Villa Medici is a popular attraction in Fiesole, a scenic area known for being hilly and family-friendly. You'll find many convenient options for dining here. Many visitors come for its beautiful outdoor settings, especially the gardens. Hotels near Villa Medici provide a good starting point for sightseeing in and around the Fiesole area.
More to see near Villa Medici
In addition to Villa Medici, there are many other activities and attractions in Fiesole. One popular activity in the area is swimming, but there's plenty more to do. The area's storied past is told through its monuments and historic sites, while the museums provide some cultural flavor.
An enjoyable day at the park is awaiting you at Florence Botanical Gardens, Piazzale Michelangelo, or Torrigiani Garden. At Boboli Gardens, Cascine Park, and Renai Park, take some time to really appreciate nature. A visit to Stadio Artemio Franchi, Coverciano, or Nelson Mandela Forum won't disappoint either.
Study the collections at Bandini Museum, Fondazione Primo Conti, or Museum of the Cenacolo di San Salvi. At Museo Stibbert, ObiHall, and Chiostro dello Scalzo, you'll learn about local culture. Swing by Teatro Romano, Fiesole Archaeological Site, and Cathedral of Fiesole to learn about local history. San Francesco Monastery, Great Synagogue of Florence, and Church of Sant'Ambrogio are monuments worth a look.
Create some family memories at Giardino dell'ArteCultura, Villa Medicea La Petraia, and Giardino degli Iris. Some of the area's most popular sights are Cathedral of Saint Mary of the Flower, Ponte Vecchio, and Accademia Gallery. Piazza Mino, Villa Medici, and Villa Le Balze are other must-sees.
Getting to Villa Medici
Fly to the Florence (FLR-Peretola) airport, 5.1 miles (8.2 km) from Fiesole, where you'll find Villa Medici. At 45.7 miles (73.5 km), Pisa (PSA-Galileo Galilei) is the next closest airport. You can come by train, getting off at Fiesole Caldine Station.