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Something Very Special

This garden can be seen by appointment in the very sensible late afternoon when the quality of... read more

Reviewed June 18, 2018
MeandHeTravel
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New York City, New York
Incredible place!

This private garden is a very special place, within the city walls of Florence. It is massive and... read more

Reviewed April 14, 2017
Lauretta D
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Reviewed April 14, 2017

This private garden is a very special place, within the city walls of Florence. It is massive and lovely. I loved it!

Date of experience: March 2017
1  Thank Lauretta D
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Reviewed July 19, 2014

My husband and I visited Giardino Torrigiani in May 2014 as part of a Tauck tour. This garden was a memorable highlilght of our trip. My favorite aspect of the garden tour was the entertaining presentation by the Marquis Vanni Torrigiani. He is funny, extroverted, informative, casual and not at all pretentious. He might be in his 30's or 40's. He took us on a stroll around the various sections of the garden: lawns with scuptures, formal flower beds, hilly forest bordered by the old Roman wall and an old stone tower, the historic buildings that have been in his family for centuries, etc. As we walked, the Marquis told us about all the creative ways the Torrigiani family has preserved the large family estate intact, despite Italy's high property taxes. They offer garden tours and classes for the community. They raise herbs for restaurants. They offer a lovely site for weddings and big parties for the glitterati. Different branches of the family live in the large historic manor houses on the property. Vanni gave up his law practice to help his father run the Torrigiani gardens. He does not shy away from work: mowing the huge lawns, maintaining the rose garden, guiding group tours of the property, etc. He clearly enjoys what he does. Touring the Giardino Torrigiani gave me a sense of what it was like for the old wealthy Florentine families who had big estates on the outskirts of the urban center. While we were there, a caterer gave us a cooking lesson. We rolled out pasta dough and made ravioli; then we made a dessert. We ate a tasty lunch (the same menu, but prepared by the caterer). We spent a lovely several hours at this garden.

Date of experience: May 2014
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Reviewed May 15, 2012

The tour of the garden was as lovely as the garden itself. One of the owners takes you through the garden explaining areas, plants, flowers, trees and their history. How his family has lived in these beautiful grounds for generations and how the most special people, such as Michelangelo, have had a hand in making the garden. There is so much history to savour in Giardino Torrigiani as there are trees, plants and flowers. A real gem in the heart of Florence and a real holiday treat.

Date of experience: April 2012
5  Thank Laura C
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Reviewed September 20, 2018
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Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed July 9, 2018
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Date of experience: June 2018
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