Most Miami locals have visited James Deering’s magnificent villa Vizcaya at least once (perhaps on a field trip?). If you haven’t been recently, now might be the moment because things are happening at Vizcaya in the form of a Master Plan that will include improvements to the Vizcaya Village located just across South Miami Avenue.
What Village, you ask? Well, it takes a village to run a villa. From servants to metalworkers, mechanics and farmers, Vizcaya was supplied with labor that lived just down the road. To put it in “Downton Abbey” terms, the Village is essentially Vizcaya’s “downstairs.”