The Boboli Gardens, Florence

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World heritage site · Garden · Nature / Park
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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  • Apart from some marble statues and fountains, there is honestly not much to see here, but we can get a breath of fresh air and it is a pleasant change from the impressive artworks in the palace.  more »
  • My fiancee and I visited the gardens which are beautiful. A lot of places are very steep so good sturdy shoes needed. There is so much to see and the views over Florence were amazing. We walked for...  more »
  • Having seen some of the negative reviews on here, we had our doubts - but boy, were we glad we ignored them and went ahead with a visit! Even in mid-October, if you love horticulture, there is...  more »
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  • Good views of Florence. 10 euros for adults. Nice gardens and places to sit and cool down. Toilets are free but not too clean and not serviced well. Would recommend going later I. The afternoon or early in the morning when it’s not the hottest. The experience is something you should do.
  • Superbly maintained garden. Easy to spend a few hours in tranquility. Beautiful view if florence though public toilets need some attention. Wear comfortable walking shoes. The walk can be slightly challenging at times but in the whole definitely well worth the visit.
  • The main plaza for Boboli is what many have seen in photos and videos. It's a feast for the eyes with the symmetrical placement of statuary and fountains and the perfectly trimmed shrubbery. Beyond this there are acres of grass, tall hedges and trees with paths winding through them. After the initial "wow" of the main plaza the rest of the place was a bit underwhelming. It's just a large park.
  • Huge gardens, just over the river from the centre of town. Raised on a slope you get a great view of the city from the top of the hill. You should note that it's very steep at parts and could be difficult for people with limited mobility It's also huge, so you will need a good few hours to do it justice. There are loads of sculptures scattered around the gardens and a few museums within. Take water with you, it's hot, a long walk and there's nowhere to purchase more until you are leaving.
  • Very nice Gardens and worth a visit if you had enough of churches and museums. Beautiful views over the city from several locations. Pretty steep hills to claim for some parts, so make sure you wear good shoes. Somewhat expensive entrance

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