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Villa Le Balze Gardens

The American philosopher Charles Augustus Strong, in 1914, entrusted the construction of the villa and the garden to the English landscapist Cecil Pinset and the architecture historian Geoffrey Scott. Having to use a long and narrow terracing, the composition is centred on the villa at whose sides the "stanze di verzura" (a little ilex wood cut in a certain shape and the lemon-garden with a central basin) open, and, under the staircase, we find the grotto, typical of the Italian baroque style garden. The end of the garden is marked with the stone statue of a hermit.

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Type: Villas


Price: Free donation required for the maintenance of the garden.

For free: No

Accessibility for the disabled: Partly accessible

Management of the museum: Other museums

Good to know: The villa hosts the Georgetown University from Washington D.C.

How to get there: Bus ATAF no. 7 direction Fiesole

Phone number: +39 055 59208

Opening times: Only by appointment. Monday-Friday: 9am-12.30pm. Last entrance 12pm. Closed on Saturday, Sunday, holidays and from the end of July to the end of August.

Firenze Card: No

Patrimonio UNESCO: No

Historic centre: No

Bookshop: No

Audio guide: No

Museum guidebook: No

Refreshments: No

Temporary exhibitions: No

Guided tours: No

Activities and routes for children: No

Booking service: No

Botanical Peculiarities: No

Historical characters: Yes

Historical characters - descriptions: Cecil Pinsent, architetto inglese specializzato in giardini all'italiana

Ville Giardini App: Yes

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