Boboli GardenCurrently Open [Closes at 06:30 pm]
- Address: Piazza de' Pitti, 1, Firenze, Italy, Florence
- Timings: 08:15 am - 05:30 pm Details
- Phone: +39-552298732
- Ticket Price: 7 EUR
- Time Required: 01:30 Hrs
- Tags: Museum, Garden, Walking Area, Statue, Leisure, Family And Kids, Fountain, Amphitheater
Boboli Garden - Review
Once upon a time, it was thought to be one of the greatest open air museums AND one of the greatest examples of ‘green architecture’, this awe-inspiring park took four centuries – from the 15th to the 19th – to build, under the patronage of the Medici and the Lorraine families. Designed by Niccolò Tribolo under instruction from the Borgolo family, the gardens have been worked upon by other famous architects such as Giorgio Vasari, Bartolomeo Ammannati and Bernardo Buontalenti. It doesn’t matter what season you visit the garden in, you’ll be just as struck by its majesty. Over the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries, the garden saw a lot of additional beautifying, until it was so lavish that it came to be thought of as an outdoor museum.
Highlights of the garden are:
- An amphitheatre of stone inspired by Roman mythology.
- Neptune’s fountain statue
- Statue of The Abundance
- The Isolloto, an oval shaped island in a tree enclosed pond, surrounded by statues of Greek gods.
- The Large Grotto, which is filled with sculptures in mannerist style.
- The Grotto of Madama
- The Cypress Road
In the middle of the Gardens, you’ll also find the Porcelain museum.
Boboli Garden Ticket Prices
- Combination ticket: Silver Museum,Porcelain Museum, Boboli Gardens, Costume Gallery: EUR 7/ EUR 3.50 for reduced prices.
- Free for kids under 6, disabled and their helpers, authorized tour guides and leaders, teachers accompanying school groups
- You can get an EUR 11.50 combination ticket for the entire Palazzo Pitti-Boboli Garden complex.
Boboli Garden Hours
- Last entrance is 30 minutes before closing time.
How To reach Boboli Garden by Public Transport
- Bus 11 ;stop-San Felice or Pitti
- Buses D and C3; stop- Bardi
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Things to Know Before Visiting Boboli Garden
39.93% of people who visit Florence include Boboli Garden in their plan
08 AM - 09 AM
42.24% of people start their Boboli Garden visit around 08 AM - 09 AM
1 Hr 30 Minutes
People usually take around 1 Hr 30 Minutes to see Boboli Garden
77.02% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Boboli Garden
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Boboli Garden, Florence Reviews
Vast gardens with a few steep hills.. not a lot of colourful flowers but very nice tree lined walks and sculptures. The lake in the middle is very pretty. Lovely on a sunny day. Cafe wasn't open when we were there which was disappointing. The ticket gets you into the the Bardini gardens a short walk away which has pretty gardens and a nice cafe with lovely views.
They are like a maze! So so lovely and perfect for a stroll. Prepare to spend 1-2h here as they are huge. Offer lovely views of the city. No queue for tickets. Beware as it's a garden mosquitoes are everywhere. Would recommend buying a spray for protection.
I give Boboli 3.5 stars. It's nice to be off the jammed streets of Florence and not stepping on people's heels. But, I was expecting more garden. In reality it is mostly paths through trees. Be warned it is hilly, and the climbs are generally not rewarded with great views. Also, the fountains were either dry or very murky. I did like the porcelain museum on top. Amazing pieces from Vienna; 300 years old. Also, the cypress groves is magnificent, though a bit of a walk from Piti Palace.
Nice green park to walk in. We entered at the Pitti Palace and there were no queues during our visit beginning of September, so advance booking to avoid the long waiting (with 3 € booking fee per person) was not necessary. Also because the gardens have more entrances and there was no one waiting to enter either. Flowers are only at the china museum and by the big fountain down the tree alley on a small island which is not accessible; the gates to the island are locked. If you're lucky enough to be loved by mosquitoes, long trousers are highly recommended as starved mosquitoes attack innocent tourists badly in some parts. Toilets included.
Amazed at how big it is. That the family built the secret walking bridge from town, over the Arno and to the Piti. Even the visit in the fall was nice. I'll have to return in the spring when more flowers are in Bloom. It's worth the couple hours that it and the sister garden deserve to take in fully. There is a lot to see and enjoy.