Poggio a Caiano

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A rare treat when, in passing, we are invited into the impressive country home of the Medici, usually off limits. Our special visit  is flavoured by fabulous and scurrilous tales of long past mischiefs, reluctantly revealed in intimate whispers by knowing attendants! There is a mysterious staircase in a rear bedroom which in reaching the ceiling comes to an abrupt dead-end… but I know where it once led, and why, and for whom it was created…

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Peter Howard and ‘Renaissance in Florence’ students – 2009

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