Features of the interiors
The period in which Villa Medici was built, the mid-17th-century, is reflected by some interiors that have preserved features of the "villa-farmhouse" structure, typical of Lombardy in those days, perfectly intact.
The historic kitchen
A large agricultural estate once spread over the hills around the villa, on which cereals and wheat were grown, and so bread was hand-made in the kitchen's wooden-fired oven which has remained miraculously intact.
The vaulted cellars
Wine was stored in the large barrel-vaulted cellar, where the various stages of wine-making were performed. The two spaces are eloquent testimony to a forgotten past.
This is linked to the other interiors so that it could be used all year round, as a meeting-point for the people who lived in the "villa farmhouse".
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The vaulted cellars |