Most beautiful gardens in Florence
Anyone who visits Florence is in for a treat. Whether you are a gardening enthusiast, or you would just like a peaceful, relaxing, nature – rich environment, the most beautiful gardens in Florence stand ready to completely take your breath away.
Although Florence is considered to be the main destination of gourmet seeking tourists, the historic gardens of this town are certainly not to be missed. Here are the most famous gardens of Florence you should definitely pay a visit to if you get the chance!
Giardino di Boboli, Florence, Tuscany by Ed Webster
Giardino di Boboli
Giardino di Boboli, or The Boboli Garden is actually not a stand alone garden. It is the part of the Pitti Palace, but none the less, it is one of the biggest tourism attraction.
Giardino di Boboli with Palazzo Pitty, Florence by David Jones
This garden was originally created by Cosimo I de’ Medici, in order to serve to his wife, Eleonora di Toledo, during the 16th century.
As the families grew to power, the garden became rich with sculptures and became open to public. The most famous one is the fountain of Neptune.
Fountain of Neptune in Boboli garden by Dingy
Giardino di Boboli by Ed Webster
Giardino Bardini is very close to the Boboli Garden. The rich view of the baroque mansion is only amplified by the beauty of the surrounding gardens.
Giardino Bardini by g.sighele
The very first owner who chose to place a garden there was Giulio Mozzi, in 1700. After his passing, the property went through many owners who further enriched the garden by adding paths, fountains, and other objects.
This beautiful location is only brought to an entirely new level, since you get a clear view over the city center.
View of Florence from Giardino Bardini by christian
Giardino delle Rose
Giardino delle Rose is one more of the precious gems Florence has to offer. The city entrusted the construction of this garden to Giuseppe Poggi during the year 1865.
It is said that the man drew inspiration from the French gardens, which gives these gardens somewhat of a French inspired look.
Giardino delle Rose by ilaria
What is peculiar about this garden are the flowers. You will witness over 350 different sorts of roses. Most of them are native to Italy, but to commemorate the good relations between Japan and Italy, you will find Japanese sorts of roses, gifted to Florence by the town of Kyoto.
The garden is open to visitors from early in the morning, until the sunset. For a truly memorable sight to see, try visiting it just before the sunset.
Giardino delle Rose by Francesco Gasparetti
The Stibbert Museum
The Stibbert Museum is much more famous for its exhibitions than the gardens. The facility contains 57 rooms filled with some of the most antique findings.
Stibbert Museum in Florence by sailko
Over 50,000 different exhibitions can be seen within. This is the work of Frederick Stibbert, the man who inherited a vast fortune and devoted his life to building a memorable location, to honor Florence.
The garden, surrounding the museum, is displaying some of the rarest plants which were familiar to Ancient Egypt or Ancient Greece.
Park Stibbert, Florence by sailko
Some of the most exotic plants are to be seen here. The garden is free and open daily except Thursday and some holidays.
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