Giardino di Boboli
Giardino di Boboli
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There is plenty of sun, shade, singing birds and whispering fountains in one of Florence's largest and most beautiful gardens, which are located behind the massive Pitti Palace.
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  • exploretheworld29
    Hove, United Kingdom466 contributions
    Both the palace and gardens are not to be missed
    This was well worth a visit. The Pitti Palace was extraordinary - opulent rooms filled with so much history and art and beauty. The gardens are vast and a climb to the top but again offering a wonderful view across Florence and surrounding hills. Take time to stroll around after the palace maybe sit and take in this wonderful gardens. As it was March there were only a few flowers just appearing! We went in free as the first Sunday of the month gave us free admission to both Palace and gardens. The queue was long but moved swiftly. Worth the wait!
    Visited March 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written March 5, 2023
  • Ramikat
    351 contributions
    we visited on a cold day . . .
    We went here on a sunny but cold and windy day in late February. There actually were some flowering bushes, bulb flowers and pansies. The grounds people were getting the island garden ready. I'm sure this is beautiful in warmer weather!
    Visited February 2023
    Written March 18, 2023
  • Carrie W
    Sarnia, Canada221 contributions
    Okay garden, better for the views of Florence and the valley behind.
    It is a nice park and we walked around for about an hour. It is on a hill behind the Pitti Palace. There is a good view of Florence that makes it worthwhile. The garden terrace at the very top was nice and had good views of the valley. Should not cost 10e.
    Visited April 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written April 26, 2023
  • pamela099
    33 contributions
    Lovely gardens but a few improvements needed
    We stumbled across these gardens whilst walking through the Oltrano district in Florence. There are some lovely features here with beautiful gardens and stunning views over the city. The thing that lets it down is the fact that non of the fountains were working and teh water around the fountains is stagnant. The point of a fountain is to see the water. Also they advertise a coffee shop/cafe....they dont actually have one anymore, the building is still there but it's not in use.
    Visited April 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written April 29, 2023
  • Melissa M
    10 contributions
    Beautiful Gardens
    If you’re looking for a peaceful spot, look no further than the Boboli Gardens. This place is huge and has lots of walking trails. You can easily spend 2-3 hours here if you like wandering through flora. The garden at the top of the steps is beautiful, but not accessible by wheelchair. There are many places to sit and rest. I really enjoyed our time here as there were many themed gardens/spots to view.
    Visited April 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written May 4, 2023
  • kbtbsbbb
    Oklahoma City, Oklahoma103 contributions
    Nice outside time in Florence
    Pretty garden paths and sculptures along the way. There are also flowers at the Lemon House gardens. There is a lot of walking so bring water. This is something to do if you have extra time and enjoy outdoor walks in "clean woodlands".
    Visited April 2023
    Written May 16, 2023
  • Kaswiz
    Helsinki, Finland119 contributions
    Nice garden, steep slopes
    The garden is a vast area and really, really beautiful. It is built mostly on a hill, so bring a bottle of water and good shoes. The gravel slopes are so steep that I would not recommend this to the eldest of the family. Inside the garden you can find many interesting details such as the Mostaccini fountain or Buontalenti Grotto (closed for renovation in June 23). There’s also a designated picnic area, but otherwise the grass is mostly off limits.
    Visited June 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written June 13, 2023
  • CabKings
    Tampa, Florida540 contributions
    nice park, some nice views but overall it was ok
    Big beautiful gardens behind putti palace in Florence. Bought tickets online in advance, got the email confirming ticket. Walk to patti palace and to ticket area on right side of building from palace entrance. Show email confirmation and they print out your tickets no more than 15 minutes in advance of your scheduled time for arrival. Go through metal detector and then into gardens. Decent climb up to top of gardens if guest are older or have disability. Large area to see and cover ( over 5 miles i walked) it is nice and views of florence are nice but it is not wonderfully maintained imho.
    Visited June 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written June 13, 2023
  • WanderingOttersons
    Denver, Colorado1,380 contributions
    Large and hilly gardens with good city views
    Great gardens with lots to see. They’re surprisingly large and very hilly. Maybe don’t come here when is above 90 degrees as it’s not quite nice on those days. We chose not to do the palace, but you can get tickets into the garden at the same place and same entrance. The price for just the garden is a little steep.....as are the rocky paths on a hot day. I’m not 100% sure you can get in if you do but a good picnic or a little wine and cheese might be a good option here? We enjoyed the walk despite the hot temperatures.
    Visited June 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written July 19, 2023
  • Alison K
    Lodi, New Jersey888 contributions
    Spacious garden with hidden paths
    Bought a combo ticket including the Pitti Palace. It was nice to see the vastness of the garden after seeing the extravagance of inside the palace. It is steeper than it looks to walk up the hill. Grass was green and well kept, but not too many flowers when we went in mid May. There were some birds in the fountain at the top. We walked from here to the Bardini gardens, which was also included in the ticket. On the way up, there was a place to get a pretty good view of the city.
    Visited May 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written July 24, 2023
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Ashby de la Zouch, UK725 contributions
Feb 2020
The best bargain in Florence is the 3 day pass which gets you into the Uffizi, the Pitti Palace, the Pietra Dura Museum.....and the Boboli Gardens.
On a sunny day, these are a juge and magical place to walk and city, with plenty of splendid views. Make sure you consult the garden maps, as there is aplenty to see and the gardens are more extensive than you might think. I enjoyed the porcelain museum at the top.
Written February 25, 2020
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gustav_and
Bergamo, Italy56 contributions
May 2021 • Couples
Nice walk in the green on a warm day, however almost all of the areas with flowers were blocked off for unknown reason. Half the walk paths as well and in general it is not a botanic garden or similar. If you like statues of different kind from Renaissance to modern then yes might be worth it. If you thinking a nice perfectly taken care of garden with beautiful flowers and perfect lawns, no no, far from.

The big fountain at the bottom of the garden had lots of lemon trees and flowers around it, but it was blocked so you can't go in there. The lemon garden... same story, blocked. All in all you pay full admission but most gates and walk paths been closed so I would not consider going back. Not att all what I was expecting when paying an admission. There are plenty more beautiful places to see in this amazing city
Written May 21, 2021
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KatrinaMolini
Corciano, Italy7,514 contributions
Mar 2022 • Couples
This was our second time in Boboli gardens. We once visited in summer and we didn’t see all of it so we came back years later. I have a feeling it gave a nicer impression when we saw it for the first time, but this time we payed more attention and were surprised how uninteresting it was. It’s huge and there are some statues at the entrances of the paths. The most fascinating sculpture though is the only modern one in the garden (I’m attaching the photos). The rest is not very well kept, the grass is miserable and many areas are partially closed for works. Island Basin is underwhelming because of that. There was a dead turtle on the surface of the water. So sad. The exit by that fountain that is indicated on the map was closed without a warning (and trust me - that was a long way to get there to find out). Moreover, the fee to enter Boboli Gardens was €6 before March and they even raised it twice. For what?!
Written March 18, 2022
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Snorkelbear
Jackson, NH2,699 contributions
Jun 2022
Giving it a one is being generous. The "Gardens" in any other town would be a nasty public park you wouldn't recommend your friends walk through. But here they rudely take 10 euro per person for the insult. Hedges un-trimmed, paths in need of repair, not a flower in sight, fountains broken or green, signage that makes no sense and Artwork you could buy at a roadside garden center.

I don't know what it looked like in its prime but this is not worth your time or money today.
Written June 21, 2022
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maserk
Colorado Springs, CO1,751 contributions
Oct 2022
First tip is to buy a combo ticket with the Uffizi and Pitti Palace that allows you to visit all three for 38 euro versus 46 euro when all purchased separately or 42 euro if you purchase Uffizi separate from the Pitti Palace/Boboli Gardens combo ticket. (We used the official Uffizi Gallery website.)

We spent over three hours walking around the gardens, getting there when it first opened so it was not crowded. (We were also looking for birds, so most people probably would not spend quite as long there. We did find close to 20 different species, which is good for the time of year.)

The gardens are extensive and reminded me just a little of the gardens in Versailles, though probably not as well maintained. Though there are not a lot of actual flowers, it offers vast numbers of trees and shrubs along with some fountains and interesting sculptures. From the top of the hill, there are some magnificent views. There were a number of benches where you can sit and relax, and there's some shade here to be found as well. We found this a very nice respite from the crowded streets of Florence. There was some construction going on, which interrupted the quiet. But we still enjoyed ourselves there all morning.
Written October 17, 2022
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Daniel C
3 contributions
Jul 2023 • Family
What a waste of time and money. It was so brown and uncared for, not a single flower, several places closed off. Not worth the price. They should have offered us the €11/ticket to enter, and ID still reject it knowing how it is. You’re paying to hike steep hills and look and dead grass and see areas closed off to the public. Maybe in the spring it’d be nice if it has green grass. Again, NOT WORTH THE MONEY
Written July 17, 2023
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D.Ioana
Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand15 contributions
Sep 2023 • Couples
The name ‘Boboli Gardens’ is deceiving. This attraction is really just a really large (& expensive) park, and consists of mainly grass, trees, and a few statues in between. No flowers (all dead) or interesting arrangements. The place appears unkept with weeds growing out of what maybe used to be garden patches once upon a time. The fountain water was dirty and stagnant.

It’s no my worth your money, time, or effort (it takes a bit of effort to walk around, as there are a few uphill paths). My recommendation would be to skip this.
Written September 12, 2023
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Cuthbert K
Marloes, UK269 contributions
Sep 2020 • Couples
We entered from the Pritti Palace and enjoyed exploring this very large garden area. You get good views of Florence from the upper areas and there are fountains, grottoes, walkways, a large pond and lots of statues. It’s a good place to chill after the business of the city streets. It isn’t too manicured and some of the statues could do with cleaning.
Written September 28, 2020
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cymopterus
Salt Lake City, UT313 contributions
Sep 2021
I am not sure why the other reviewers are so negative. I had a wonderful time spending a couple hours wandering around the large gardens. It was very relaxing, especially after the overload walking through the art gallery at the Palazzo Pitti. The views of the city and countryside were amazing. I even didn't have a problem finding the exit when I was ready to leave as some reviewers claim. The garden appeared watered and green. Worth a couple hour visit.
Written September 28, 2021
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Andrew S
Swindon, England, United Kingdom26 contributions
Aug 2022
Buying the entry ticket was frustrating as there were a multitude of options. We opted for the gardens and the porcelain museum but when we went from the ticket office to the entrance, the staff member told us that the tickets we had been given were only for the gardens (although we had paid to see both). We went inside and were under-whelmed from the start. Scorched grass, uncared for grounds, a dirty pond with no fountain which was described as the 'Fountain of Neptune'. It would be easy to blame the hot weather, however having been to the gardens in Granada in an equally hot climate, there is no excuse for this level of disregard towards paying visitors.
Written August 6, 2022
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