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The Boboli Gardens, Florence

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Behind Florence's Pritti Palace sits The Boboli Gardens, an outdoor sculpture museum. Designed for the Medici grand dukes in the 16th century, this is one of the earliest examples of the Italian Garden style that later inspired the green spaces of many European courts. Choose one of the garden's many trails and discover grottoes, fountains, and statues. The sculptures date from the 16th to the 18th century, with some Roman antiquities. Walk to the top of the hill at the back of the garden for views of Florence. Guided tours are available. The Boboli Gardens is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our world travel planner, Florence Edition.
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  • Beautiful gardens with so much to see. Perfect for a romantic walk. You can also get some amazing views of Florence from certain sections of the gardens.  more »
  • A garden or a park that runs through part of the city centre so magnificent and historic houses the Center mojithecg
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  • € 10 per person to see this:-45 hectares of "rest of grilled lawn" - a fountain with extended not maintained filthy water, and who does not, so no interest for this fountain that could be pretty... - benches, broken, dirty - very dirty stone works - no point of water or fountain to cool off an old garden abandoned without interest. TOO BAD... TO AVOID
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  • Beautiful gardens within a packed city. Great views of Florence and rolling surrounding countryside where you can take own food/drink and sit down to enjoy picnic. Lovely escape from crowds. Entrance fee reasonable for what was offered. Shame the fountains weren't quite operating as should.
  • Beautiful gardens, far from the madding crowd of Florence, even at Easter. We went to avoid the crowds on Easter Sunday and enjoyed our walk. It's smaller than it looks with winding paths in shade and full sun and you can avoid the steep hill by taking the side paths which allow for pushchairs. There was a lack of sign posts which made leaving quite hard, but we eventually found our way. Highly recommend, and next time we'll bring a picnic.
  • My wife and I did not expect The Boboli Gardens to be our favorite part of Florence but after spending two hours walking around the beautiful grounds, it was the undisputed winner. The entrance fee may scare some people initially but being away from vendors and gobs of people is nice for a few minutes. If you want to relax and take in one of the most beautiful gardens you'll ever seen, I can't recommend Boboli Gardens enough.
  • The gardens are splendid. Beautifully designed, well decorated and well maintained, these gardens make for a lovely relaxing Sunday afternoon. Well worth the 45 minute wait for tickets. Consider getting them online 😁 before you get to the entrance. 7 Euro is more than worth it for this experience!
  • This more like a massive well manicured park than gardens. It had great scenery, would definitely recommend a visit if you're in the local area. You could easily lose yourself here for a whole day or more.

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Where to stay in Florence

Variety is not a problem when deciding where to stay in Florence. The compact town center is packed with hotels, hostels, and small inns. The drawback of this upmarket central area is that even family-run B&Bs often cost as much as luxury hotels. For more affordable lodgings, explore the area outside the tourist-driven city center. Staying in one of the city's residential neighborhoods allows you to immerse yourself in the daily life of local Florentines. B&Bs and hotels outside the center offer private parking and spacious rooms, all within walking distance of the main tourist sites.
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