Boboli Gardens

Boboli Gardens is the must seen Florence’s garden. It extends on the hill located in front of Pitti Palace. It was designed for the leisure time of the Medici family, who acquired the property from the Pitti family.

After the Medici family the garden was owned by the Lorraines and finally the Savoys.
Boboli Garden is a superb example of Italian garden and outdoor architecture.
It consists of countless paths and avenues, fountains, statues and magnificent scenic or exquisitely secluded spaces.

With an extension of 45,000 square metres, Boboli Gardens requires a certain amount of time to enjoy a complete visit and appreciate its different sections and points of interest.

Arriving at the Giardino del Cavaliere, right at the top of the hill, one can easily forget the effort of the small climb. From here there is an exceptional 360° view of the unmistakable Florentine hills and the scents of the spectacular blossoms in spring.
In this area it is possible to visit the Porcelain Museum set up in the Casino del Cavaliere.

The Kaffeehaus is another remarkable spot in Boboli Gardens that can be reached within a few minutes’ walk . Built in the 18th century in Rococo style it was used as a café for the lucky guests of the garden at the time. From here starts the green area known as the Meadow of Ganymede, in the centre of which one can admire the fountain of the Greek god whose name it bears.

Among the many other areas of the Boboli Garden not to be missed are the Neptune Basin, the Isolotto, with its fountain of the Ocean by Giambologna and the Garden of Jupiter.

Also noteworthy are Buontalenti’s 17th-century grotto and a unique Egyptian obelisk, dating back to 1500 BC, which has stood at the entrance to the park since the end of the 18th century.

Since April 2023, the historic area dedicated to camellias, designed in the 1600s by architects Giacinto Maria and Biagio Marmi, at the rear of Palazzo Pitti, has been accessible.

Boboli Gardens can be reached from four access points: from Palazzo Pitti, from Via Romana, from Porta Romana and from the courtyard of Forte Belvedere.


Boboli Gardens can be visited with a ticket that can be combined with a visit to Palazzo Pitti and Giardino Bardini entrance. On the first Sunday of the month the Boboli Gardens are free for everyone, as they are part of the Pitti Palace complex.

From here you can buy here your ticket online at no extra cost, avoiding the queue at the entrance, directly from the website of the Florentine Civic Museum.

For residents of Florence, admission to Boboli Gardens is always free of charge showing an ID.


Monday to Sunday
8.15am – 4.30pm November, December, January, February
8.15 a.m. – 5.30 p.m. March
8.15 a.m. – 6.30 p.m. April, May, September and October
8.15 a.m. – 5.30 p.m. October during the changeover from summer to winter time
8.15 a.m. – 7.30 p.m. June, July, August
Closed: first and last Monday of the month, 1 January, 1 May, 25 December

Address: Piazza de’ Pitti n. 1