Boboli Gardens (Giardino di Boboli)

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Boboli Gardens (Giardino di Boboli)
Boboli Gardens (Giardino di Boboli)
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Key Info

Piazza Pitti

Price & Hours

7-10 euros for adults (about $8.40-$12)
Hours vary by season

Details

Parks and Gardens, Sightseeing Type
1 to 2 hours Time to Spend
2.9scorecard
  • 2.0Value
  • 0.0Food Scene
  • 3.5Atmosphere

Originally, these beautiful gardens belonged to the Boboli Family; it wasn't until the late 18th century that the gates opened to the public. Today, Boboli Gardens (located in the Oltrarno) offers sanctuary from the hustle and bustle of the tourist-trodden city center. While you stroll through this extensive green, keep your eyes peeled for the numerous sculptures strategically placed along the paths, like Giambologna's Bathing Venus. Also swing by the Isolotto, a large fountain located at the southwestern end of the park.

Many recent travelers said this is a great place to spend an afternoon outdoors, noting the excellent landscaping, museums and, of course, the picturesque views of the city below. 

The Boboli Gardens are open to the public throughout the year, but hours vary depending on the season. Admission is 7 to 10 euros for adults (about $8.40-$12). For more information, check out the gardens' website.

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