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Boboli Gardens (Giardino di Boboli)
Boboli Gardens (Giardino di Boboli)

Boboli Gardens (Giardino di Boboli)

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Piazza Pitti, 1, Florence, Tuscany, 50125

The Basics

The Boboli Gardens are among Italy’s most famous gardens, and a popular attraction in central Florence as they offer a respite from the crowded city streets. Visitors can stroll along tree-lined paths on a private tour—or, for those traveling with kids, a family-friendly garden tour—to admire the expanses of manicured lawns, Renaissance fountains, classical grottos, nymphaea, temples, and an amphitheater with an Egyptian obelisk at its center. Tickets to the Boboli Gardens include entrance to the Porcelain Museum, inside the garden’s 18th-century Palazzina del Cavaliere, and the neighboring Bardini Gardens. Admission is free on the first Sunday of each month.

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Pitti Palace and Boboli Gardens Private Tour

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Pitti Palace and Boboli Gardens Private Tour
star-4.5
$228.60 per adult
Fabulous and informative.
Eleonora was fantastic. Best guide in my whole trip. She was incredibly knowledgeable about art, art history, history in general she made the 3 hours fly by. She focused on the interesting art pieces. Can’t say enough good things. Recommend highly. And her English is excellent. She is also a really nice person.
Bruce_P, Jun 2021

Recent reviews from experiences in Florence

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"House and Garden"
Gerard P, Dec 2019
Pitti Palace and Boboli Gardens Private Tour
The garden itself is not very beautiful. Although it is a very good spot to get photos with the Duomo and Giotto's bell tower in the background, along with the Baptistry. I would have liked to have spent more time with the paintings inside the palace. Our guide, Elenora, was very knowledgeable with the history.
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Pitti Palace
Matthew1026, Dec 2019
Palazzo Pitti Private Tour (with Ticket for Boboli Gardens)
What a wonderful tour. Our guide, Leonardo was amazing. Unfortunately we were not able to go into the boboli gardens due to weather but tour company wasted no time in refunding that portion of the ticket. Highly recommend this tour.
star-5
perfect!
Traveler55431456818, Oct 2019
Boboli Garden Skip The Line Ticket
I missed my previous reservation because I was feeling blue after traveling from roma to firenze in bad health. So I made another reservation and the agent was more than friendly! The trip to the garden was also fabulous.

Things to Know Before You Go

  • A visit to the Boboli Gardens is perfect for kids who need to let off a bit of steam, but stay on the walking paths as some sections of lawn are off limits.

  • The gardens can be toured only on foot, so be sure to wear comfortable shoes and a sun hat.

  • You may bring food and drink into the gardens for an impromptu picnic on one of the many outdoor benches.

  • There are four entrances to the Gardens: Pitti Palace, Annalena (Via Romana 37/A), Porta Romana, and Forte Belvedere.

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How to Get There

The Boboli Gardens are located between Palazzo Pitti and Porta Romana in Florence’s central Oltrarno neighborhood. The main entrance on Piazza de’ Pitti can be reached in 30 minutes on foot or 15 minutes by bus from the Santa Maria Novella train station. Florence is a popular destination for shore excursions from the port city of Livorno.

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When to Get There

The gardens are best visited from spring through fall, when the weather is mild, and early in the morning or late in the afternoon during the hottest months of the year.

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Important Works in the Boboli Gardens

The Boboli Gardens hold an important collection of Renaissance statues and fountains. Notable works include “Bathing Venus” and “Fountain of the Ocean” sculpted by Giambologna, a copy of “The Prisoners” by Michelangelo, and a number of pieces by Buontalenti.

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