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Guided Walking Tour of Medici’s Mile with Entry to Boboli Gardens

€49
Free Cancellation

You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.

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  • Explore the highlights of Florence’s UNESCO World Heritage Site city center.
  • Enjoy a walk through the city's most famous sights including the Vasari Corridor and Palazzo Vecchio (from outside).
  • Explore the Boboli Gardens on your own, and get a chance to see some of its famous attractions such as The Fountain of Neptune and The Isolotto.
  • Discover Florence’s rich history and culture with the help of an expert guide by your side throughout your tour.

Inclusions

  • Guided tour of the Medici district
  • Entry ticket to Boboli Gardens, Porcelain Museum & Bardini Gardens
  • Local professional guide in English or Spanish
  • Multilingual assistance at the meeting point

Exclusions

  • Guided tour of Boboli Gardens
  • Food and snacks
  • Hotel transfers
  • Audio guide
  • For groups of 15 or more people, earphones will be provided to ensure everyone can hear the guide.
  • Please wear comfortable shoes and clothing since there will be a significant amount of walking on the tour.
  • You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.

Why Take Boboli Gardens Tours?

  • Expert insight: Guided tours of Boboli Gardens provide expert insights into the attraction’s history and significance.
  • Save time: Guided tours streamline your experience, saving tons of time at the entrance and inside the attraction.
  • Exclusive access: Guided tours to Boboli Gardens provide exclusive access, allowing you to enter the attraction without waiting in line.
  • Tour in your language: You can get guided tours to Boboli Gardens in your language.

Highlights Covered on a Boboli Gardens Tour

Madama Grotto

Madame Grotto, built between 1553 and 1555, is a captivating example of Italian Renaissance architecture. The artificial structure features intricate stalactite formations, sculptures, and a central pool, offering visitors a unique fusion of art and nature.

Buontalenti Grotto

Popularly called Grotto Grande this is one of Boboli Garden’s masterpieces. It was designed by Bernardo Buontalenti in the 16th century and considered the most famous grottoes in Boboli Gardens. The cave-like structure combines natural elements with artificial embellishments, including sculptures, frescoes, and water features.

Garden of Ganymede

The Garden of Ganymede, overlooking the Kaffeehaus, was built in the 1770s, later than most other attractions inside Boboli Gardens. The garden, set on a majestic hill, has symmetrical stairways, terraces, and the Ganymede Foundation. You can admire the fountain and catch amazing views of beautiful Florence.

Garden of Camellias

The garden, located between Palazzo Pitti and the Sundial building’s southern wing, linked Prince Mattias de Medici’s private apartments and the Boboli Gardens. Prepare to witness a diverse camellia species blooming with colors and life.

Giardino Del Cavaliere

 Located on top of the Rampart erected by Michelangelo in 1529, Giardino Del Cavaliere is an attractive expanse for leisurely walks, which is also accessible via a dual staircase. The meadow provides vistas of Torre al Gallo and numerous exclusive Florentine residences, enhancing its allure.

Knight's Building & Rampart

The Rampart saw the erection of the Knight’s Building between 1527 and 1530. Knight Malatesta Baglioni took up residence in the Knight’s Building, earning this Boboli Garden landmark its name. Meanwhile, the Rampart was constructed during the 1927 Florence siege, adding an intriguing layer to the garden's heritage.

Upper Botanical Garden

The Upper Botanical Garden, situated west of Cypress Lane has ponds hosting aquatic flora and a diverse array of exotic plants, including pineapples. The garden was added to Boboli Gardens’ expansion plan in the 17th century, but the layout was set only in the 19th century.

What to Expect on a Boboli Gardens Tour?

Be transported to a realm of timeless beauty and refined artistry on your Boboli Gardens tour. Get ready for a captivating journey through history and nature on our Boboli Gardens tour. Walk in the footsteps of the Medici family, surrounded by stunning sculptures and lush landscapes. Marvel at the grandeur of Palazzo Pitti and get lost in the allure of the garden's fountains. Discover hidden gems like the enchanting Grotta Grande and the serene Bardini Garden. This tour is your ticket to a world of art, tranquility, and architectural marvels.

Frequently Asked Questions About Boboli Gardens Tours

How much does a Boboli Gardens tour cost?

The pricing of the Boboli Gardens tours might vary depending on the type of experience you're choosing. Boboli Gardens guided tours starts from €49.

What is the Boboli Gardens tour?

The Boboli Gardens tour is a guided exploration of Florence's renowned garden complex, showcasing historic landscapes, sculptures, fountains, and architectural wonders.

Why should I opt for a guided tour of the Boboli Gardens, and what does it include?

A guided tour of the Boboli Gardens is an excellent option, as you can learn fascinating things about the attraction’s past through an expert guide.

How long does a Boboli Gardens guided tour last?

The duration of a Boboli Gardens tour might vary depending on what it covers. A typical Boboli Gardens guided tour lasts two hours.

What languages are Boboli Gardens guided tours available in?

Boboli Gardens guided tours are available in several languages like English, Spanish, Italian, French, etc.

What parts of the Boboli Gardens can I access with a guided tour?

The tour typically covers highlights such as historic landscapes, sculptures by renowned artists, Palazzo Pitti, various fountains, and unique garden sections like Grotta Grande and Bardini Garden.

Do I get skip-the-line access with my Boboli Gardens tour?

Yes, you can get skip-the-line access with the Boboli Gardens guided tour.

What is the cancellation policy for a Boboli Gardens tour?

You can cancel your Boboli Gardens tour tickets up to 24 hours before the tour begins.

Are the Boboli Gardens tours suitable for children?

Yes, Boboli Gardens tours are suitable for children. The perfect amalgam of nature, art, and artistry, Boboli Gardens beholds and inspires young minds.

Are there any physical requirements for the tour?

While the tour involves walking, it is generally suitable for most fitness levels. However, some areas might have uneven paths, so comfortable footwear is recommended.