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Florence: Pitti Palace and Boboli Gardens Private Tour

1. Florence: Pitti Palace and Boboli Gardens Private Tour

Meet your guide at Pitti Palace, then head inside for your private tour. Start off with an introduction to the famous Medici Family and the Pitti Family. Learn about their historical influence on Florence and what their lives here would have been like. Follow your guide around the palace, which is similar to an open museum. Walk in the footsteps of grand dukes, and admire the richly decorated interior. Highlights of the tour include the Palatine Gallery, the Royal Apartments, the Gallery of Modern Art, and the Museum of Fashion and Costume. At the end of the tour, receive your priority entry ticket to the Boboli Gardens. Finally, explore the gardens at your own leisure, and marvel at the Renaissance statues and carved fountains.  

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Boboli Garden: Guided Tour

2. 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

3. 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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Florence: Inferno Private Walking Tour

4. Florence: Inferno Private Walking Tour

Discover Florence in a mysterious and unusual atmosphere as you retrace the places of Dan Brown's novel Inferno. Learn all about Dante's Inferno, as the movie was inspired by the events narrated in the Divine Comedy, the historic poem by Dante Alighieri. Start the journey with a visit to the wonderful Boboli Gardens. Follow the steps of Robert Langdon and Sienna Brooks and picture the different movie scenes. Also, visit Torre di Badia and the Dante Society. Just like in the thriller, explore the Palazzo della Signoria and the Baptistery of Florence to discover the mysteries that lie behind Florentine art.

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Pitti Palace Guided Tour: Magnificence of the Medici Dinasty

5. Pitti Palace Guided Tour: Magnificence of the Medici Dinasty

The Pitti Palace was built in the second half of the 15th-century. It is believed to be a project of Filippo Brunelleschi for Luca Pitti but it was unfinished when he died in 1472. In 1550 it was purchased by Eleonora da Toledo, the wife of the Grand Duke Cosimo I de'Medici, as the official residence of the family. In 1560 it was renowned by Bartolomeo Ammannati then at the beginning of the 17th-century by Giulio and Alfonso Parigi. Several changes have been made over the centuries. Now, it houses several museums and is known for the beautiful Boboli Gardens. With your guide, go inside the Palatine Gallery to admire some masterpieces of famous painters including Caravaggio, Botticelli, Rubens, and Titians. Then, visit the Royal Apartments, where the Medici Family, The Grand Dukes of Tuscany, and the Italian Royal Family lived. After the guided visit you can visit the Boboli Gardens independently. 

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Florence: Boboli The Medici Gardens & Hidden Messages

6. 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: Inferno Film Tour from Rome

7. Florence: Inferno Film Tour from Rome

Visit the center of Florence through the eyes of Robert Langdon, the famous Harvard University symbolist born from Dan Brown's books. Retracing the steps of the movie Inferno, you will revive the culture and the history of one of the most famous towns of Italy, discovering the mysteries that lie behind the Florentine art. The underlying theme of the tour will be the Dante's Inferno, which will take you from the Porta Romana up to the Boboli Gardens, through the famous Ponte Vecchio to Piazza Della Signoria taking a look at the ingenious Vasarian Corridor, and from the House of Dante to the Baptistery of St John with its Paradise door.  You will spend a wonderful day by solving the puzzles of an intricate plot with no clearly defined boundaries between fiction and reality, in which not only the medieval  and Renaissance buildings but also their inhabitants, such as Dante, Boccaccio, and Beatrice, will frame the events of Langdon and Sienna during their visit to this unforgettable city.

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Florence, Italy: Learn Italian in the Boboli Gardens

8. 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

9. 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

The Pitti Palace tour with Martina was excellent. She is extremely knowledgeable about art, art history and the general history of the Renaissance. She shared many details about the artists and their relationships with each other. The Palace has a tremendous amount of artwork but Martina focused on the significant pieces. She was excellent.

Our guide “Jacomo” was great again! We had it for the second time! He told us a lot about the history of Pitti Palace and presented a lot of interesting pictures. He loves the story of Florence and he passes it on in exactly the same way. The Boboli Gardens are also very beautiful with a great view over Florence.

Our tour guide from Accord tours, Maria Cristina, was very good and knowledgeable. She spent two hours covering the history of all of the major artworks at the Pitti Palace. She also gave us a brief overview of the architecture of the building and a history of its former residents.

the organization impeccable the guide Leonardo, a very good guy, made us live the visit in an exceptional way: clear, positive, we spent 1h30 'without realizing it .... an experience that I recommend to everyone ...

Very good time with our guide: clear explanations, crisp details and humor. I recommend.