Villa del Trebbio

Local nameVilla medicea del Trebbio
LocationMetropolitan City of Florence, Italy

The Villa del Trebbio is a Medici villa in Tuscany, Italy.

The villa is located near San Piero a Sieve in the Mugello region, in the province of Florence, in the area from which the Medici family originated. It was one of the first - if not the first - of the Medici villas built outside Florence. The estate is situated on a strategic position in the Apennines, on the top of a hill dominating the Val di Sieve, near a crossroads.

The villa belonged to Giovanni di Bicci de' Medici, the founder of the Medici bank and of the fortunes of the Medici family. Following his death in 1429, it was remodelled by his son, Cosimo de' Medici, whose architect, Michelozzo, restyled it as a fortified castle. Michelozzo retained the windowless tower, moat and drawbridge, and added a perimeter walkway with corbels. There is a central courtyard with a well.

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Address Località Trebbio, 50037, Italy

Coordinates 43°57'11.042" N 11°17'13.159" E

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