BOBOLI AND BARDINI GARDENS
It’s called the “Greenway” the walk that takes us through two beautiful gardens: Boboli, the most famous Italian garden in the world and the Bardini, with an amazing view over the city.
Boboli represents one of the most famous examples of an Italian Renaissance garden: its rigorous geometrical order full of nested statues, fountains, and monuments turn it into an open-air museum. We’ll visit the Grotta del Buontalenti, the Ocean Fountain by Giambologna, the Egyptian Obelisk, the Statue of Abundance, the Amphitheatre, and the Giardino del Cavaliere where you’ll enjoy a view of the surrounding hills of Florence.
The path takes us further along the defensive walls built by Michelangelo during the siege of 1529 towards the entrance of the suggestive Giardino Bardini. Its history is closely related to the families that have owned it. It reopened recently following the wishes of its last owner, Stefano Bardini who lived there at the beginning of the XXth century. We’ll admire the baroque stairway with statues and flowers along the sides, the waterworks in the Chinese garden, the lush English garden, and a terrace with a stunning view of Florence and the river Arno.
- Highlights: Renaissance Garden, Buontalenti Grotto, Statues and Fountains, wisteria flowering, baroque staircase, views of the city
- Tour operates: every day except 1st and last Monday of each month
- Tour duration: 3 hours
- Admissions: entrance fees. Contact us for more information