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Boboli Gardens

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Address: Piazza de' Pitti, 50125, Florence, Italy
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+39 055 265 1838

There is plenty of sun, shade, singing birds and whispering fountains in...

There is plenty of sun, shade, singing birds and whispering fountains in one of Florence's largest and most beautiful gardens, which are located behind the massive Pitti Palace.

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Beautiful natural historical settin - don't be misled by critics

Boboli is a natural wonder in Florence. Don't be misled by critics. This is a giant expanse of manicured trees/hedges/cypress alleys interspersed with many sculptures and several... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We loved the Boboli gardens. You can escape the crowds for a while and enjoy fabulous views over Firenze. 8 euro to get in which wasn't bad.

Thank Jill S
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

While quite beautiful and the views are remarkable, the trails can be a little challenging as it is hilly , some being fairly steep . Recommend visiting, but expect a work out getting around, AND bring water...

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Savannah, Georgia
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My wife and I had seen all of the gorgeous pictures of various spots throughout Boboli gardens on Instagram and social media, and we knew we had to stop by if we got the chance. The gardens are expansive, and we came in one of the back entrances. We started at the bottom of the hill near the fountain, and... More 

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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Boboli is a natural wonder in Florence. Don't be misled by critics. This is a giant expanse of manicured trees/hedges/cypress alleys interspersed with many sculptures and several fabulous fountains (that were not running the day we visited). Plan at least two hours to stroll the various avenues of trees and cypress. Great place for a picnic or nap. Several terrific... More 

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Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

A great place to get away from the busy bustle of the streets. The garden offers beautiful walks and amazing views of Florence. Worth a visit if you want something different to do. Although the Palazzo Pitti is closed on Mondays the gardens are still open. Access is via the main Palazzo Pitti entrance. I booked tickets online beforehand but... More 

Thank Carly C
Atlanta, Georgia
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

These gardens are beautiful and provide a wonderful respite from the rest of central Florence which is all paved and has no greenery. You need to pay admission to get into the gardens which you do through the Piti palace. My daughter and I went there on our last day in Florence and we were glad we didn't miss it.

Thank John L
Singapore, Singapore
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The place is quite interesting and huge with the different areas. Good place to relax and to have kids run around in. It has a great view of Florence. They close at 6pm so at 5:45 the attendants will be shouting reminders that they're about to close and you have to leave.

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Catterick, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

These gardens will always have a soft place in my heart as this is where my boyfriend proposed overlooking the whole city. The gardens were well kept and beautiful, very calm and serene.

Thank Samantha M
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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We enjoyed visiting this garden but preferred Giardini Bardini over this one. It is large and rambling with limited views of the garden or city. The paths are gravel and not easy to walk down. There are large maps dotted throughout the garden but difficult to follow. There are no paper maps issued like at the Giardini Bardini. We got... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I’m slightly surprised to see so many negative comments for these gardens especially when you consider that Boboli is actually a 14th century formal Italian garden and an outdoor museum that exhibits both Roman and 16th and 17th century statues. Perhaps if I had paid 10Euros and had to queue for over an hour to enter as one reviewer below... More 

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Pitti is a neighborhood characterized by art and history. Renaissance architecture such as Pitti Palace, which houses five museums alone, introduces visitors to the green lungs of spectacular Boboli Gardens. Any visitor can wander through statues, fountains, and panoramic viewpoints. Around the garden, treasures like the Museum of Natural History of the Specola and Villa Bardini guide guests through Florence as the cradle of the Renaissance. End the day with an aperitif in Piazza della Passera or the more romantic Forte di Belvedere, which offers an amazing panoramic view of the entire city.
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