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Catch bus 25A...the A is very important...in San Marco square. About a thirty minute ride and short... read more

Reviewed 17 October 2018
Tim W
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Once the Medici Villas in and around Florence were brought together under UNESCO heritage... read more

Reviewed 27 November 2017
DrLIndsay
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All reviews tucked away saturday and sunday park entrance jaw dropping impressive sculpture worth the trip tuscan hills colossus grottos appenines giant statue restoration remnants firenze pennines marco
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Reviewed 17 October 2018 via mobile

Catch bus 25A...the A is very important...in San Marco square. About a thirty minute ride and short walk will bring you to the park where you can view the Colossus! Park entrance is free. Only open on the weekends.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 27 November 2017

Once the Medici Villas in and around Florence were brought together under UNESCO heritage management the Villa Demidoff (its C19 name) has been the subject of restoration and improvement, still underway. Now a poor imitation of a C18 English Park, the original C16 water-animated garden...More

Date of experience: April 2017
4  Thank DrLIndsay
Reviewed 26 September 2017

I was visiting this park to see the Colossus and it certainly did not disappoint. The statue is huge and overlooks a lake with water lilies. Only a short distance from Florence, we made the stop on our way to Bologna and glad we did.

Date of experience: August 2017
1  Thank Frank B
Reviewed 17 September 2017

This is a very impressive sculpture of stone and brick created in 1579-80--open to the public on weekends and holidays--free entrance and parking. The villa is not open to the public, however. There is a snack bar and restrooms on site, and on a beautiful...More

Date of experience: September 2017
1  Thank Nancy171717
Reviewed 23 August 2017

I highly recommend getting out of the crazy tourist filled Florence city center and take the bus (only 30 minutes from San Marco) or better yet take a motorbike to see this park. The park is large and we were one of maybe 10 people...More

Date of experience: August 2017
3  Thank Laura N
Reviewed 19 August 2017 via mobile

A very nice park about 15km outside Firenze. Free parking at the oposite side of the main entrance. You receive a map of the park at the entrance, very convenient. Attention! Only open on Sat, Sun & holidays. The Giant/Gigante is beautiful. You can eat...More

Date of experience: August 2017
5  Thank Carlvanloey
Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

It is open Friday, Saturday and Sunday in higher season. Parking is free opposite the park entrance as is entrance itself. It's a peaceful place where you can while some time away and see the Giant statue its famous for - an actual Giant perching...More

Date of experience: August 2017
2  Thank BT3rd
Reviewed 2 May 2017

Irresposable ! We went there and was closed. The page had not alerts about supposed maintenance jobs. The schedule at the main door indicated that must be opened to Public....I strongly recommend double check (with a phone call) because it is frequent in Italy.

Date of experience: April 2017
1  Thank j-quiros
Reviewed 19 October 2016

For my family, one of the goals of traveling is to try to experience what someone who lives there experiences. Timing can be a constraint when taking this approach, but it is also good to remember that even the most dedicated tourists sometimes need to...More

Date of experience: August 2016
2  Thank trvlfun
Reviewed 1 October 2016

Only in Italy, would something so wonderful, be tucked away in a park only open 3 days a week with no advertising. The Colossus of the Appenines is just jaw dropping, a massive statue, carved out of rock, or initially commissioned by the one of...More

Date of experience: September 2016
6  Thank Philippa789
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You can use bus n .25 from piazza san marco
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