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From skyscrapers to the Hard Rock guitar-shaped hotel, there's no denying that Miami is full of amazing architectural designs. But if you're looking for places in Florida that look like Europe, look no further than Vizcaya Museum and Gardens.
If you're itching to discover a truly unique destination that'll transport you straight to Italy without the expensive plane ticket, don't pass on the opportunity to visit this mansion-turned-tourist-attraction.
James Deering built Villa Vizcaya between 1914 and 1922, and according to the museum's official website, he built it with Italy in mind. "Vizcaya was built in Miami by both local workers and European and Bahamian craftsmen. Certain antique elements and many objects in the Main House and gardens were purchased from other countries, including Italy," the website's FAQ section states.
The mansion was lived in by Deering and his family for many years but upon his death he left it to his children, who eventually made it publicly accessible --and for that, we thank them.
Check out some more photos and videos of this spot below!
That pool is definitely giving us some serious John Wick 2 fight scene vibes. Though, unfortunately, you can't swim in it, so you will just have to admire its beauty from behind the rails.
And let's not forget about the gardens, which would certainly put any backyard garden to shame.
From the ceiling to the floor, as you can imagine, the inside is nothing less than spectacular as well.
Vizcaya is located at 3251 South Miami Ave. and if you want to take a tour, you will need a reservation. Tickets for adults and children over 13 are $18.
Their website states that they are open to the public Thursday through Monday beginning at 9:30 a.m.; last admission is at 4:30 p.m. Visitors can explore select areas on the first floor of the Main House until 5:00 p.m. and the gardens until 5:30 p.m. Click here to get your tickets and learn more about this amazing place.