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Extended on the foothills of Montalbano on some low hills, hence the name of the country, Poggio a Caiano is the smallest town in the province of Prato. It is located in a strategic position at the center of a road network a few kilometers from Florence, Pistoia, Empoli. The fractions of Poggio are collected both in the plain crossed by the river Ombrone and on the rolling hills. In the territory of the town there was an ancient roman settlement known as 'Caius' subsequently passed under the lombard rule. In the Middle Ages passes from hand to hand to various lords: the Cadolingi of Fucecchio, the Cancellieri of Pistoia, the family of Palla Strozzi of Florence. In 1480 the property was purchased by Lorenzo the Magnificent instructing the famous architect Giuliano da Sangallo to build their own house, which still exists today. The wonderful property became the model of the renaissance residences of the XVI century. The Medici villa also called Ambra is the most famous building of Poggio a Caiano and now houses two museum sites: the historic apartments on the first floor and the Museum of Still Life on the second floor. Can also be visited the lemon sites, the stables and the park-garden surrounding the residence. Just outside the city center is also the Bargo di Bonistallo, it is a forest located on top of a hill originally used as a hunting place during the Grand Duchy. In the forest, now a public park, are the Church of San Francesco and the Church of Santa Maria Assunta, two of the oldest religious structures in town. To remember the medieval and renaissance period annually in September take place the three-day event known as 'Assault on the Villa' in which the historical center is closed to traffic to allow the parade in period costumes in front of the villa and in the main square.|"Poggio a Caiano"Real estate agency a Poggio A Caiano 
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