Why You Must Visit Florence’s Boboli Gardens

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Courtesy of the Medici family’s appreciation for the beauty of grandeur.

With so many iconic landmarks to see in Florence, it can be tempting to spend your entire visit hustling through the charming cobblestone streets seeing all the postcard-worthy sights—the Duomo, the Ponte Vecchio, the David. However, I highly recommend spending at least a few hours visiting the absolutely stunning Boboli Gardens. Courtesy of the Medici family’s appreciation for the beauty of grandeur, these gardens, dating back to the 15th century, are an awe-inspiring haven in the hills of Florence. Stunning landscaping, gorgeous sculptures, charming galleries, tranquil waters, and unparalleled views of the Pitti Palace and the Florence cityscape are just a few of the reasons the Boboli Gardens are a must-visit. It’s rare to find any grass at all in the Florence city center, so these expansive, lush gardens will be a welcomed breath of fresh air. Take a step back from the charming, yet crowded streets of the city to experience Florence from this natural and luxurious vantage point, like a royal. I visited the Boboli Gardens with one of my best friends while spending a day exploring Florence, and we were both so thankful we made the slight trek up to this magnificent place because it added an entirely new dimension to our perception of Florence. It’s not all made of stone! The Boboli Gardens are a fantastic place to take a peaceful stroll, have a picnic with friends, or relax with a book. The gardens, or course, change with the seasons, but this serene slice of Tuscan paradise is worth the visit even if the flowers aren’t blooming. You won’t regret taking the time to experience the greener side of Florence.

Photos: Jordyn Asakowicz

Jordyn Asakowicz

Editorial Intern

Jordyn is a college student from California. She is an aspiring writer who fell in love with Italy while living there for a few months. She loves shopping and trying local foods in a new city.

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