The Grand Medici Villa at Poggio a Caiano
The enormously powerful, wealthy Medici family left behind a legacy of funding some of the world’s most beautiful art and architecture, and that’s what you’ll certainly find at the Medici Villa in Poggio a Caiano, less than an hour outside of Florence. Learn all about this stunning house’s history, which involves secret love affairs, Napoleon’s sister, and the King of Italy. Today, the place is beloved for its frescoes, which depict scenes from ancient history and mythology. One of the most delightful tells the tale of Pomona, a beautiful garden goddess, and Vertumnus, the god of seasons, who has a crush on her. Listen to find out whether or not she accepts him!