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Boboli Gardens in Florence
Written by Rahul on May 20, 2020 Share on

Boboli Gardens, The Historical Pinnacle of Florence

To be honest, I was always a big fan of the city Florence, only because I had a game ‘Assassins Creed’. It showed most of the Florence in bits and even seeing it on a small screen with players moving around on the screen, the place looks very amazing. From that, I always wanted to visit the city of Florence and especially the Boboli Gardens, which gives out the historical picturisation of medieval Florence. Its architectural beauty, with its large green area which is the open-air museum with structures and statues of various styles and periods, which is spread out throughout the green garden area. The Boboli gardens will give you the first and the most principle examples of the “Italian Gardens”. This Garden is the type of the Pleasure Garden built around 15th Century.

The rose Garden in the Boboli Gardens, Florence
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The 5 Facts Section

1. Niccolò Tribolo was the first one who drew the outline of the Boboli Garden. But he died in 1550 before completion of the drawing.
2. Boboli Garden is from the original owner of the piece of land “Bogoli” and so the name Boboli was the corruption of their family name.
3. After the completion of the garden, there was a problem which arose. There was no water supply and to solve that issue they had to build an irrigation system to draw water from the River Arno.
4. The main attraction of the garden is the statue of the Neptune created by StoldoLorenzi, a mannerist sculpture. This is about how Neptune struck to bring in water.
5. Even though it was open-air, no one other than the Medici family was allowed to enter. They also did not allow entertainment parties.

Boboli Gardens in Florence, Italy
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The Direction Guide to Boboli Gardens

The Florence Garden is a gem of its architecture in Italy. This is one of the places that have to be visited once when visiting Florence. This is one of the top attraction sites that is visited by the customers.

Address:
Piazza de’ Pitti, 1, 50125 Firenze FI, Italy

By Bus:
The Bus services that take you to the gates of the Boboli gardens are:
C3, C4 and 11.

Taking Santa Maria Novella Basilica as a point, giving you directions and means of transport from there.

Drive – The drive is a 3 km long drive and it is a 5-minute drive from the Basilica.
Taxi – The drive is a 3 km long drive and it is a 5-minute drive from the Basilica. The taxi costs up to 10-15 euros.


 Picture Courtesy: Google Maps (Street View)

 Picture Courtesy: Google Maps (Satellite View)

Timings And Tickets Info of Boboli Gardens

Timings:

Opening Days:
From Monday to Sunday

Opening Hours: 08.15 am

Closing Hours:
– 4.30 pm in November, December, January, February
– 5.30 pm in March and October (without Daylight Saving Time)
– 6.30 pm in April, May, September, March and October (with Daylight Saving Time)
– 7.30 pm in June, July, August

Closing Days:
First and last Monday of each month
1 January, 25 December

The admission closes an hour before the closing time of the Gardens.
The Forte Belvedere exits close 30 minutes before the closing of the Gardens.

Tickets:

The type of entry tickets for the Boboli Gardens is a single entry ticket.
You will get free admission to the Garden of Villa Bardini if you had purchased the single entry ticket for the
The ticket rates are the following.

Regular: 10€
Entrance reservation: 3€

Between May and September will be the best time to visit Florence.

There are no specific dress codes in case of entering into the Boboli gardens. You can take the tour in your comfortable casual clothing with good walking shoes as you will have to walk a lot in the garden.

I hope you have all the information about the architectural brilliance of the Boboli Gardens. This is the first open museum with sculptures tracing back to the 15th and 16th century. This should definitely be on your checklist whenever you will be travelling to Europe. All the major attractions can be fitted into a 4 day ideal trip to Italy with Pickyourtrail. Get ready to fill in your bucket list with the activity.

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