Please arrive at the meeting point 30 minutes before your chosen time so you do not lose your time slot.
A student must carry ID to collect the entrance tickets to Boboli Gardens in Florence
Boboli Gardens is one of the crown landmarks of Florence. In fact, it makes up a crucial part a major museum complex. Lavishly green and creative in design, it attracts visitors from all corners of the world. Strolling through the quiet, often clandestine, paths of the extensive gardens enveloped in greenery, and artistic ventures shouldn’t miss on your Florence “To-Do” list.
Booking Boboli and Bardini gardens tickets with us guarantee you quick and seamless access. There is no need to search for the ticket office and queue in front of it. Due to the popularity of this attraction where natural and human creativity coexists in a symphony, the lines that form in front of the Boboli gardens Florence tickets office are quite common. So, don’t waste your precious time in Florence on queuing. Save it for ice cream, art and excellent food!
The best part about Boboli Gardens is their sheer size. No matter how busy Florence gets in peak season, you can still lose yourself among its trees, rose bushes, statues, and grottos. It’s a perfect way to relax and get away from the hustle and bustle of crowded streets!
Boboli Garden (a.k.a. Giardino di Boboli) stretches from the hill behind Palazzo Pitti as far as Porta Romana. However, the garden we know today had a long journey. There were not one but several stages of enlargement and restructuring work throughout history. Step by step, the garden blossomed into one of the greatest, most sophisticated Italian style gardens.
How did it all begin?
Grand duke Cosimo I de Medici decided to build a garden for his wife Eleonora di Toledo. She was the one who chose the Pitti Palace to be their new ducal residence. The initial design was created by the talented Niccolò Tribolo. However, he passed away before being able to see it through to the end. Other architects took over including Vasari, Ammannati and Buontalenti.
Notable works from this period of construction include, for instance, the Grotto of the Madama which recreates natural environment inhabited by mysterious beings and animals. Another grotto worth mentioning is the Buontalenti Grotto. It features incredible limestone concrete stalactites, shell and even terracotta reliefs. All that with fresh water running down the walls provides vivacity and color and a cool hideout on hot summer days.
The Medici and, later, the Lorraine families continued to enlarge and enrich the garden until the 19th century. Besides adding fairytale-like meadows, pensive avenues, clandestine groves and stunning areas with panoramic views, they made the garden irreplaceable by including extraordinary decorative art. Unwittingly, they created a one-of-a-kind outdoor museum.
In spring 2017, fashion house Gucci native to Florence pledged 2 million euros to restore the Boboli gardens and their treasure trove of fountains and statues to their former glory. This was to a great joy of many locals who can be found strolling around Boboli on a Sunday afternoon.
Buy your Boboli Gardens online tickets in advance to skip the line and get the most out of your visit to the romantic Florence! Also, if you are not quite done discovering, we offer more fast-track deals in the city such as Duomo Florence, Accademia, Uffizi and many more museums and galleries in Florence.