The ticket to the Boboli Gardens includes entrance to the Silver, Porcelain and Costume Galleries in the Pitti Palace.
Eleonora di Toledo, the Spanish-born wife of Cosimo I de' Medici, initiated the landscaping of the Boboli Gardens in 1549. Niccolo' Pericoli, called "il Tribolo," laid out the first axial development of the gardens, and Bartolomeo Ammanati and Giorgio Vasari took over upon his death. They extend over a vast area, forming an open-air museum filled with antique and Renaissance statues, grottoes, and large fountains.
Entrance to the Boboli Gardens includes entrance to the Silver, Porcelain and Costume Galleries in the Pitti Palace. These galleries, a portion of which are housed in the former summer apartments of the Medici dukes, are now used to display period furniture, costumes, silverware, carved vases, amber, gems, cameos, Chinese and Japanese porcelain, and enamels.
The ticket also includes entrance to the panoramic Giardino Bardini with access from both Via de' Bardi 1 (Piazza dei Mozzi) and Costa San Giorgio 2.
Please note that the Boboli Gardens have been reopened and the entrance is located at the Fort Belvedere.
The public can only access the courtyard dell Ammannati and visit the Amphitheatre, the Neptune Fountain, the Sundial, the lawn of the chestnut, the Garden of the Knight and the Porcelain Museum.
|Price||$20.00 per person|
|Children (6-17 years old)||$6.00 per person|
|From Nov 05, 2015 to May 22, 2016||$20.00 per person|
|From May 31, 2016 to Nov 06, 2016||$20.00 per person|
|From Nov 30, 2016 to Jan 08, 2017||$20.00 per person|
|From Jun 27, 2017 to Oct 29, 2017||$20.00 per person|
|Children (6-17 years old)||$6.00 per person|
The Boboli Gardens entrance ticket does NOT include admission to the Pitti Palace (Royal Apartments and the Galleria Palatina). Each entrance must be purchased separately.
Both the Boboli Gardens and the Bardini Gardens are closed on the first and last Monday of the month. Entrance to the Boboli Gardens is free for all children under 18 years of age, however Select Italy recommends that you make a reservation in order to skip the line. Please note that there is a fee for the reservation. Tickets for children under 6 are free and they do not require a ticket.
The Boboli Gardens allows reserved entrances every 15 minutes from 8:15 am to 5:30 pm. The gardens officially close at sunset, therefore the closing time changes throughout the year.
You are allowed to stay in the gardens as long as you would like after entrance. You should plan for at least 2 hours to walk the full property.
The Boboli Gardens are closed every first and last Monday of the month as well as December 25, January 1 and May 1.
Reservation requests for this museum generally can be confirmed in one business day. If you place your order on Friday, confirmation will not be available until Monday.
The Boboli Gardens are located in the Pitti Palace complex near the Ponte Vecchio and are only a 5 minute walk from the Galleria degli Uffizi, 10 minute walk from the Duomo and 20 minute walk from the Galleria dell'Accademia.
Select Italy does not offer a combination pass for the Pitti Palace and Boboli Gardens. Each entrance must be purchased separately.
You can easily visit the Pitti Palace and the Boboli Gardens in one day. Plan to see the Palace first and the Gardens approximately 2 hours later to allow for viewing time.
The Boboli Gardens are wheelchair accessible, but due to the steep hillside site of the Bardini Gardens, they are not accessible for people with reduced mobility.
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An absolute must-see while in Florence. The rooms and museums in the Palace provide a great perspective on the power of the Medici family. The gardens were awesome--well worth the time to visit. I would go back for a second visit as there is so much to take in.
The gardens were spacious and interesting.
This an absolute must-see in Florence! Though do not plan too many things in one day - that was my mistake... When I came to the Gardens after the Uffizi Gallery and the Pitti Palace, I was too tired to walk anymore. So I spent my first 30 minutes there simply sitting on the grass...:) Then I made myself stand up and go, and never thought it was a wrong decision. Even when my legs hurt, I was so happy to walk all the pathways there. Wonderful, beautiful, charming place!!! Enjoy:)
great...hot.....go early-it's less crowded and a tad bit cooler. Take and use an umbrella
Our group of 4 enjoyed the gardens, especially in reference to the classical statuary and fountains. Prepare for a long hike if you wish to see all the vistas. Select Italy service a very good.