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Villa Medici | Rome, Italy Attractions
This sumptuous Renaissance palace was built for Cardinal Ricci da Montepulciano in 1540, but Ferdinando de' Medici bought it in 1576. It remained in Medici hands until 1801, when Napoleon acquired it for the French Academy. Guided tours take in the wonderful landscaped gardens, the cardinal's paint…
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