Bardini Gardens – Boboli’s Little Sister

Bardini Gardens reopened in 2005 after being allowed to fall into disrepair over 50 years. It sits on a 10-acre  site which houses the Gardens and also the Villa Bardini. There is a sweeping baroque stairway, hidden statues, fountains, grottoes, a small amphitheatre though most tourists will be here for the breathtaking views over the city of Florence.

Giardino Bardini was originally two gardens, one belonging to the Mozzi family. They owned a stretch of Florence between Costa San Giorgio, Piazza de’Mozzi and Via San Niccolò. The the other half of the gardens was attached to the 17th  century Villa Manadora.

Boboli is more famous but Bardini makes up for a lack of size with views of the city and the Fiesole hills beyond. Recently opened to the public after extensive work, the terraces are a great place to view the city and take a picture or two.


3 Responses to “Bardini Gardens – Boboli’s Little Sister”

  1. Megan says:

    The Bardini is truly a gem and with the new refurbishment, it is one of the loveliest places in the city. You really captured the amazing view beautifully.

  2. Jason says:

    Thanks Megan. I got up really early on a Saturday to do it. Well, I got there by 8am which is pretty early for me!

    Make sure to check out the Boboli Gardens post I filmed on the same day.

  3. Barbara says:

    Great video!
    I have just added a link to your post at AroundTuscany. :)
    Ciao ciao

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