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Review of Boboli Gardens

Boboli Gardens
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed April 30, 2013

... they are nice, but nothing special in my opinion. It's also not the easiest walk.
The best thing is the view of the city you get from there.

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Reviewed April 29, 2013

We only managed to spend an hour or so here on our last day, but the gardens were delightful. The view from the Porcellane House (I think that is how it's spelt?) across Florence came as a pretty surprise. We would have liked to have spent the afternoon here, if time had allowed. An enchanting end to our holiday.

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Reviewed April 28, 2013 via mobile

10 euros per person includes gardens, porecelein museum and costume gallery. The gardens are great full of statues ans foutains. The porecelein is really nothing but the costume gallery is nice because its inside the pitti palace. Lets you skip the line for the palace and still see some of it.

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Reviewed April 28, 2013

We had a walking tour guide in Florence one day recommend Boboli Gardens as a great outing and we were very glad we went. It is located behind the Piazza Pitti and when we went, it was difficult to find the entrance. You purchase a ticket to the museum, gardens or both. We only wanted to tour the gardens that day. We asked several people how to enter the gardens and got about four different responses. Follow the signs to the costume gallery and there will be an entrance there. We got lost several times following other people's directions until we kept going towards the Costume Gallery.

There is a map in the garden so you can decide which direction to go. We headed straight up the hill since I was eager to catch a glimpse of Florence from high up. Just keep following trails and you will discover many interesting meadows, fountains, and panoramic views. Make sure to stop in to the Porcelaine Museum high on top of the hill. There are many interesting statues on teh grounds dating back to the 16-17th century.

We had a fun time, just walking, taking pictures and exploring. A resident cat came out to greet us and rolled around on the pathway. We had a sunny, warm day in April to be outdoors and it wasn't crowded at all. After several weeks of exploring cities, it was good to be outdoors in the lush gardens, enjoying nature.

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Reviewed April 23, 2013

The views of the city were more and more beautiful the higher up you climbed. Wear comfortable/sports shoes, it's huge and there's lots of hills and gravel. The price is a little steep for an overgrown park (10euro for >25yrs), but worth the relaxing stroll. The grounds weren't as manicured as we thought they'd be. The grass was overgrown, but the bushes/trees were well kept (so all of our photos are aiming up). Be careful when you're buying your tickets - there are 2 packages in Italian, we saw a few people try to get into the gardens who thought they had the correct package..denied. The ticket to get into the gardens allowed us into a few rooms in the Pitti Palace, which were decadent and lovely. The staff seemed annoyed at our English and we didn't get much help from them. Overall, we enjoyed our visit and break from the city.

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