This reservation allows you to skip the line and enter the Boboli Gardens in Florence.
The ticket gives access to all open parts of the park and to the accessible buildings. With this ticket it will therefore be possible to visit the entire exhibition route of the park, including any temporary exhibitions if scheduled. With this ticket you can also have free access to the Garden of Villa Bardini and the Porcelain Museum.
This booking includes the entrance ticket to the Boboli Gardens from the front door of Palazzo Pitti with skip-the-line priority entrance, hourly booking, online booking fee € 3.00.
Full ticket (adult): € 9.00 + € 3.00 booking fee
The price does not include: guide service, audio guide (bookable with supplement).
DESCRIPTION OF YOUR RESERVATION
Once you have filled out the booking form and completed your order with payment, you will immediately receive a copy of your order by email. Check immediately the date, time and type of ticket chosen. If the details are correct, you will always receive the tickets by email as soon as the order is processed. This procedure may take at least 15 minutes. If your booking is for the same day, your ticket will be sent within minutes of placing your order. If you submit your order after 5pm, you will receive your ticket the next morning. If you reverse your order after 12 noon on Saturday, you will receive your ticket the following Monday.
The ticket must be pre-paid. It is necessary to show up 15 minutes before the booked time at the door of the museum reserved for reservation holders for check-in procedures. Metal detector checks are always mandatory.
Italy Travels is not responsible for any partial closures of rooms, route changes, cancellations or delays in entry due to force measure, staff strikes or decisions of the Museum Management and the Superintendency.
The garden has four entrances: for safety reasons, only the two main ones are accessible. From the central entrance in Piazza Pitti and from the Piazzale di Porta Romana. For people with physical disabilities, the Garden is accessible with a companion, taking into account some precautions to facilitate the path. For more information about the routes, please contact the garden management directly.
The Boboli Gardens in Florence - How to visit the park and what to see
The Boboli Gardens is a historic park in the city of Florence, open to the public. Known as the Grand Ducal garden of Palazzo Pitti, it is immediately adjacent to the Forte di Belvedere, a military and strategic outpost for the safety of the sovereign and his family. The large garden was therefore born as the park of the Medici palace of Palazzo Pitti.
The Boboli Gardens, which welcomes 800,000 million visitors every year, is one of the largest examples of an Italian garden in the world and is a real open-air museum.
The entrance ticket to Boboli also includes a visit to the Bardini Garden and the Porcelain Museum.
The Gardens were built between the 16th and 19th centuries, by the will of the Medici family and were enlarged by the successive ruling dynasties: Lorraine and Savoy. They occupy an area of 30 hectares, only partly flat.
STRUCTURE OF THE BOBOLI GARDEN
The Boboli Gardens overall have a vaguely elongated triangle configuration, with steep slopes and two axes that cross near the Neptune Fountain. The main axis climbs the Boboli hill through a horse-shaped amphitheater, the Boboli Amphitheater. The Amphitheater marks the point where the hill was excavated to take the stone fortress used to build Palazzo Pitti.
At the center of this vast area, stands a gigantic obelisk that was transported from Luxor and placed here in 1789 surrounded by sculptures. Further up, beyond the Amphitheater, there is the Basin of Neptune which houses the Neptune Fountain in the center, with the statue of the God of the sea emerging from a rocky spur on which there are also naiads and tritons.
BOBOLI GARDEN - WHAT TO SEE
Beyond the amphitheater, going down the hill towards the north-east, you reach the Kaffeehaus, a Rococo-style pavilion covered by an exotic windowed dome and marked by terraces, the work of Zanobi del Rosso. In front of the Kaffeehaus there is the lawn with the Ganymede Fountain in the center, while on the left again on this side is the Grotticina della Madama or delle Capre.
THE CAVE OF BUONTALENTI
Continuing the visit inside the Boboli Gardens, we come across one of the most valuable and famous elements, the Buontalenti Grotto. This work was begun by Giorgio Vasari, who created the lower part of the facade, but its complete construction is due to Bernardo Buontalenti, who built it between 1583 and 1593 on behalf of Francesco I de Medici. The outside of the cave is characterized by a large entrance between two columns surmounted by an architrave, with concretions similar to stalagmites above, while similar concretions similar to stalactites come from below. On both sides of the entrance there are two niches that contain the statues of Ceres and Apollo by Baccio Bandinelli. Inside the cave there are three rooms. In the first room we find works by Bernardino Poccetti, whose theme is chaos, the shapeless matter that finds order and harmony through metamorphosis. The second room houses the marble group of Paris who kidnaps Elena by Vincenzo de Rossi. Finally we find the third room dominated by the Fountain of the Venus that comes out of the Gianbologna bathroom.
By purchasing the Boboli garden ticket, you can also visit the interiors of the Buontalenti Grotto. Among the precious sculptures that enrich the Boboli Gardens, one of the most curious is the famous Bacchino with the fountain of the same name and depicts the obese dwarf Morgante, the most popular of Cosimo I's court dwarves.
Returning to the division into two axes and along the secondary one of the Boboli Gardens we find the so-called Prato dell’Uccellare, a large lawn surrounded by centuries-old holm oaks and cypresses. Below the Prato dell’Uccellare we find another lawn, the so-called Prato del Pegaso. Always following the secondary axis, we come to a wide avenue with a steep descent, the Viottolone, flanked by two rows of cypresses and cut by three side avenues that create six compartments. At the end of the Viottolone, you arrive at the Isolotto, where a large circular pool is the protagonist with the island in the center connected to the mainland by two walkways. The center of the island is decorated by the Gianbologna Ocean Fountain.
Halfway between the Palace and the far end of the garden is the Limonaia di Boboli. In winter, the lemon house is crowded with a huge amount of plants, especially citrus fruits, some of which date back to the Medici era. Continuing the path along the parallel path we find the Convent of Annalena, the Palazzina della Meridiana, the Giardino del Conte and the Giardino degli Ananassi, so called because in the past exotic plants were grown while today the garden houses a rich collection of aquatic plants.
From booking to 72 hours before the day of the visit, the cancellation penalty is equal to 8.00 euros per ticket.
Starting from 72 hours prior to the day of the visit and in case of no-show (no show) the cancellation penalty is equal to 100% of the amount paid, therefore you will not be entitled to any refund.
Reduced and Free Tickets to the Uffizi
Reduced ticket to the Uffizi Gallery: citizens of the European Union 18-25 years old.
Free ticket to the Uffizi Gallery: visitors 6-17 years.
In this case there are only booking fees for those who wish to skip the line.
An identity document will be required. If not provided, the visitor will be required to pay a full ticket.
All the handicapped and their companion enter for free, if in possession of a certificate of disability. No reservations will be required.
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