lay on that 'rock'. The founding myth of the Medici villa of Poggio a Caiano is narrated by Lorenzo the Magnificent himself in the poetic operetta Descriptio hiemis, commonly known as Ambra. In the garden of the Medici Villa of Poggio a Caiano a terracotta statue immediately brings into focus the story of the nymph Ambra depicted at the moment when, hunted by Ombrone, with the help of the Goddess Diana, turns into rock. You will be fulfilled with the poetry of the images created by the mythology and Renaissance culture of the Magnificent, surrounded by shaded paths and characteristic corners, and it will feel like time will stop again.
Closed every Monday
Visite accompagnate della durata di un'ora circa con ingresso ogni ora dalle 8.30 alle 15.30.
Non si effettua la visita delle ore 13.30.
Gli Appartamenti e il Museo sono visitabili separatamente.
Nel caso di visite consecutive si dovranno prenotare prima gli Appartamenti e a seguire il Museo.
Parco: 8.15 - 17.00 (ultimo ingresso ore 16.30)
Ingresso al parco senza prenotazione.
Ingresso gratuito con prenotazione obbligatoria da effettuare entro il giorno precedente; massimo 10 persone a visita.
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