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The Boboli Gardens, Florence

Categories: Gardens, Nature & Parks
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3.2/5 based on 2,600+ reviews on the web
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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  • In late spring, I visited this wonder. Colors, smells, art. A unique, charming a real garden with a capital j.
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  • Such a nice way to start your day. We strolled through on a Sunday when all the museums were closed. There happen to be a marathon in town. So many families and couples...a lovely outdoor garden and g...  read more »
  • Look folks, Florence hasn't got any decent gardens to relax in, so if you can't buy a concession ticket you are going to be very disappointed with the price. If you haven't noticed Italy is in full bl...  read more »
  • Simply the best gardens in the city. I use to spend my teenage lazy mornings in this park with my friends. It is a splendid place to have a walk, a pic-nick, a romantic date or a solitary afternoon. A definitely must-see in the city! Entrance is not free but it is worth it believe me!
  • When we first arrived the ticket seller was all attitude about the prices. A nice, young couple was leaving so they gave us their two tickets so we could split the price of the remaining tickets that we needed for our party. When we asked the guy if we could use them he yelled at us and asked where we found them, where we got them and implied we stole them. First he said we could use them for re-entry, then he starts yelling at us that we have to all pay full price even though two of us had EU student cards. Very rude, grumpy, awful little man. Naturally, we left.
  • Apparently their reduced rate (5€) is for CITIZENS of Europe 18-25 yo, and my long term visa doens't count (considering that it counts in Paris to get free entry at the Arc de Triomphe), that's bullshit. Oh and very unfriendly service from the thicket seller... Save your money, and legs, and go to michelangelo piaza!
  • Don’t visit unless you know what you want to see, i.e. you read Inferno and you are tracing Langdon’s steps. The view in Piazzale Michelangelo is better. Free on every first Sunday of the month.
  • A lovely, large garden to walk round if the weather's nice. We went late June and some of the garden looked a little worn and neglected in places. There are various sculptures scattered around the garden for you to find and few hidden places to explore.
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