piccola 7

Gardens in Florence

The gardens of Florence are among the city’s finest gems-not only because of their beauty, but because of their tranquillity. Remember, too, that the gardens in Florence are particularly perfect for cooling off in the warmer months (and a charming spot for walks during cooler times).

The Boboli Gardens-Giardini di Boboli-make up the most famous garden in Florence, and you quickly see why. As years passed, the Medici and Lorriane families expanded their inventory of sculptures dating from the 16th and 18th centuries, building an outdoor museum boasting some of the best views of their beloved city.

After passing through the hands of many other owners, Stefano Bardini, the famous antique dealer, purchased the land in 1913. Highlights include walking through the tunnel of wisteria, the Baroque stairs, six fountains with mosaic treatments and Villa Bardini.

Be on the lookout for more than 350 types of roses and even the Japanese Shorai Oasis, which was gifted to Florence from Kyoto, its twin city.

The Stibbert Museum, or Museo Stibbert, is better known for its 57 rooms filled with over 50,000 relics (armoury, antiques, costumes, paintings, tapestries, glasses, and so on) of the late Frederick Stibbert from the 1800s.