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.
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.
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