Boboli Garden Tour


1 hour (Approx.)
Free cancellation
1 - 15
Mobile ticket

Overview

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS
• Join a guided tour of the royal Boboli Gardens in Florence
• Stroll through acres of gardens, trees, fountains and terraces with a knowledgeable guide
• Learn the history of the 16th-century Italianate gardens behind the Pitti Palace
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Boboli is one of the most elegant and ancient Italian-style gardens. It has a breath-taking, landscaped garden, which is an open-air museum, filled with ancient statues, fountains, and an incredible artificial grotto designed by Niccolò Tribolo and after his death, the works were completed by his collaborators: Giorgio Vasari, Bartolomeo Ammannati, Bernardo Buontalenti, and others.

Inclusions

  • Official certified guide
  • Radio system to hear the guide
  • Ticket with reservation
  • Entry/Admission - Giardino di Boboli

What to expect

Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Giardino di Boboli, Piazza Dei Pitti 1, 50125, Florence Italy

At the start of your tour, after crossing the Pitti Palace's courtyard your guide will lead you up to the “artichoke” fountain, the large octagonal basin decorated with numerous statues and crowned by a bronze lily. and in front of you is the sight of the "Amphitheatre" adjoined to the hill behind the palace, the first phase of creating this beautiful garden as the guide will explain how it was designed.

As you climb up the hill, you will find "Neptune’s fountain", and at the very top of the hill, the large statue of "Abundance", by Giambologna. The guide will later lead you through a steep sloping avenue to head back down the hill and to a large avenue known as the "Viottolone”, with cypresses and statuettes that then lead all the way down to the "Isolotto" a large pond, with an admirable fountain known as "The Ocean", created by Giambologna.



Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Giardino di Boboli, Piazza Dei Pitti 1, 50125, Florence Italy

After the guide spend time explaining these fountains and sculptures, the final stops will be at the "Giardino del Cavaliere", built by Michelangelo, "Kaffeehaus" and the "Buontalenti Grotto" created by Buontalenti from limestone concrete stalactites, shells and terracotta reliefs, with water running down the walls providing vivacity and color as guide will reveal all the secrets behind these designs.

The tour takes about an hour, the perfect amount to see the highlights inside the garden. You can also return to anything you might want to see again after the tour ends.

Duration: 1 hour

Meeting point

Piazza de' Pitti, 50125 Firenze FI, Italy

Additional information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund
  • Confirmation will be received at the time of booking
  • The Gardens does not operate on days with heavy rain
  • Subject to favorable weather conditions. If canceled due to poor weather, you will be given the option of an alternative date or full refund
  • Stroller accessible
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Please note that the tour requires a minimum number of guests to run
  • Please note that if you arrive after the tour start time you will not be able to join and will not be refunded or have your tour rescheduled
  • There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund
  • Most travelers can participate
  • From 6th August 2021, it is mandatory to show the COVID 19 Green Pass to access the places of culture in Italy.
  • Please note that Failure to present one of the following you will not be able to join and will not be entitled for a refunded or a tour rescheduled
  • All participants over 12 years old must present one of the following: proof of full vaccination, proof of first vaccination administered at least 15 days ago, proof of a Covid-19 infection recovery in the past 6 months, or a negative test taken no more than 48 hours before the activity starts
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • From 6th August 2021, it is mandatory to show the COVID 19 Green Pass to access the places of culture in Italy.

Exclusions

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
  • Transportation to/from attractions
  • Headphones will not be provided due to COVID-19 (We recommend to bring your own headphones)

Ticket delivery

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Cancellation

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start time of the experience.
Barry_D
May 2022

Tour guide didn’t show up. No one answered the phone when I tried to understand what was happening with the no show. Requesting a refund and disputing the charge on my card.

drmader
November 2021

Up hill climb to the very top..worth the views and enjoyed the formal gardens, statues , grottos and paths. Views of the city stunning. Not all gates were open so we had to go back to palace to exit which put a damper on our plans to see piazza MichaelAngelo today even tho there was a cab strike

Inspiration723482
September 2021

It was a great walking experience and our guide Pam really helped with her stories and explanations! We appreciated the beauty of the gardens along with the stories about the medicis!

sandinimills
May 2019

Did the Boboli Garden tour with Marco from Star Florence. His English was really good and his knowledge was excellent. Would recommend Marco to anyone I know who is wanting to take this tour. Took time to answer all questions and added interesting tidbits. Was a lovely tour.

MarcoZande
April 2022

Giardino di Boboli è una metà molto bella nel cuore di Firenze più o meno ci vogliono 3 orette di camminata tranquilla per visitarlo al completo

Voyage08816594641
August 2021

Une magnifique visite des jardins de Boboli avec un guide (Ivano) très agréable, qui s’adapte à ses interlocuteurs. Très intéressant sur le plan culturel, interactive. Même nos ados ont apprécié! Par les jours de fortes chaleurs, je conseille une visite dans la matinée.

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