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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  • It's a huge garden full of boulevards and terraces, which requires time and fitness to meet him. The scenery is breathtaking, the architecture, the collection of sculptures, fountains, plants, are a balm for the eyes. The entrance to the garden costs 10 euros. I liked!
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  • Magnificent gardens within the Pitti Palace are located on the hill behind the Palace. It has ponds, fountains and statues. Wonderful to enjoy.
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  • It is a delight to stroll through these gardens... After visiting the Pitti Palace, take a tour without rushing through the gardens, truly worthwhile. It is incredible that it is wonder estel in the heart of Florence.
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  • The green space of the garden is reasonably well maintained. Some cutbacks and decay in places, but still enjoyable. The real attractions, I think, are the statues and the views. Many of the statues are very impressive and at least twice normal scale (by vol). There's obvious signs of wear. Fingers or hands missing from some, but I think that's too be expected given their age. The views are good but somewhat obscured by trees. If you're interested in the china, for some reason that's also in the garden, at the very top. There are stairs to climb, regular inclines, more stairs... It's not arduous, but plan ahead and dress accordingly - including shoes.
  • Absolutely Beautiful. Every attraction in Florence is flooded with tourists, except for this one. We pretty much had it to ourselves and it was so peaceful. Go up all the stairs to find the garden at the top. If you do you'll get a great view of Florence rooftops.
  • Everyone said we should go. But on a Monday, so many sections were closed off. And it was a little sad to see so many weeds. They must need more volunteer gardeners. The nicer Gardens we saw in other cities and towns may not have been as huge or grand, but they were more enjoyable.
  • This was one of the most underrated things we did in Florence. For 10 euro a person the cost to enjoyment ratio cannot be beat! It does have some steep paths but the rewards are there. Beautiful and serene.
  • Relaxing and spacious gardens with some nice views from the garden of the porcelain museum, although formal layouts are a little mundane off season with more green than anything of interest in flower. Some sculptural pieces placed in slightly odd places in my view that are less than inspiring and in general the overall impression is a little boring. There is a smaller set of gardens next to the Boboli which is also pleasant and a little more decorative. The Boboli experience can include the palace and museums etc which we didnt bother with. Personally I wouldn't go back.
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