The Boboli Garden, which stretches on the Boboli hill from Pitti Palace to Belvedere Fort, is one of the largest and most refined gardens in Italy, first example and model for the royal gardens of European courts.
It was planned in 1550 by Niccolò Tribolo, at the wishes of Cosimo I de' Medici, and enlarged in successive stages over the centuries. The present garden is the product of 19th C. renovations, that highlight a division into two parts: the "Italian-style" geometrical garden and a vast romantic "English-style" landscape-garden.
The garden is an extraordinary open air museum, where architectures and sculptures from the classic era to contemporary art merge into a great harmony.
The most important sights are the Amphitheatre, the Neptune Basin, the Knight Garden, the Porcelain Museum, the "Mostaccini" Fountain, the Island Basin, the Buontalenti Grotto and the statue of "Morgante" Dwarf.
Every day from 8.15 to 16.30 in November, December, January and February
Every day from 8.15 to 17.30 in March
Every day from 8.15 to 18.30 in April, May, September and October
Every day from 8.15 to 19.30 in June, July and August
1° and last Monday of each month
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