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Boboli Gardens (Giardino di Boboli) Tours

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Boboli Gardens (Giardino di Boboli)
Pass through the arched entrance of Florence’s stately Pitti Palace and into the serenity of the sweeping Boboli Gardens (Giardino di Boboli), once the private playground of this Renaissance capital’s ruling Medici family. Dating from the 16th century, the Giardino di Boboli is among the earliest examples of formal Italian gardens, commissioned for the wife of Cosimo I de Medici in 1540. The gardens were expanded in the 16th and 17th centuries, and now cover 11 acres (4.4 hectares) of hillside and include a collection of outdoor sculptures dating from ancient Rome through the 17th century, making it a veritable open-air museum.

The Basics
The Boboli Gardens are among Italy’s most famous gardens, and a popular attraction in central Florence as they offer a respite from the crowded city streets. Visitors can stroll along tree-lined paths on a private tour—or, for those traveling with kids, a family-friendly garden tour—to admire the expanses of manicured lawns, Renaissance fountains, classical grottos, nymphaea, temples, and an amphitheater with an Egyptian obelisk at its center. Tickets to the Boboli Gardens include entrance to the Porcelain Museum, inside the garden’s 18th-century Palazzina del Cavaliere, and the neighboring Bardini Gardens. Admission is free on the first Sunday of each month.

Things to Know Before You Go
  • A visit to the Boboli Gardens is perfect for kids who need to let off a bit of steam, but stay on the walking paths as some sections of lawn are off limits.
  • The gardens can be toured only on foot, so be sure to wear comfortable shoes and a sun hat.
  • You may bring food and drink into the gardens for an impromptu picnic on one of the many outdoor benches.
  • There are four entrances to the Gardens: Pitti Palace, Annalena (Via Romana 37/A), Porta Romana, and Forte Belvedere. 

How to Get There
The Boboli Gardens are located between Palazzo Pitti and Porta Romana in Florence’s central Oltrarno neighborhood. The main entrance on Piazza de’ Pitti can be reached in 30 minutes on foot or 15 minutes by bus from the Santa Maria Novella train station. Florence is a popular destination for shore excursions from the port city of Livorno.

When to Get There
The gardens are best visited from spring through fall, when the weather is mild, and early in the morning or late in the afternoon during the hottest months of the year. 

Important Works in the Boboli Gardens
The Boboli Gardens hold an important collection of Renaissance statues and fountains. Notable works include “Bathing Venus” and “Fountain of the Ocean” sculpted by Giambologna, a copy of “The Prisoners” by Michelangelo, and a number of pieces by Buontalenti.
Address: Piazza Pitti, 1, Florence, Tuscany 50125, Italy
Hours: Open daily from 8:15am to 4:30pm (Nov-Feb), to 5:30pm (March), to 6:30pm (April-May, Sept-Oct) and to 7:30pm (June-August)
Admission: Full Price: 7 euros; Reduced: 3.50 euros
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Boboli Garden Skip The Line Ticket

Boboli Garden Skip The Line Ticket

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One of the most dazzling Renaissance gardens in Italy, the Boboli Gardens are a highlight of Florence. Avoid a delay at the entrance with this skip-the-line ticket and make the most of your time exploring the grounds. Take in the sculpture-lined walking paths, ornate fountains, decorative grottoes, and other highlights at your own pace, stopping to snap photos and relax far from the crowds in this extensive Italian-style park.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes to 3 hours
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Guided tour Boboli - hidden garden of Casa Medici

Guided tour Boboli - hidden garden of Casa Medici

If you love gardens and nature but don't want to pass indifferently in front of Boboli's secrets, this is the tour for you! A guided tour of the Boboli garden is ideal not to miss those details, the stories and mysteries of those who created it. We want to show you the magic of Boboli and his interweaving of "green architecture" that inspired many of the European royal gardens, such as Versailles.
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Ferrari Test Drive in Florence

Ferrari Test Drive in Florence

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Jump behind the wheel of a Ferrari for a ride around the Florentine hills. Accompanied by an expert guide, tour the scenic Tuscan countryside in Italy's most stylish car. Choose your distance and duration as well as upgrade options such as an extended trip to Fiesole with a relaxing break for an aperitif or a stop in Chianti country for a unique Italian cappuccino.
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  • 1 hour
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Pitti Palace and Boboli Gardens Private Tour

Pitti Palace and Boboli Gardens Private Tour

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Get a personalized tour of Pitti Palace and the Boboli Gardens during this private excursion in Florence. See the impressive art collections, the architecture, and the lush gardens, accompanied by a dedicated guide. Entrance fees are included.
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  • 3 hours
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Pitti Palace Tour in Florence: Palatine Gallery

Pitti Palace Tour in Florence: Palatine Gallery

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Visit Pitti Palace in Florence for a tour of its Palatine Gallery, a collection of private rooms and chambers that were once used by the grand dukes of the Medici family. Home to a wealth of Renaissance and baroque paintings, the gallery is fascinating to explore. Let an art-historian guide show you its highlights, and discover the showpieces of the Planetary Rooms along with works by Raphael, Titian, and Rubens.
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Florence Hop-On Hop-Off sightseeing tour - Ultimate Hop On and discover Florence

Florence Hop-On Hop-Off sightseeing tour - Ultimate Hop On and discover Florence

Take in highlights across the city of Florence without getting footsore with this hop-on-hop-off bus tour. Learn about the history and architecture of top Florentine sights via live on-board commentary and get off at attractions that interest you to explore more in depth at your own pace. Admire gems like the Duomo, Ponte Vecchio, and Pitti Palace, and enjoy views over Florence from Piazzale Michelangelo and Fiesole.
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Florence Medici Mile Walking Tour along the path of Medici family Residences

Florence Medici Mile Walking Tour along the path of Medici family Residences

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Follow in the footsteps of the Medicis, Florence’s Renaissance-era rulers, on this walking tour. Stroll the route dubbed the ‘Medici Mile’ to see buildings and treasures funded and constructed by this wealthy family, who helped nurture the Italian Renaissance. Admire the Palazzo Medici Riccardi and Duomo, trace the exterior of the Vasari Corridor, and see the Palazzo Pitti, Boboli Gardens, and other residences as you hear about the dynasty’s history, patronage, and power struggles.
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  • 2 hours
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Medici's Mile Walking Tour plus Pitti Palace or Boboli Gardens Ticket

Medici's Mile Walking Tour plus Pitti Palace or Boboli Gardens Ticket

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Trace the footsteps of Florence’s powerful Medici family and learn how these medieval art patrons helped spark the Renaissance. Visit Medici chapels and palaces while hearing tales of court intrigue and scandals. Follow the historic Vasari Corridor that dukes and duchesses used to cross the city in secret, and finish across the River Arno with included admission to your choice of either the Palazzo Pitti — the last Medici residence — or the royal Boboli Gardens.
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Palazzo Pitti Private Tour (with Ticket for Boboli Gardens)

Palazzo Pitti Private Tour (with Ticket for Boboli Gardens)

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Come and visit the last Medici residence in Florence with a private local guide. The museum takes place through the daily life of the Grand Dukes of the Medici family, from Cosimo I to the last descendants (early 700s), Ferdinando, Gian Gastone and in the end Anna Maria Luisa also called the Electress Palatine to whom the museum is dedicated. In addition to the civic and political function of the rooms, the museum also houses a private collection of paintings, ancient statues, Florentine furniture and mosaics of great beauty and historical importance. Not to mention the frescoes that decorate the ceilings and walls. Main attractions of the building: - Galleria Palatina - Real apartments - Gallery of Modern Art - Treasure of the Grand Dukes - Museum of Fashion and Costume At the end of the guided tour of the Pitti Palace, the guide will give you the entrance to the Boboli Gardens
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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Boboli: Gardens of the Royal Palace and Their Hidden Messages

Boboli: Gardens of the Royal Palace and Their Hidden Messages

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Explore an emerald oasis in the heart of Florence on a guided tour of the famous Boboli Gardens. Learn the history of the 16th-century royal gardens, built for Cosimo I de' Medici to adorn the Pitti Palace, and stroll through the lush expanse of manicured trees, ornate fountains and elaborate terraces with a guide. Along the way, uncover the many myths and allegories hidden among the park’s design and statuary.
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Express Pasta-Making Lesson with Gourmet Dinner

Express Pasta-Making Lesson with Gourmet Dinner

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Satisfy your craving for authentic Italian pasta while learning kitchen tricks to take home with this evening cooking class at a chef’s private home in Florence. Help prepare filled and shaped pastas dishes like ravioli with ricotta, pesto tagliatelle, or Florentine gnocchi, and sit down to enjoy the homemade feast along with chef specialties and wine pairings. With only 1 hour of hands-on cooking time, the express lesson allows you to enjoy a full day of sightseeing before your memorable dinner.
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  • 3 hours
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Boboli Garden Tour

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Boboli Garden Tour

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Visit the famous Boboli Gardens, an oasis in the heart of Florence, on a 1-hour guided tour of the Pitti Palace’s royal gardens. Built for Cosimo I de' Medici in the 16th century, the gardens feature exquisite landscaping with a variety of plant life, fountains, and statues by master artists including Michelangelo. Your guide shares stories about the garden’s design and architects for a comprehensive overview.
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Pitti Palace - Private Tour At Galleria Palatina Including Tkts To Boboli Gardens

Pitti Palace - Private Tour At Galleria Palatina Including Tkts To Boboli Gardens

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Step inside the final home of the Medici family on a private tour of the lavish Pitti Palace. Hear stories about the powerful clan and their legacy in Florence as you walk through royal apartments and the remarkable Palatine Gallery, filled with treasures by Titian, Caravaggio, Botticelli, and other Renaissance masters. Later, independently explore the elaborate Boboli Gardens, considered among the finest in Italy.
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Family Tour of Pitti Palace and Boboli Gardens

Family Tour of Pitti Palace and Boboli Gardens

Home to masterpieces by Italian artists including Caravaggio, Raphael, and Titian, the 15th-century Pitti Palace ranks among Florence’s must-see attractions—but the hallways and galleries don’t always appeal to youngsters. On this family-friendly tour, explore the Pitti Palace in a fun and engaging way with your guide. With the art ticked off, let the kids blow off steam among the grottoes, oak trees, and statues in the open-air Boboli Gardens.
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Gardens of Florence Private Tour

Gardens of Florence Private Tour

Escape the bustle of Florence with this private 2-hour gardens tour. Visit the lush green spaces of the Villa Bardini Gardens and Boboli Gardens with a guide.
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Pitti Palace And Its Gardens (boboli & Bardini)

Pitti Palace And Its Gardens (boboli & Bardini)

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Revel in the lavish lifestyles of Florence’s grand dukes and duchesses on a tour of the Pitti Palace, built to house the powerful Medici rulers. See the impressive Renaissance and Baroque collections of these legendary art patrons, plus regal apartments and ceremonial quarters, while a guide fills in details of the Medici reign. Then step outside for a guided stroll through the palace’s elaborate Boboli and Bardini Gardens.
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The Pitti Palace private tour: Splendours of the Royal Residence

The Pitti Palace private tour: Splendours of the Royal Residence

Immerse yourself in the history of Italian royalty on a private tour of Pitti Palace with convenient pick–up from your Florence accommodations. In addition to navigating the vast grounds for you, your guide offers facts and little–known anecdotes often unheard by visitors. Unlike impersonal large–group tours, the private experience ensures the full attention of your guide and plenty of opportunity to ask questions.
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Florence Photography Walking Tour: Palaces, Palazzos and Bridges

Florence Photography Walking Tour: Palaces, Palazzos and Bridges

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Learn how to capture the stunning Florence scenery like a master on this 3-hour private photography tour. Explore the iconic Ponte Vecchio along the Arno River, the Piazza della Signoria and other scenic monuments as your private guide provides professional tips on how to capture the world around you on camera. Choose between two tour options, one that takes you through the Boboli Gardens and Palazzo Pitti, or a route that shows you Florence’s true Renaissance gems.
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Florence Independent Tour with Audiopen and Optional Lunch

Florence Independent Tour with Audiopen and Optional Lunch

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Use a handheld audio guide to explore Florence, and make your way around a preset route, put together by a local expert guide. The innovative ‘audiopen’ includes a touch-screen map, which allows you to wander the city streets and learn about its sights as you go. Check out Palazzo Pitti, Florence Duomo, the Church of San Lorenze and Brunelleschi’s Dome among other landmarks on your route. Want to enhance the experience? Add a meal when you book and enjoy three courses of food in Florence’s historical center.
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Inferno by Dan Brown Novel 4 hours with Boboli Gardens

Inferno by Dan Brown Novel 4 hours with Boboli Gardens

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Bring Inferno to life with a tour of the Florence sites featured in Dan Brown’s best-selling novel. This private sightseeing tour takes you to Palazzo della Signoria, the Baptistery and Cathedral of Florence, and more, all while learning about Florence culture and history through the lens of literature.
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Combo Tour Uffizi Gallery Audiopen Visit and Best of Florence Audiopen Walking Tour

Combo Tour Uffizi Gallery Audiopen Visit and Best of Florence Audiopen Walking Tour

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Follow an innovative audioguide to discover the top sights in Florence at your own pace. The guide covers the highlights of the Uffizi Gallery and Florence landmarks including: Piazza della Signoria, Basilica San Miniato al Monte, Mercato del Porcellino and many others in a single tour, which you can complete at your leisure. This package includes skip-the-line access to the Uffizi Gallery, one of Florence's most popular museums.
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Private Enchanted Florence Boboli Gardens Tour for Kids and Families

Private Enchanted Florence Boboli Gardens Tour for Kids and Families

Are you keen on gardens in the heart of the city? Then choose the extraordinary Enchanted Gardens of Florence Tour! Our Tour is perfect for families with kids who decide to explore the city in a different way. Through the gardens of the city, our kid friendly tour guide will present you with another perspective of Florence. Such an idyllic atmosphere will enchant and relax the whole family! Recommended in spring for the beautiful flowering of the wisteria tunnel, the tour is feasible in the other months of the year thanks to the breathtaking views of Florence.
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Fast-Track Tour to Boboli Garden in Florence

Fast-Track Tour to Boboli Garden in Florence

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS • Join a guided tour of the royal Boboli Gardens in Florence • Stroll through acres of gardens, trees, fountains and terraces with a knowledgeable guide • Learn the history of the 16th-century Italianate gardens behind the Pitti Palace - Boboli is one of the most elegant and ancient Italian-style gardens. It has a breath-taking, landscaped garden, which is an open-air museum, filled with ancient statues, fountains, and an incredible artificial grotto designed by Niccolò Tribolo and after his death, the works were completed by his collaborators: Giorgio Vasari, Bartolomeo Ammannati, Bernardo Buontalenti, and others.
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Engaging Tour For Kids Of Pitti Palace And Boboli Gardens

Engaging Tour For Kids Of Pitti Palace And Boboli Gardens

Enjoy entertaining and educational visits to the Pitti Palace and Boboli Gardens with your family on a private 3-hour tour. Through dynamic narration and engaging activities, the tour is sure to hold the attention of kids and grown-ups alike. Learn about the exciting lives of the Medeici Family and other noble families inside the palace. Then enjoy the fresh air as you explore the sprawling gardens outside.
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  • 3 hours
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Court luxury

Court luxury

Opulence and solidity. Elegance and refinement. In a nutshell Palazzo Pitti. A monumental complex bearing witness to the splendor of the Medici, Lorraine and Savoy families, powerful dynasties that ruled Tuscany and Italy. From a simple palace it became a palace and theater of the events of the grand-ducal court. In Love With Florence offers you a journey to understand the evolution of taste through the centuries, lifestyles, precious objects. We will take a dip in the past to relive, thanks to anecdotes and curiosities, a vanished world. In the gardens we will stroll in the shade of ancient trees and discover mysterious caves while in the palace we will admire one of the most important picture galleries in Italy which boasts works by Raphael, Titian, Rubens, Caravaggio. Guided tour 3 hours: Pitti Palace, Palatine Gallery, Boboli Gardens.  Meeting at your hotel or other place in the city center to be agreed. The tour takes place on foot through the streets of the center.
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  • 3 hours
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Florence: Family Treasure Hunt Gods and Animals Tour

Florence: Family Treasure Hunt Gods and Animals Tour

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS • Take a family orientated guided tour • Explore the elegant and ancient Italian-style gardens • Choose a fun and interactive way to learn about the Florentine history • Enjoy a taste of traditional Italian ice-cream - Florence is a city with history, lots of secrets waiting to be discovered. This tour is perfect for families with kids, a time for a solid bond with the children on your way to hunt treasure by solving riddles, puzzles and we will also reward you with great time and lasting memories. Let us show Florence in different angles and with a language suitable for children than any other activities. Get ready to check your list: Find all the clues in the Eleonora di Toledo’s garden, explore every corner and discover the secrets of this incredible place.
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What are Boboli Gardens (Giardino di Boboli) hours of operation?
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Boboli Gardens (Giardino di Boboli) hours of operation: Open daily from 8:15am to 4:30pm (Nov-Feb), to 5:30pm (March), to 6:30pm (April-May, Sept-Oct) and to 7:30pm (June-August). Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Boboli Gardens (Giardino di Boboli) can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund. See all 32 Boboli Gardens (Giardino di Boboli) tickets and tours on Viator.
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Boboli Gardens (Giardino di Boboli) costs USD 30.18. Guided Boboli Gardens (Giardino di Boboli) tours start around USD 30.18 per person. See all 32 Boboli Gardens (Giardino di Boboli) tickets and tours on Viator.
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