The Villa Medici is a built in the 16th century villa in Rome. It is located on the street Via della Trinità dei Monti on the Pincio Hill.
The villa stands on the remains of the ancient villa of Lucius Licinius Lucullus. The building was built in the years 1564-1574 by Nanni di Baccio Bigio and, in 1568, by Annibale Lippi. It was named in 1576 by Cardinal Ferdinando I de ' Medici, who acquired it at this time for his collection of antiquities. In 1633, Galileo Galilei was interned there.
Since 1803 it houses the Académie des beaux -arts connected Académie de France à Rome ( French Academy in Rome), which was founded in 1666 by King Louis XIV.
The German equivalent is the Villa Massimo in Rome.