City, Hiking and Walking, Museums / Culture, Youth and Family
Kid Friendly: Yes. If there are any kids, the tour will be tailor-made on them. There's plenty of room in Boboli to arrange an exciting scavenger hunt, for instance.
The tour, conceived such in a way, could be particularly difficult for people with disabilities because of the gardens' natural conformation with steep paths and gravel. I suggest we arrange it in a completely different way.
Maximum travelers: 8
English (fluent), Italian (fluent), Portuguese (basic)
Tour the gardens of Florence
In the city of Florence you can well fully immerse into vegetation. . . a vegetation shaped by man in a marvellous way. ! We will walk through the garden, once belonging to the famous antiquarian Stefano Bardini -Florence houses a gorgeous museum wholly devoted to him- until we reach the fancy Costa San Giorgio next to the 14th century city walls, passing elegant villas. Then we will get into the Boboli Gardens, the astonishing exterminate XVI century "all'italiana" garden we owe to Eleonora di Toledo, wife to Cosimo I. I will satisfy your curiosity, unvealing to you the meaning of the jaw-dropping Buontalenti grotto and of the 16th and 17th century statues scattered all over the Garden.
Giardino di Boboli
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: If your accommodation is in a convenient position, it can serve as a great meeting point prior to kicking off our tour. Otherwise, we can easily arrange another meeting point close to the Giardino Bardini.
End location: Piazza della Calza or Piazza Pitti.
Duration: 4 hours
The tour start time may vary depending on the weather conditions (like the Florentine summer heat).
On foot. Florence is a walkable city.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
10 Euro - Cost of the tickets for the Giardino Bardini and the Giardino di Boboli, to be paid on spot. Juniors up to 18 years of age are free of charge: remember to bring their ID card or passport with you.
I am not a driver. I can accompany you in your vehicle or I can arrange for a separate car and driver.