Marino Alberto Balducci

Lorenzo De Medici’s ‘Ambra’ and its Poetic, Political and Architectural Symbolism

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Keywords: Ambra, Lorenzo the Magnificent, Poggio a Caiano, Giuliano da San- gallo.

Ambra is the original name of the country estate which, at the behest of Lorenzo the Magnificent, was transformed by the architect Giuliano da Sangallo into the splendid Villa of Poggio a Caiano. At the same time, the poetic Laurentian composition rediscovered and transfigured the secrets of Apollo and Daphne by virtue of a hymn to the rustic love of Ombrone and Ambra: an unfortunate love which yields excellent poetic and civil outcomes.

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