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Vizcaya Museum and Gardens, Miami, Florida
Miami , Florida
Tel: 305 250 9133
Concierge.com's insider take:
This impressive compound, modeled on the grand estates of Italy, was built by industrialist James Deering and used as his winter home from 1916 to 1925. The 34 rooms open to the public are filled with antiques spanning the 15th through 19th centuries; an additional 12 rooms used by the house's servants are expected to be opened to the public in coming years. The house's setting on Biscayne Bay is also spectacular, on ten acres of French and Italian Renaissance gardens that took seven years to create.