The sixteenth century residence that has captured the Great Tenor

Centrally located on the hill of Bellosguardo, Villa Caruso Bellosguardo is immersed in a large park that follows the style of the Villa.

Villa Caruso

The sixteenth-century Villa Caruso was purchased in 1540 by the noble Pucci family and in 1585 the cultured and refined abbot Alessandro decided to create a heavenly retreat for himself and his guests.

Today the late-Renaissance spirit of Villa Pucci survives only in the garden, whose statuary decoration lasted for many decades: the sculptures of animals executed by Romolo del Tadda, involved in those years also in the construction of the Boboli park, were enriched by the interventions of the heirs.

At the end of the 19th century the villa was bought by the Campi family and in 1906 it became the property of the famous tenor Enrico Caruso, who used the work of the architect Rodolfo Sabatini. At his death in 1921, the property passed to the engineer Bianchi. Purchased by the Count de Micheli, who undertook to restore its Renaissance appearance to the garden, the villa was ceded to the Gucci family in 1990 and repurchased by the municipality of Lastra a Signa in 1995.

Enrico Caruso: una voce più bella del silenzio.
Meraviglie a Bellosguardo