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Boboli Gardens Entrances | A Detailed Guide on How to Access the Attraction

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Where is Boboli Gardens Located?

How to Enter Boboli Gardens?

There are four entrances to the Boboli Gardens - Pitti Palace, Belvedere Fort, Porta Romana and Via Romano. These entrances provide access to different areas of the Boboli Gardens and its surroundings.

Boboli Gardens Entrances

Pitti Palace Entrance

Where is it? : Straight from Palazzo Pitti courtyard to Boboli Gardens

The Pitti Palace entrance is located on the left of the Boboli Gardens, towards the courtyard. Tourists or visitors can explore the palace and then head to the gardens. However, it is also the most crowded of all entrances. All kinds of ticket holders, including those with skip-the-line, guided tour or audio and visual guide tickets, can enter through this entrance.

Who is it for? : The Pitti Palace entrance to Boboli Gardens is open to all visitors, including tourists and visitors with reduced mobility.
How to reach?: By bus (C3, D) from Pitti-Serragli, train (Line R) to Santa Maria Novella, tram (Line T1) to Unità, or taxi/car rental for scenic access. From the nearest public transport stop, you can take an easy walk to Pitti Palace entrance.
Entrance timings : Daily from 8:15 AM - 6:30 PM.
Average wait time : The average wait time is about 15-30 minutes. But, if you have pre-booked or skip-the-line tickets, the wait time gets reduced to 5-10 minutes.
Accessibility: Yes

Belvedere Fort

Where is it? : One of the hills within the Boboli Gardens from the Belvedere Fort

The Belvedere Fort entrance, reopened in July 2022 after a two-year closure, grants free access to gardens for Florence Municipality residents with valid ID. Less crowded than Pitti Palace entrance, it offers elevated garden vistas and convenient parking, if you're traveling by car.

Who is it for? : Open to all, including those with reduced mobility. The entrance is linked to Belvedere Fort admission, providing a seamless combination.
How to reach?: By bus (D, 11) to Galileo Forte Di Belvedere/Porta Romana, train (SMN) to taxi/bus/walk Porta Romana, tram (Borgo San Iacopo), or car.
Entrance timings : Tuesday to Sunday from 10 AM to 8 PM
Average wait time : The average wait time at the Belvedere Fort entrance would be 5-10 minutes. However, if you have priority tickets, the wait time will be reduced to 2-3 minutes.
Accessibility: Yes

Porta Romana

Where is it? : Southern side of the gardens

Built in the 13th century, Porta Romana is an ancient gate and a remarkable example of classic Italian architecture. This entrance, the city center, makes access to the Boboli Gardens easy by reducing the travel time on the streets of the city. The Porta Romana entrance is also much less crowded than the other entrances since not many people know about it.

Who is it for? : All visitors seeking a convenient and direct way to explore the Boboli Gardens. Not entirely wheelchair accessible.
How to reach?: The entrance is a short walk from nearby transport stops. If arriving by bus, use "Porta Romana" on Via Romana. Tram users can disembark at "T1 Villa Costanza-Scandicci" stop.
Entrance timings : Daily from 8:15 AM to 6:30 PM.
Average wait time : The average wait time is usually just 2-5 minutes since not many people know about the Porta Romana entrance.
Accessibility: No

Via Romano

Where is it? : Near the Boboli Gardens Amphitheatre

Via Romano is easily accessible if you’re travelling to the gardens via road. Also known as the Annalena Entrance, this entry point is not wheelchair accessible or disabled friendly due to curved pathways and roads and uneven terrain.

Who is it for? : All kinds of tourists, except those with reduced mobility.
How to reach?: By bus (11, 131, 131R, 368A, 370A) to Porta Romana stop, tram to Santa Maria Novella, train (Line R) to Santa Maria Novella, or taxi/car rental to Via Romano.
Entrance timings : Daily from 8:15 AM to 6:30 PM.
Average wait time : The average wait time is usually around 15-25 minutes. However, if you have priority tickets, expect to wait for about 5-10 minutes.
Accessibility: No

Disabled Access

Visitors with reduced mobility can access the Boboli Gardens from the Pitti Palace and Belvedere Fort entrances. The palace is equipped with elevators and ramps to make access easier for disabled guests. Limited accessible parking services are also available. You can also rent wheelchairs and walkers free of charge. Service animals and guide dogs are allowed inside. An accompanying person is recommended.

Forte di Belvedere is also wheelchair accessible. Service animals and guide dogs are allowed inside. Unfortunately, the Boboli Gardens entrances at Porta Romana and Via Romano are not wheelchair friendly or ideal for visitors with reduced mobility due to hilly terrain and uneven roads/surface.

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Frequently Asked Questions About Boboli Gardens Entrances

How many Boboli Gardens entrances are there?

There are four entrances to the Boboli Gardens - Pitti Palace, Belvedere Fort, Porta Romana and Via Romano.

What is the main entrance to the Boboli Gardens?

The entrance from Pitti Palace, located on the left side of the gardens towards the courtyard, is the main entry point to the Boboli Gardens.

What is the average wait time at the Boboli Gardens entrance?

It depends on which Boboli Gardens entrance you take. Porta Romana entrance has the least waiting time.

Which is the best entrance to the Boboli Gardens for visitors with tickets?

You can take any of the four entrances. However, if you want to avoid long queues, take the Porta Romana or Forte di Belvedere entrances.

Which entrance at the Boboli Gardens usually has the shortest wait time?

The entrance from Porta Romana usually has the shortest wait time.

Which Boboli Gardens entrance do skip the line ticket holders use?

Skip-the-line ticket holders can use any of the four entrances - Pitti Palace, Forte di Belvedere, Porta Romana, or Via Romano.

Which entrance should I use if I am traveling to the Boboli Gardens as a group?

Visitors travelling in a group can access the Boboli Gardens through either of the four entrances.

Which Boboli Gardens entrance do I use if I don't have tickets?

Use the entrance from Porta Romana to enter Boboli Gardens if you don’t have tickets.

Which Boboli Gardens entrance should visitors with disabilities use?

Visitors with disabilities can use the Pitti Palace or the Forte di Belvedere entrances.

How can I avoid waiting in line for a long time at the Boboli Gardens entrance?

To avoid waiting in line for a long time, book priority tickets online and use the entrances from Porta Romana or Belvedere Fort to access the Boboli Gardens.