Giardino di Boboli
Giardino di Boboli
3.5
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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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  • Kaswiz
    Helsinki, Finland137 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nice garden, steep slopes
    The garden is a vast area and really, really beautiful. It is built mostly on a hill, so bring a bottle of water and good shoes. The gravel slopes are so steep that I would not recommend this to the eldest of the family. Inside the garden you can find many interesting details such as the Mostaccini fountain or Buontalenti Grotto (closed for renovation in June 23). There’s also a designated picnic area, but otherwise the grass is mostly off limits.
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 13 June 2023
  • CabKings
    Tampa, Florida540 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    nice park, some nice views but overall it was ok
    Big beautiful gardens behind putti palace in Florence. Bought tickets online in advance, got the email confirming ticket. Walk to patti palace and to ticket area on right side of building from palace entrance. Show email confirmation and they print out your tickets no more than 15 minutes in advance of your scheduled time for arrival. Go through metal detector and then into gardens. Decent climb up to top of gardens if guest are older or have disability. Large area to see and cover ( over 5 miles i walked) it is nice and views of florence are nice but it is not wonderfully maintained imho.
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 13 June 2023
  • WanderingOttersons
    Denver, Colorado1,465 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Large and hilly gardens with good city views
    Great gardens with lots to see. They’re surprisingly large and very hilly. Maybe don’t come here when is above 90 degrees as it’s not quite nice on those days. We chose not to do the palace, but you can get tickets into the garden at the same place and same entrance. The price for just the garden is a little steep.....as are the rocky paths on a hot day. I’m not 100% sure you can get in if you do but a good picnic or a little wine and cheese might be a good option here? We enjoyed the walk despite the hot temperatures.
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 19 July 2023
  • Alison K
    Lodi, New Jersey2,389 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Spacious garden with hidden paths
    Bought a combo ticket including the Pitti Palace. It was nice to see the vastness of the garden after seeing the extravagance of inside the palace. It is steeper than it looks to walk up the hill. Grass was green and well kept, but not too many flowers when we went in mid May. There were some birds in the fountain at the top. We walked from here to the Bardini gardens, which was also included in the ticket. On the way up, there was a place to get a pretty good view of the city.
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 24 July 2023
  • Anil
    London, United Kingdom184 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Boboli - a delightful garden of the Medici
    Our apartment was located right next to Boboli Gardens so was a must visit and it did not fail my expectations. Some beautiful collection of landscapes gardens with a wide variety of sculptures and water features. You could see the great lengths the Medici family went to achieve such an impressive, picturesque and very relaxing garden. I particularly loved the Jupiter statue, Tindaro Screpolato face, coffee house (though closed it would have provided an excellent panoramic view), Grotto Adam Eve, Amphitheatre, and many more
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 29 August 2023
  • L_K1509
    London, United Kingdom1,604 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nice for an hour or two
    This visit was included in the museum pass and included entry to Pitti Palazzo. The area is vast and coming out of Pitti it is steep. The views are good at the top, plenty of benches or areas to sit. The gardens contains lots of walkways, shaded by arched trees and gravel paths. There are many statues throughout the gardens. It’s more of a rustic place than gardens but there are some lovely parts within, for example the pond area. If time short I probably wouldn’t recommend, but good for a hour or two. Just don’t expect Kew Gardens!
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 24 September 2023
  • DRayner
    Carterton, New Zealand99 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Not worth the cost
    Paid €16 each to obtain prepaid tickets to avoid the queue. The gardens were ok. Nice vistas across Firenze. A lot of the garden was a bit untidy eg the Neptune fountain had weeds growing around and out of statue in the middle of the fountain, some of the paths needed upgrading, there was a lot that had been let go and needed maintenance. All in all a nice walk up and down the hill but I question the cost of the privilege of walking through.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 24 September 2023
  • TandKYoung
    Rochester, New York117 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Not a flowery type garden
    I rate the activity low based on the value for the money and weak guidance inside the gardens. I’ll start by taking the blame for having the wrong expectations to start with. This is not a garden of colorful, flowering plants. It is a park, set on estate grounds that the wealthy owners would walk around in and look over from their huge home. The view of the city was spectacular . The experience could have been better with descriptive signs/ displays, labels on what little flora was present, and a guide map that could be carried, not just the positioned on permanent map boards. While I do appreciate the history and significance of this estate to Florence’s past and culture, €13 a person to climb really steep paths and stairs to look at dried up, untended grape vines was too much.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 30 September 2023
  • Ali921
    Edinburgh, United Kingdom1,457 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Calm and peaceful
    Only come here if you have already visited all the other key attractions. Then this is a nice to come (on a dry day, there is nowhere to hide from rain) and spend some quiet time. We would have preferred some more colour in the gardens but maybe it was just the wrong time of year. It is surprising large and easy to spend a couple of hours meandering.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 26 October 2023
  • Julie
    Sheffield, United Kingdom25 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Not worth the pricetag or your time
    Okay to see if you like walks in massive parks but I wouldn't go there again. I'd rather go to the piazzale Michelangelo and the gardens next to it again. I mainly went to Boboli gardens see the Buontalenti's Grotto that is mentioned in Dan Brown book but it was quite a disappointment. At the moment you can't even enter the grotto itself, but from looking through the gate it's not really worth it. The statues are not in the best shape, very deteriorated look... The Vassari's corridor is currently under reconstruction so that also spoiled the look. The view from the Gentleman's pavilion was very nice, but the Pavilion itself is an abandoned building with paint faded, shutters closed... I read the other reviews on here and was unsure what to expect. I'm glad I didn't pay the full 'summer' pricetag for this as I don't think it's worth it at all. I got the 18€ cumulative ticket that included Uffizi, Pitti palace and these gardens so was ok (this is the winter price for admission)
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 25 November 2023
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Florence B
Tel Aviv, Israel403 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Family
The Boboli Gardens are just wow! They are so manicured and intricate it’s easy to get lost in this maze of beauty. From beautiful fountains and majestic views of the Florence skyline, you won’t want to miss it.
Written 15 May 2024
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Vadim
Murmansk, Russia33,471 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Solo
Boboli Gardens is the easiest way to visit the UNESCO site "Medici Villas and Gardens". 14 villas and gardens are scattered throughout Tuscany up to and including Carrara, Livorno and Pisa. By the time you get there, you've already arrived in Florence... In addition, it is the greenest place in Florence, which has a shortage of public parks. Gardens began to be laid out under Eleanor of Toledo in 1549 after the Medici bought the Pitti Palace. In 1766, the gardens were opened to all comers. Near the palace, the garden looks like Schoenbrunn and Versailles. The boxwood hedge is trimmed in a pattern of regular geometric shapes. The amphitheater, built by the father and son of Parigi for concert performances, looks at the palace. For greater significance, an Egyptian obelisk and a fountain from the Roman baths of Caracalla were erected in the center. The following Medici dukes invited the best landscape architects Buontalenti, Ammannati and Tribolo to decorate the garden. They did everything elegantly, but there was no single plan, so now the Boboli Gardens are an eclectic collection of fountains, trees, grottoes of the botanical garden and countless meaningfully unrelated statues. I looked at the fountain of Neptune and the fountain of the Ocean on the island of Isolotto. Isolotto, like the amphitheater, was created by the father and son of Parigi in the XVII century. In the center of the island there is the fountain "Ocean" by Giambologna, author of "The Abduction of the Sabines" in the Lanzi loggia. In the center of the composition, Neptune is depicted surrounded by three river gods representing the Nile, Ganges and Euphrates. Since 1811, the original statue of Neptune by Giambologna was sent to the Bargello Museum, and it was replaced by a copy by Raffaello Romanelli. Due to the lack of running water, the fountain bloomed. Combined with the sculptures of harpies around the perimeter, this creates a sense of decadence. In addition, you can visit the Cavalier Garden, the grotto of Buontalenti and drink coffee in the Coffee House with views of the beautiful Florence. Along the way, looking at numerous old and modern statues. For example, Igor Mitorai, so beloved by Italians. The ticket can be purchased separately for 10 euros, or together with the Pitti Galleries for 22.
Written 2 May 2024
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Keith L
Taunton, UK204 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
The garden which covers a large area can be accessed through Priti Palace without the need to buy a palace ticket. Plenty of steps. Several of the paths are steep. Plenty of formal gardens with fountains and statues. Very few flower beds to add colour. Best view of Florence is from the Prince's villa.
Written 29 April 2024
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Laura P
Marietta, GA128 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Solo
The views of the city are worth the climb. Wear comfortable hiking boots and take water with you. Don't expect many flowers. The garden is about sculptures and views. I enjoyed seeing the many locals sketching the sculptures and relaxing in the meadows.
Written 12 April 2024
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Marina
Sorocaba, SP290 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
The garden is very beautiful in the spring. The flowers were blossoming and it was possible to take some very nice photos. It’s very big and you have to walk a lot if you want to see most of it.
Written 6 April 2024
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David A
Warboys, UK191 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
Be prepared to walk up and down hill as these gardens are vast and from leaving the palace the walking to the top end of the garden is all up hill.
Most of the gardens are scrubs and evergreens, very little floral or colour other than shades of green.
Whilst I appreciate its mid March and has been wet for such a long time it needs so much tidying with weeds in most beds.
Grass needs tending and pathways are quite muddy in places.
Worth a climb to the top if nothing else for some of the views which are beautiful.
I imagine in the summer when the warmth of the day is more inviting you could spend hours reading a good novel, eating a picnic and watching the world walk by..
mental note for me to come back hear in July or August
Written 19 March 2024
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288emmaj
London7 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
Pretty views of the city but very disappointed by the gardens. Not well maintained at all. Not sure what all the admission fees are paying for. While March is a tricky time for gardens, it’s the perfect time to have removed weeds and prepared the gardens for spring / summer. I had visited before - probably a decade ago - and they’ve really deteriorated in this time. Hopefully some care is shown to them soon.
Written 18 March 2024
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disgustorama
107 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
What a magical experience ….explore this place and climb all the way up to reach the highest point. The views are spectacular. The gardens designs are beautiful and the fountains and statues make them so special!
Written 16 March 2024
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medicalmarinara
Boston, MA133 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Family
This was a great stop during our time in Florence. We bought tickets at the front window and spent a couple hours in there walking around enjoying the garden.
Written 28 February 2024
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637A
United Kingdom3 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Friends
Pleasant enough gardens, if you have the patience and willingness to suffer the chaotic, disorganised and confusing ticketing and entrance process to the complex. With the cherry on the cake being the rude staff.
Written 28 January 2024
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