If you’re going to Miami, take a half day to visit the nearby Vizcaya Museum and Gardens. Read my article for Travel Thru History to learn about the home, gardens, and eccentric owner. Built to copy the architecture and art of Italian Renaissance, Vizcaya was a winter home, used just a few months a year! America’s “Gilded Age” built many mansions and extravagant settings that are now open to the public. You may be surprised what wealthy people in your area of the country constructed!
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