The Villa Medici is the location of the French Cultural Center and the French Academy. It is usually closed to the public, except for days of exhibitions and concerts, when the villa is open to visitors.
The interior of the villa faces the charming gardens of the building, gardens designed in the Renaissance style. The building is covered on this side with magnificent Renaissance carvings, which have been well preserved to this day. You can find the tall Obelisk walking through the well-tended gardens as well as charming fountains and neatly trimmed bushes typical of the Italian gardens.
Go inside the garden and see a charming Orangery building, a pavilion where you spend your time alone or at least peacefully. It is lined with wonderful frescoes with vivid descriptions of animals and birds. In the garden there is also a magnificent sculpture typical of the Italian gardens, where a nymph with her 12 children are attacked by animals sent after them by a jealous Hera.
The beautiful carvings and beautiful gardens make Villa Medici the most surprising and beautiful gem in Rome.