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Boboli: Gardens of the Royal Palace and Their Hidden Messages

Firenze, Italy
Boboli: Gardens of the Royal Palace and Their Hidden Messages

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Explore an emerald oasis in the heart of Florence on a guided tour of the famous Boboli Gardens. Learn the history of the 16th-century royal gardens, built for Cosimo I de' Medici to adorn the Pitti Palace, and stroll through the lush expanse of manicured trees, ornate fountains and elaborate terraces with a guide. Along the way, uncover the many myths and allegories hidden among the park’s design and statuary.
  • Guided tour of the royal Boboli Gardens in Florence
  • Learn the history of the 16th-century Italianate gardens behind the Pitti Palace
  • Stroll through acres of gardens, trees, fountains and terraces with a knowledgeable guide
  • Learn about the myths and legends hidden in the park statues and other design elements
  • Considered one of the finest royal gardens in Europe
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Official local guide
90 minutes walking tour
Fast-entrance ticket included
Transport to/from attractions
Bottled water
Pitti Palace , Piazza de' Pitti, 1, 50125 Firenze FI, Italy

Meet your guide in front of the main entrance at Pitti Palace.

This activity will end right where it started.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Keys Of Italy / Florence
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • 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.

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What is the social distancing policy during Boboli: Gardens of the Royal Palace and Their Hidden Messages?
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  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
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My husband and I were the only ones...
Barry P
, Sep 2017
My husband and I were the only ones who had signed up for the tour, so we had the wonderful and knowledgeable guide all to ourselves. She shared wonderful tales with us, and we wondered why we had not discovered this magical place on our first trip to Italy. And, since we had no thou group to keep up with, she tailored the visit to the pace of two old souls on a hot day, stopping often to sit in the shade. Brava!
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Not your ordinary garden. If your...
, Jul 2017
Not your ordinary garden. If your looking for flowers, this is not the place. If your looking for great landscaping, art built into the various grottos on the property, views from the othersode of the river looking down on Florence, then this is a place you don't want to miss. Be prepared to walk in this huge place and to see the wonder our sculptures and buildings on the property. Another must see while in Florence, all guided by a wonderful tour guide with the love of the work they do.
We thoroughly enjoyed our tour of...
Jana P
, Jun 2017
We thoroughly enjoyed our tour of the Gardens. We had never been before and we were delighted to be able to see them. The Gardens are very large and it was extremely helpful to have a guide with us. Our guide, Samuele, was terrific. Very knowledgeable and extremely pleasant. He was also appreciative of the many hills in the Gardens and how best to avoid the steepest ones! I would definitely suggest a half day here. The views are fantastic as well!
Francesco was fantastic: great...
, Jun 2017
Francesco was fantastic: great knowledge and enthusiasm. Views from on high are amazing and a hidden treasures. My husband and I are still debating the grotto but I absolutely loved it. Great combo tour with the Pitti Palance. And Francesco recommended a great restaurant for lunch as well!

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