Boboli and the Private Secret Gardens of Florence

  • from 9.30 am to 12.30 or from 3 to 6 pm;
  • price: 95,00 € per person

  • NOT available on Monday

...aristocratic gardens of famous Florentine noble families.

This is the one and only tour that takes you beyond the gates of some of the most exclusive private gardens in Florence: moving from history, garden design and botanical collection you will experience the atmosphere of the most beautiful private gardens from their inside*.

The small Corsi Annalena’s Garden, founded around 1440 and redesigned between 1801 and 1810, is rich in history and can be described as Florence's first Romantic garden, with its large elliptical flower-bed, its terrace extending out to the Tuscan countryside, and it Neoclassical furnishings, that create an elegant sense of unity joining the breath of the present with the past.

The gates to the magnificent and centrally-located garden of Prince Corsini's palace, that will open just for us, hold a piece of unmatched loveliness and tranquility. Princess Giorgiana is still taking care of her garden today, and you will feel her passion for botany everywhere: don’t be surprised if you see her at work on her roses! Far from the tourists trail, breathtaking beauty will lead you through lush green citrus trees, past imposing statues to finally lose yourself in a heavily shaded labyrinth.

Choosing our tour does not only mean exclusive access to private gardens: our professional guides will of course also take you to discover the most famous Renaissance gardens of Florence: Boboli and Bardini, just ten minutes away from Ponte Vecchio, where to get lost with one of the most spectacular views of the city, among the numerous statues and fountains scattered around the park.

From the Bardini Garden, we will reach magnificent Forte Belvedere, a unique fortress located on top of the hill, with stunning overlook over the entire city and its surrounding region.

From there, you will be guided into one of the most spectacular gardens of the world: Boboli, really an open-air museum, not only for its architecture and landscaping, but also because of the many sculptural ornaments it contains. Jump into the beauty of a wonderful dreamworld, the most fascinating and ancient park of Florence and one of the foremost examples of an Italian-style garden.

Our visit to the gardens will end here, but if you want you can use the same ticket to enjoy the beauty of Palazzo Pitti, the Museum of the Argenti and the Museum of the Porcellane.

* access to each of the private gardens is subject to availability of the owners; we guarantee access and guided visit of at least one per tour

Time     Morning: 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. ; Afternoon: 3 p.m. - 6 p.m
Number of participants     Min. 4, Max. 20
Terrain     City streets and garden paths
Difficulty     Easy
Availability     March to November (closed the first and last Monday of each month)
Meeting point     Via Romana 41 / 43 R
Price     € 95 p.p.
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