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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Boboli Gardens tour is a guided exploration of Florence's renowned garden complex, showcasing historic landscapes, sculptures, fountains, and architectural wonders.
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.
The duration of a Boboli Gardens tour might vary depending on what it covers. A typical Boboli Gardens guided tour lasts two hours.
Boboli Gardens guided tours are available in several languages like English, Spanish, Italian, French, etc.
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.
Yes, you can get skip-the-line access with the Boboli Gardens guided tour.
You can cancel your Boboli Gardens tour tickets up to 24 hours before the tour begins.
Yes, Boboli Gardens tours are suitable for children. The perfect amalgam of nature, art, and artistry, Boboli Gardens beholds and inspires young minds.
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.