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The Boboli Gardens are some of the earliest and finest examples of Italian-style gardens. Built in the 16th Century for the Medici Family, they contain an impressive collection of artworks and sculptures, including man-made grottos, fountains, and garden temples. With TicketLens you can compare different websites to find the best prices for tickets to visit the Giardino di Boboli.
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Stretching over 11 acres directly behind the majestic Palazzo Pitti, the Boboli Gardens were part of the estate once owned by the most powerful and scandalous family of Tuscan nobility, the Medicis. Save time for exploring by booking a skip-the-line ticket online.
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Skip-the-line combination tickets to Uffizi Gallery, Palazzo Pitti and Boboli Gardens

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Tickets for Boboli Gardens, Porcelain Museum and Bardini Garden

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Guided Tours

Get more information about the history of the gardens and their many works of art when you book a guided tour.
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Pitti Palace and Boboli Gardens Private Tour

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Florence: Boboli The Medici Gardens & Hidden Messages

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Boboli Garden: Guided Tour

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Florence: Medici’s Mile with Pitti Palace

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3 Tips for Visiting the Boboli Gardens

The view of Florence from the Boboli Gardens.
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If you love hunting for views, the Boboli Gardens are set slightly above the center of the city so you can find a great panorama of the Duomo and the rest of Florence.
Take time to explore the paths and stairs of the Boboli Gardens.
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If you want to discover every secret the garden has to offer, make sure you wear comfortable shoes and clothes. There are lots of slopes and stairs, but if you love long walks there’s plenty to see!
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If you’re looking for a lunch spot, bring a picnic blanket and some sandwiches! There are plenty of shady spots to escape the heat in summer. Just make sure to watch out for signs telling you not to walk on certain sections of the lawn.

Frequently Asked Questions

What’s there to see in the Boboli Gardens?

The Renaissance-style elements of the gardens were inspired by Ancient Rome and were laid out for Eleonora di Toledo, the wife of Cosimo I de' Medici, around 1550 AD. Several of the statues and pieces featured in the garden would have been ancient even then! For example, there’s a real Egyptian obelisk from the time of the Pharaohs in the middle of an Imperial Roman amphitheater. The gardens also include a collection of Renaissance art featuring works from Michelangelo, Giambologna and Buontalenti. Other great pieces to discover include the Fountain of Neptune, the Kaffeehaus, and the Porcelain Museum (entry to the museum is included in the ticket for the gardens). And, of course, the plants of the garden are also worth seeing, especially the roses and citrus fruit trees.

How long should I plan for my visit?

If you’re visiting the Palazzo Pitti as well, then it’s recommended you plan at least 2 hours for the museums in the palace complex and 1 hour for the Boboli Gardens. There’s no time limit, so enjoy the park for as long as you like once you’re inside.

How do I get to the Boboli Gardens?

The gardens are in the Oltrarno district in the center of Florence, between the Palazzo Pitti and the Porta Romana. From Santa Maria Novella train station you can walk to the park in 30 minutes, or you can take the bus (C3 or C4) and be there in 15 minutes. One entrance is located by the Palazzo Pitti, but there are others on Porta Romana Square, by the Forte di Belvedere, and by the Palazzina di Annalena on the Via Romana.

General Information

Opening Hours:

From Monday to Sunday the park opens daily at 8.15 am. The closing time changes depending on the time of year as follows:
4.30 pm in November, December, January, February
5.30 pm in March (6.30 pm when Daylight Saving Time starts)
6.30 pm in April, May, September, October
5.30 pm in October (when Daylight Saving Time ends)
6.50 pm in June, July, August
On the first and last Monday of every month the park is closed to the public. It is also closed on 1st January and 25th December (Christmas Day and New Year’s Day).

Address:

Piazza de’ Pitti 1
50125 Florence
Italy

Tickets:

In the peak season (1st March to 31st October) standard tickets for the Boboli Gardens are 10€ and reduced tickets are 5€. During the off-peak season (1st November to 28th February) standard tickets are 6€ and reduced tickets are 3€. On the first Sunday of each month, entry to the gardens is free. These free tickets can only be purchased at the ticket office on the day, it isn’t possible to book in advance.

Know Before You Go:

- The entrance from Pitti Square and that from Porta Romana Square are accessible to wheelchair users. The garden paths are mostly gravel and there are many slopes, so it’s recommended that wheelchair users bring someone to accompany them. Parts of the park, including the Porcelain Museum, are not accessible.
- There are four entrances to the Boboli Gardens: Pitti Square, Porta Romana Square, Forte di Belvedere, and the Via Romana entrance.
- During dangerous weather conditions, the Boboli Gardens may be closed for safety reasons.
- Entrance tickets also include access to the Bardini gardens, open Tuesday-Sunday during the same hours as the Boboli Gardens.
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