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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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  • Made the roughly 1 mile walk from Ponte Vecchio to the nondescript entrance to Boboli gardens on a rather warm muggy day, once past the entrance you immediately face a rather long uphill hike before y...  more »
  • My wife insisted that we visit the Boboli Gardens and she was right. They are truly beautiful, with grounds that are cared for with love. It's a nice place to visit or just find a corner to rest and/o...  more »
  • Behind the Pitti Palace and entrance is through the palace courtyard. You can buy tickets for this separately. The area is fairly big and got some great walking paths. There is several shaded areas bu...  more »
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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.