Museo Galileo
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Villa Poggio a Caiano
Villa Poggio a Caiano

The villa was purchased by Lorenzo the Magnificent (1449-1492) in 1479, and rebuilt by Giuliano da Sangallo (1443-1516) in accordance with the precepts of Leon Battista Alberti (1404-1472). The villa had a large garden and a hunting park. It also owes its fame to the rich interior decorations commissioned by Giovanni de' Medici, featuring frescoes by Andrea del Sarto (1486-1531), Pontormo (1494-1556), and Alessandro Allori (1535-1607).