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Folon e il Giardino delle Rose

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Reviewed October 8, 2018

The beautiful rose garden with perfect views over the city is one of the hidden gems in Florence, located just bellow Piazzale Michelangelo. It is also well-known for bronze sculptures of the Belgian artist Folon, who donated his works to the city. It is a...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Borzov
Reviewed July 24, 2018

Although its a bit of a hike to get here but it is definitely beautiful and so worth the travel. This lovely rose garden with more than 350 variety of roses and contemporary sculptures is a perfect little stop on our way to Piazzale Michelangelo....More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Asaali
Reviewed July 17, 2018 via mobile

On the moderate slope up to the Piazzale Michelangiolo the is a sublime little stop worth a look. There are pretty gardens, lovely comtemporary sculpture and incredible uninterupted views of the Florence skyline. For a little rest in a hot afternoon there is no better...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank inoble
Reviewed July 5, 2018 via mobile

This garden is worth the short but steep walk up the hill, you get stunning views of the city but I highly recommend you keep walking up the steps to the top to get the best view. Absolutely stunning!

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank jemmah574
Reviewed July 4, 2018

Stopped by while visiting the Piazza Michaelangleo. Slopeside rose gardens with a quirky piece of art in the shape of a suitcase that doubles as a picture frame for a fun photo op. The signage in the garden was a bit misleading---the garden slopes downhill,...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank MaryKop
Reviewed June 23, 2018

We accessed this garden from the wonderful viewpoint at Piazzale Michelangelo. We made our way down through the rose garden and lovely shaded paths. There were several grottoes built into the hillside as we descended. At the bottom was the tower Porta St Niccolo. From...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank TassieTravellers99
Reviewed June 2, 2018

Really stunning little garden, tranquil and filled with fragrant roses, plus great views over Florence. Actually one of my favourite places I went.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank sarahdidthis
Reviewed June 2, 2018

This was my third time in Florence and I can't believe I had not known about this place before. It is absolutely lovely and also offers a great view of the city. And it's free! This should be a must-visit spot for everyone. The roses...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Turtleliving
Reviewed May 23, 2018 via mobile

Visited the Rose Garden on a hot Sunday afternoon. What a beautiful and peaceful place! Loved the roses and also the lovely fragrance. ❤

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Ariel-Scarlett
Reviewed May 21, 2018 via mobile

Absolutely lovely rose gardens for free. A must see on the way to the view point. Beautiful views of Florence as well.

Date of experience: May 2018
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Piazzale Michelangelo
Just outside the ancient walls of Florence, Viale
Michelangiolo starts. It is a winding road rimmed by
wonderful poplars and holm oaks. The long ascent opens
up to the most beautiful and famous panoramic
viewpoint of Florence: Piazzale Michelangelo, where an
elevated terrace offers visitors an incomparable and
breathtaking view of the entire city from above.
During good weather, Piazzale Michelangelo provides
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