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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  • Even allowing for it being March we were very disappointed with the gardens, they were a total waste of our time in beautiful Florence, I do not recommend visiting. Neglected and run down.  more »
  • The garden is not flat, but situated on several levels, and well cared for. Is beautiful walk around the Park and, in addition, you can enjoy a beautiful view over Florence! Recommended!
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  • The Boboli Gardens are at the back of Palazzo Pitti. Formal 16th Century Gardens. A nice walk on a Tuesday afternoon. When the sun's out. Plenty to see, statues and fountains and landscaped gardens. M...  more »
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  • Nice gardens, but have seen better. Some nice areas were shut off and all but one fountain wasn't working. No helpful information given to explain what's what. Wouldn't bother on a rainy day but was a nice place to relax. 10 euros adult, 5 for under 25.
  • IF YOU DO ONE THING IN FLORENCE IT SHOULD BE THIS! On a whim, my friend and I each paid the €10 every fee, best choice we made the ENTIRE trip! Walking around the gardens is beautiful, but when you get to the summit, you have an almost panoramic view of Florence and the Piedmont. You can spend the whole day here. Perfect for a stroll, a picnic, or marriage proposal! Don't miss out on this hidden gem.
  • Very nice place to have a walk and breath. There are some very nice statues around. The gardens are in good shape and there are some really nice sights from some spots. There are lots of stairs and slopes so don't go if you've just eaten a big Italian meal :)
  • By far the most amazing part of our trip to Italy. Who needs to wait in line for a museum when you have access to this?! It's essentially an open air musuem, with sculptures, panoramic views of Florence and a very relaxed atmosphere.
  • A good place to enjoy a picnic or just stroll around some beautiful gardens. It’s 10 euros to enter. It was much bigger than I expected, basically the size of a large park, and it’s well organized with a lot of maps that tell you where you are. They also have beautiful Cyprus tree tunnels and interesting statues!
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