The Boboli gardens are very much worth a visit, if only for the splendid views they offer across the city of Florence, and for the chance of some cool shade during the summer heat! They range up the Boboli hill from the rear of the Pitti Palace, and are a fine example of formal Italian gardens, dotted here and there with a wide range of sculptures and Roman antiquities. The Pitti Palace is but a short walk from the centre of Florence and is often reached by strolling across the noted Ponte Vechhio bridge.
The gardens are also home to small and large fountains and grottos, as well as the much-photographed and postcard-reproduced statue Bacchino, a satiric representation of a court dwarf as Bacchus. If you wish to visit the Pitti Palace itself (and its various galleries) then you will need this other ticket.
The Porcelain Museum (Museo delle Porcellane) is housed in the building known as the Casino del Cavaliere, located within the Boboli gardens. The collection spans the works of the most prized European porcelain houses, most notably Sèvres and Meissen.
Please note that last entry is normally 1 hour before closing time
There is a wardrobe room where bags of no larger than 40*40*50 cm may be left. The galleries are always closed on Mondays; the gardens are closed on the first and last Monday of every month, and garden opening hours vary according to time of year:
The buttons below will give greater detail on the tickets and tours we offer throughout the year, and do use our calendar above to check availability!
You may view a location map showing the Boboli Gardens and Pitti Palace as well as other Florence landmarks on our page here.
Florence, Boboli Gardens, ticket payment and pricing.
At all times we will refer to the full price of your ticket(s), and you will never be charged more than this ... just please be aware that the total charge includes booking fee. You will arrive with a paid-in-full voucher.
Are there any types of reduced tickets for the Boboli Gardens?
1. 'Full price' tickets are for (i) all non-European citizens aged 18 or over and (ii) for European citizens aged 26 and upwards. See below for a list of countries considered as being European.
2. 'Reduced' tickets are available to European citizens aged between 18 and 25. Proof of ID (usually a passport) will be required. Please note that a student visa is not acceptable as ID.
3. 'Complimentary' tickets are available to (i) anyone under the age of 18. Tickitaly are still charged by the authorities to make this kind of reservation, hence the small charge.
4. Children under the age of six pay nothing - neither do they have to reserve as such - please do specify the number of children in your group that are under this age, however.
5. Please don't purchase any reduced tickets unless you can show a valid ID from one of the European countries listed below. Please note that a student visa is not sufficient ID. If you cannot show valid ID on the day of your visit then you will be charged full price and be required to pay the difference on the spot.
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