Boboli Gardens or Giardino di Boboli

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The Boboli Gardens or locally, Giardino di Boboli (ooh, he speaks Italian) are behind the Pitti Palace and are home to a collection of sculptures dating from the sixteenth through the eighteenth centuries, with some Roman antiquities. Plus there are some, ah, more recent additions scattered about the place. There’s a sculpture of what looks like dung beetles fighting; that’s my favourite.



The Boboli Gardens really are huge and it is possible to get (deliberately) lost in them for hours. Unfortunately, it is a constant work in progress so there will be barriers and “No Entry” signs here and there but with so many of the major works completed, the place really is a marvel in the centre of a city such as Florence.

A 10 Euro ticket from Giardino Bardini gives you access to the Giardino di Boboli which is easily enough walking and garden viewing for a whole day but if you want to go to see other museums on your trip to Florence, Alexandra at ArtTrav.com has some really useful information on how you can see everything on on ticket and skip the queues!

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4 Responses to “Boboli Gardens or Giardino di Boboli”

  1. earldogLB says:

    Giardino di Boboli is one of my favorite places in Florence. I can spend hours there just relaxing and enjoying the beautiful scenery. Your video captures the essence of these beautiful gardens. Good job..

  2. Jason says:

    Thanks earldogLB! I got there at 08:15 when it opened and I didn’t get out ’til lunchtime. It was fantastic. Make sure you check out the video of the new Giardino Bardini; http://www.flipflorence.com/2009/things-to-do-in-florence/giardino-bardini-florences-newest-renaissance-garden

  3. francis says:

    What a BEAUTIFUL site-such a treat when you can’t go yourself-wonderful photos!! Thanks so much , Francis http://www.geothermalquestions.net

  4. Jason says:

    You are welcome Francis! I was showing someone around Florence today; it’s a privilege to live in such a city, I’m glad I can share it with you.

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