Boboli Gardens
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Boboli Garden: Guided Tour

1. Boboli Garden: Guided Tour

Visit the green oasis in the center of Florence, a marvelous design by Niccolò Tribolo and later featured by Giorgio Vasari, Bartolomeo Ammannati and Bernardo Buontalenti in 16th-century. Your tour guide will meet you in the Piazza Pitti or the Pitti Square right in front of the Central Gate, before unveiling the history of the Boboli Gardens and how it was designed. The tour starts from the central Gate of Palazzo Pitti, and the guide will give an explanation of the Palazzo Pitti while walking you towards the gardens. You can only get to know these details from a professional and local guide who is has a profound knowledge of all the small details. You can take a relaxing walk through this amazing open-air museum, full of fountains, temples, beautiful caves and sculptures (Michelangelo, Giambologna) and many more. Walk with your guide and admire its masterpieces like the Grotta Grande, the Amphitheater, the Viottolone and the Isolotto, the Knights Garden and the Kaffehaus and enjoy a spectacular view of Florence. Before the tour ends, don't forget to ask your guide for any additional questions you may have and at the end of the tour you may stay some time in the garden at your leisure, making it more memorable.

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Florence: Boboli Gardens Small-Group Walking Tour

2. Florence: Boboli Gardens Small-Group Walking Tour

This walking tour throughout the city is ideal for discovering the secrets and mysteries of Florence. Your expert, multilingual-guide will walk with you through the millennial streets and squares while illustrating what makes Florence one-of-a-kind. From the life of Dante to the rise and fall of the Medici family, this exclusive walking tour will take you through the city’s fascinating history. Continue on your journey to the magical Boboli Gardens. With your guide, walk through the alchemical paths of the Boboli made of mazes that lead to hidden caves covered with limestone. Be stunned by the genius engineering of XVI century architects like Buontalenti, the inventor of the first Gelato. Wander around the fountains, obelisks and even ice making pyramids. Finally, enjoy breathtaking 360° views of Florence from Cavalier's Palace.

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Boboli Gardens Skip-the-Line Tour

3. Boboli Gardens Skip-the-Line Tour

Journey back in time on a guided tour of the Boboli Gardens and get impressive views of Florence as you explore the formal 16th-century Italian gardens of the Medici grand dukes of Tuscany. Learn how the noble, Luca Pitti bought land from the Borgolo family on the south side of the River Arno following construction of his palace. Explore aspects of the original design by Niccolò Tribolo and later features by Giorgio Vasari, Bartolomeo Ammannati and Bernardo Buontalenti. Marvel at water features, including many fountains and little islands, along with temples, statues and beautiful caves built within the grounds. See the impressive Grotta Grande and beautiful Fountain of Neptune above the Amphitheatre, along with the Koffeehouse and Knight's Garden overlooking the surrounding countryside.

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Florence: Boboli The Medici Gardens & Hidden Messages

4. Florence: Boboli The Medici Gardens & Hidden Messages

Get lost in the woods. On this itinerary, discover the gardens designed for Cosimo I de Medici in 1562 which became a model for the European royal gardens. Boboli, with its green architectures, statues, fountains, terraces and grottoes, is the first park in Europe where works of art hide meanings and allegories. On your 1.5-hour  guided walking tour, you will hear about the stories and myths of the gods and heroes, imagined and represented by artists from many periods, from ancient Roman to contemporary. Among these are the sculptures of Hercules, of Demeter and the Spartan King Tyndareus, the Fountains of the Artichoke and of Neptune, the Secret Garden and the Tunnel of Love.  In the purest italian style, the gardens consist of several kilometers of rich vegetation and great fountains. You will go to the top of the gardens where it is possible to admire a spectacular panoramic view of the city of Florence.

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Florence, Italy: Learn Italian in the Boboli Gardens

5. Florence, Italy: Learn Italian in the Boboli Gardens

Enjoy a 4-hour tour of the magical Boboli Gardens while learning some of the most useful phrases in the Italian language. Learn about the history of this magical setting. Taste some bites of typical Tuscan food while picnicking in the gardens. “Hello.” “Good morning.” “Thank you very much.” “I would like to have red wine.” These are just some useful words and phrases you will learn on this tour. Speak like a true Italian in just a few hours. Explore the beautiful Boboli Gardens, famous for belonging to one of the most important families in Florence: The Medici. Discover the history, architecture, flora, and caves of this wonderful garden with our knowledgeable guides. Satisfy your curiosity, and learn as many words as you want. Conclude the tour with a small picnic in this garden, dating back from the Renaissance era. Taste typical Tuscan products while relaxing in this unique location.

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Florence: Medici’s Mile Tour and Entrance to Boboli Gardens

6. Florence: Medici’s Mile Tour and Entrance to Boboli Gardens

Enjoy an exciting guided tour through Medici's Mile, a UNESCO World Heritage Site with the highest concentration of monuments and open-air works of art in the world. Led by a professional local guide, discover the most important sights of the city and retrace the fascinating history of the Medici dynasty. Listen to stories and anecdotes of intrigue, power struggles, secrets, and betrayals. Admire the palaces, streets, and squares where the members of the Medici family lived and socialized. Walk along the same narrow streets where they walked, touch the stones used to build their residences and see the monuments from their daily life: Palazzo Medici Riccardi, their first residence in San Lorenzo district, where you can find their Church and mausoleum: Medici Chapels. A few steps away you will reach the magnificent Cathedral, with the imposing Brunelleschi’s Dome and the stunning Palazzo Vecchio, set above Piazza della Signoria. Later, follow the path of the Vasari Corridor, a spectacular secret corridor used by the Medici Grand Dukes of Tuscany to move between the Palazzo Pitti and their offices located inside the Palazzo Vecchio. After the guided tour, make the most of your entrance ticket to the Boboli Gardens which will allow you to explore the Porcelain Museum and Bardini Gardens at your own pace.

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What people are saying about Boboli Gardens

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 14 reviews

Rosella was fantastic. We learned a lot about the garden and the rise and fall of the Medici family. Visiting the gardens is a nice alternative to the usual city tours. Since you always have Florence in view from the garden, everything is easy to talk about.

We had a very interesting tour with Rossella through the Boboli garden. The tips on what we can do with an admission ticket were also very informative!

A visit that has exceeded our expectations since we have learned a lot from our guide and recommended us great places to visit

Guide was wonderful

I really enjoyed the tour. The guide was extremely knowledgeable and had a great personality.

Fascinating and beautiful

Marcus was terrific, sharing Medici history along with the garden. Great tour!