Boboli Gardens (Florence)
Visit Florence's extravagant green spaces with Renaissance statues
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May - Oct
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About Boboli Gardens in Florence (Italy)
Boboli Gardens of Florence is something more than just a garden but it is an open-air museum which embraces Pitti Palace, a culture site. The park is rich with the fountains, sculptures, oak trees that are century’s old and beautiful flora. This site can be regarded as the green spot in the city of Florence.
History of Boboli Gardens
This garden was created between 15th and 16th centuries. The gardens and original fields are laid behind the Santa Felicita in Oltrarno by Borgolo family. This was later bought by Messer Luca Pitti in the year 1418. The Boboli garden was designed by architects Bernardo Buontalenti, Bartolomeo Ammannati, Giorgio Vasari and Niccolo Tribolo.
Boboli Gardens Amphitheatre
A staircase leads to artichoke fountain that has larger octagonal basin which is decorated with various crowned and statues by the bronze lily. This shape made the fountain to be named as artichoke. You can find the large amphitheater from this location which is joined by the hill behind the palace. The area got created as the stone got excavated from hillside for a palace and the shape looked suitable for the amphitheater.
Boboli Gardens Viottolone
It is the steep sloping avenue, which heads back downhill towards Porta Romana with the series of tunnels and terraces formed by the foliage and trees share. Viottolone is the one flanked by the statuettes and cypresses.
Gardino Del Cavaliere
On Cavaliere of walls built by the Michelangelo in the year 1529, there is a Giardino Del Cavaliere, which can be reached through the double staircase and has statues of Muses standing on both sides. The wonderful view of related with Torre al Gallo and beautiful private Florentine manors that is hidden inside lavish vegetation of hills.
Boboli Gardens Kaffeehaus
The gardens have included Kafeehaus, which has the glazed dome, and a lemon house that was designed by Zanobi Del Rosso. In the same period, Lorraine entrusted Neoclassical Palazzino della Meridiana near Palazzo Pitti to the Gaspare Maria Paoletti that hosts costume gallery within Pitti palace.
Boboli Gardens Grotta Grande
It is decorated externally and internally with stalactites and equipped with luxuriant and waterworks vegetation. Large Grotto divides into three sections that have got decorated with the remarkable examples of the Mannerist sculptures. First one is frescoed for creating an illusion of the natural grotto. It was the natural refuge for the shepherds in protecting themselves from the wild animals. Third and furthest hall grotto has Giambologna’s popular bathing venues and the second section has Paris and Helen designed by the Vincenzo de Rossi. The last two chambers were created as the perfect setting for amorous and secretive meetings of Duke Francesco I de Medici.
Boboli gardens are the great escape from the warm climate of Florence. It is a great spot to hang out amidst the historic and popular artworks of the city.
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FAQ's of Florence
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You can explore the entire Boboli Gardens within 2 to 3 hours, unless there is an exhibition going on.
Yes, tickets are required to enter the Boboli Gardens. The price of the ticket varies depending upon any exhibition or show going on in the gardens.
The Boboli Gardens were set up in the 16th century.
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