Villa Medici, Fiesole

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Villa Medici in Fiesole.
The villa in the 15th century.

The Villa Medici is a patrician villa in Fiesole, Tuscany, Italy, the fourth oldest of the villas built for the Medici family. It was built between 1451 and 1457. It is part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site inscribed as Medici Villas and Gardens in Tuscany.

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In Michael Ondaatje's 1992 novel The English Patient, the titular character identifies the ruined convent in which the characters are staying as the Villa Bruscoli, or the Villa Medici in Fiesole.[1]


  1. ^ Ondaatje, Michael (1992). The English Patient. New York: Vintage Books. pp. 56. ISBN 0679745203.

Coordinates: 43°48′21.16″N 11°17′21.21″E / 43.8058778°N 11.2892250°E / 43.8058778; 11.2892250