Giardino di Boboli

Giardino di Boboli, Florence: Tickets, Tours, Address, Phone Number, Giardino di Boboli Reviews: 3.5/5

Giardino di Boboli
3.5
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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.
Suggested duration
< 1 hour
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from $29.84
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Lisa
3 contributions
A shameful joke!
Sep 2021
A maze of suffering coming straight out of Dante imagination. It is so badly organised that we could not find the exit and had to suffer through the unkept gardens and dry patches of grass. The fountains and ponds were dry except for one in which the water was so green and stagnant that any animal defence organisation would petition to close the gardens at first sight. It would have been a bad experience even if we had paid 2 euros each, but considering the price was more than the triple, it can only be described as a shameful joke!
Written September 17, 2021
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maud d
London, UK48 contributions
Waste
Sep 2021 • Couples
If you would like to pay 10 euros for a garden that is not watered but where the secators are over used... this is your place. Mortisia Adams is the gardener, you will not find a flower.
Written September 16, 2021
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SAndra
Bucharest, Romania94 contributions
Not that great!
Sep 2021 • Couples
Lovely views of Florence but that's all.
This was such a major disappointment and waste of time since there isn't much to see and the gardens are poorly maintained.
Written September 16, 2021
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Lin L
Victoria, Canada3 contributions
Poorly maintained waste of time with no proper signage. Expensive and not worth it. No vale la peina.
Sep 2021
This is one of the worst, most poorly organized and poorly maintained gardens I've ever seen. It was a complete waste of time. First, I wasted over two hours trying to find places because the signs mention a destination, but the following sign doesn't have it on it, so you don't know where you are. Then, the next sign doesn't refer to either of the previous ones. The grounds are a mess- no one has weeded, cut or maintained anything . Also it's horribly set up. It should be seamless to go from the Pitti to the garden instead of having to go all the way around. They also have the entrance and exit labelled in the same place. How stupid is that? I've never seen such terrible signage. Also, the woman who sold me the ticket told me it was for both, and it wasn't. Then, when I went to get into the palace, I had to go out, line up and waste more time. This is the worst experience I have had with a place in Italy. Absolute waste of time.
Written September 12, 2021
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Scott B
Wantagh, NY514 contributions
Open Entrance Gates Hard to Find, Read Here
Aug 2021
Unmaintained large public garden, other than the lower garden which had been somewhat cared for. We walked throughout the entire park and the best thing to see if the view from the very top of all of Florence. There are a few nice fountains inside it too, and the Buontalenti Grotto was cool, but could only be viewed from the outside (even though the people at the gate said it would open daily at 330).

Google maps and the taxi drivers told us to use a gate near the Boboli gardens neighborhood, but it was closed as well as a few others. So, there were only 2 gates open from what we could tell and one is small and tough to find. The other is located at the entrance of the museums. Note: the garden pass does not get you in to any of the museums within the gardens. DO NOT FOLLOW GOOGLE MAPS TO FIND THE GATES. We found many people who were doing the same and ending up in the dead-end neighborhood only to turn around and walk back another 1.5 kilometers. If you are walking by a big unmaintained building, by the side of it and up a hill you are going to the neighborhood and that is not the right direction.

Once you are in the garden the signage will direct you to exits which are closed too, so be sure to note where you start. Bathrooms were extremely disgusting too and had not been cleaned for days it appeared.
Written September 7, 2021
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Marek V
Bratislava, Slovakia6 contributions
A beautiful garden with a beautiful sceneries near Pallazo Pitti and Ponte Vecchio.
Aug 2021 • Solo
Giardino di Boboli is a beautiful place to spend a afternoon in. Garden has numerous of paths which a visitor can choose and soent there from one to three hours (imo). The Neptune's fountain is located at the top of the Garden. There are numerous benches where you can sit and enjoy the view. Near the Porcelain Museum I've experienced one of the most beautiful views of Tuscany in my life.
Written September 3, 2021
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UGeo
3 contributions
overpriced
Aug 2021
The fact that you have to pay an entrance fee to enter the garden is incomprehensible. The garden looked unkempt, not very appealing, no comparison to other gardens, e.g. in Tivoli (Villa d'este).
Written August 20, 2021
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Ogi0
Sofia, Bulgaria16,465 contributions
Giardino di Boboli
Aug 2021
Although the gardens are in the open - park, at the entrance we were asked for vaccination certificates, which we did not have. And they wouldn't let us go. I think it's very stupid.
Written August 16, 2021
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Jake23
New Jersey6,073 contributions
Ok...
Aug 2021 • Couples
We were expecting more from Boboli. There honestly was not much to see and while there were some beautiful sculptures there wasn’t much else. Maybe it is nicer in the Spring with some flowers.
Written August 1, 2021
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John
12 contributions
Don’t miss it
Aug 2021 • Couples
I highly recommend this great place in the heart of Florence! It needs at least half a day, really beautiful, choose a sunny day to visit it
Written August 1, 2021
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