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. Using our online itinerary creator, Florence attractions like The Boboli Gardens can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • Three quarters of an hour in a row to find a garden uncultivated, withered and overgrown. And most importantly by 10 euros. Will my parameter are the gardens les tuileries in Paris, but these were really disappointing. I wouldn't go back and li sconsiglierò
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  • A beautiful garden of doctors very convenient to reach (behind Palazzo Pitti thereupon Ponte Vecchio). Full of fountains, small gardens and hidden some trails, represents a great must for a visit on a beautiful day. The ticket also includes the Bardini gardens and small porcelain Museum within it (don't be fooled by Ticketone giving wrong information since for the Pitti Palace serves a ticket). Buy the ticket for Florence museums which is more reliable.
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  • If you've been in the gardens of La Granja, Segovia can get an idea of what you'll find, but in the end you have wonderful views of Florence. Quite a few negative points: at the door offers 7 euros, then no 10. Inside, there is only one source with water and is above all. There are bathrooms and areas to relax. Still, it is worth seeing them.
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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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