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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  • As other people have mentioned, the gardens feel quite unkempt and not at all what we expected. No flowers, and apart from the amphitheatre and the view there is nothing special. There is also an... 
    As other people have mentioned, the gardens feel quite unkempt and not at all what we expected. No flowers, and apart from the amphitheatre and the view there is nothing special. There is also an...  more »
  • This is completely different to the manicured lawns of Jardin du Luxembourg or Palais de Versailles, or even the relaxed spaces of Kensington Gardens or Hyde Park. However, this is a large garden in.....  more
    This is completely different to the manicured lawns of Jardin du Luxembourg or Palais de Versailles, or even the relaxed spaces of Kensington Gardens or Hyde Park. However, this is a large garden in.....  more »
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  • Definitely worth a visit if you’re in Florence and want a good view! Entrance fee was €10 per person and the place is full of beautiful statues and well cultivated grounds. If you make it up to the top of the hill you’ll be rewarded with some fine panoramic views of the city and beyond. I would add that the grounds were rather dry in the July sun and the advertised cafe was under renovation, so be prepared to bring plenty of water and take your time if you want to explore it all.
  • The gardens are actually more of a park. It's big, full of trees and high bushes. There are some nice views on Firenze. But there is no special vegetation, not one flower or even the famous typical cypress to be seen. It's says it has the typical cypress lane but it's actually a view you get from a hill out of the premises. I think it was kind of a letdown for 10 euro entrance. Nothing special about it. And the botanical garden is behind closed doors.

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