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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  • As other people have mentioned, the gardens feel quite unkempt and not at all what we expected. No flowers, and apart from the amphitheatre and the view there is nothing special. There is also an... 
    As other people have mentioned, the gardens feel quite unkempt and not at all what we expected. No flowers, and apart from the amphitheatre and the view there is nothing special. There is also an...  more »
  • This is completely different to the manicured lawns of Jardin du Luxembourg or Palais de Versailles, or even the relaxed spaces of Kensington Gardens or Hyde Park. However, this is a large garden in.....  more
    This is completely different to the manicured lawns of Jardin du Luxembourg or Palais de Versailles, or even the relaxed spaces of Kensington Gardens or Hyde Park. However, this is a large garden in.....  more »
  • Wouldn’t have been upset if we skipped this one. Don’t expect beautiful flowers and impeccably manicured foliage. It was a strange hilly maze of shrubs that needed grooming. Ticket price is far too... 
    Wouldn’t have been upset if we skipped this one. Don’t expect beautiful flowers and impeccably manicured foliage. It was a strange hilly maze of shrubs that needed grooming. Ticket price is far too...  more »
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  • The gardens are actually more of a park. It's big, full of trees and high bushes. There are some nice views on Firenze. But there is no special vegetation, not one flower or even the famous typical cypress to be seen. It's says it has the typical cypress lane but it's actually a view you get from a hill out of the premises. I think it was kind of a letdown for 10 euro entrance. Nothing special about it. And the botanical garden is behind closed doors.
  • Beautiful gardens where you need at least two plus hours to explore. Steep inclines so make sure you are in good physical fit state and wear comfy shoes. True - gardens could use some upkeep but place is huge and likely will need huge investments as well to truly shine. Nonetheless place even in current state is very impressive.
  • The price of 10€ for the entrance is slightly over-priced has most of the fountains were not working. The botanic garden was half dry even though we saw a few very nice flowers. It's a nice walk and very quiet. But probably not the best in summer as it gets very hot.
  • Huge gardens. Nice for a walk, and you can spend a lot of time here if you really want to. There are parts of the gardens that are better kept than others, which is understandable because this place is massive. There can be a lot of mosquitoes at the ponds in the summer so bring bug spray.
  • Beautiful location, very peaceful but quite 'hilly' so be prepared for inclines and declines on gravel paths. Fortunately, there are routes that you can cut across to reduce the incline but obviously this makes the journey longer. That said, I felt this was always going to be a more relaxed visit

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