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“boboli gardens”(28 reviews)
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This star-shaped fortress was built by order of Fernando I in 1590.
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
Via del Forte di san Giorgio, Florence, Italy
+39 055 217704
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was so happy I made the steep trek up to this old fort. It was so nice to finally get away from the throngs of tourists that cover every inch of Florence. I visited at 4 on a Thursday and it was relatively quiet....More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Jen S
Reviewed 7 November 2018 via mobile

I happened upon Belvedere while on a walk exploring outside the main city circle. I ended up able to enter for free with my school ID, and was shocked and pleased by the amazing view. I did not go inside, but spent all of my...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Kristen G
Reviewed 21 October 2018 via mobile

We entered the fort from Boboli gardens and enjoyed the spectacular views over Florence in the late afternoon. There is not much historical information around the site which was disappointing so a guide or some preparation might improve your visit. There were some art exhibitions...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Michael P
Reviewed 6 October 2018 via mobile

It’s a steep climb from the Arno river to this fortress built by order of Grand Duke Ferdinando I di Medici on the highest hill of the Boboli Gardens. From here, you can see the entire city of Florence. Galileo used this location for his...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Doug J
Reviewed 1 October 2018 via mobile

We had a car, and so we're able to easily reach this marvelous old fort. There was an exhibit of huge, modern sculptures when we were there. The contrast enhanced the experience of both.

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank califcasl
Reviewed 7 September 2018 via mobile

The Fort Belvedere is in a nice quiet area of Florence, it was nice to get away from the crowds. The view was stunning. Great view of the cathedral and dome. €3 per person wasn’t too bad value. The only downside was there was a...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Sally E
Reviewed 30 August 2018

The fort is really great place to enjoy the view of the city !! Comparing with Michelangelo Square, the view from the fort is much better !! In addition it’s not so crowded. It takes 20-25 minutes on foot from Ponte Vecchio (but you have...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Ruisenor_NatalyS
Reviewed 29 August 2018

We came across this just by chance, we walked to south of the river to get something to eat away from the main tourist area and saw some steps, the steps lead to come fantastic cobbled streets all going uphill so we thought we would...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank jefferies482
Reviewed 25 August 2018 via mobile

The caste is located on a hill very close to Giardino Bardini. The entrance costs 3euros and you can buy the ticket on the spot. There is modern art exhibition in the castle with installations that unfortunately I could not appreciate. The caffe on the...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Timea3
Reviewed 19 August 2018 via mobile

Confusing pricing, used to be free, really humourless staff who hushed us for talking at a conversational level, followed around by over zealous security staff obviously expecting one of the kids to start using the sculptures as climbing frames. Worth the climb for sensational views...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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26 March 2018|
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Response from 814AlanW | Reviewed this property |
No I don't think so but plenty of roads and footpaths up the hill to it