Boboli Garden, Bardini Garden, and Porcelain Museum Circuit

Experience the gardens of the glorious Medici Palace on the left bank of the Arno river.

Overview

Ticket is valid for: the Boboli Garden, the Bardini Garden and the Porcelain Museum

Reservations must be made with a minimum of 1 day notice.

Reservations are limited to 30 persons maximum.

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PLEASE NOTICE: Confirmed time is not always the same time you requested; museum automatically confirms the closest available time on the same date if requested time is sold out.

Opening hours: 8.15 – 16.30 (November to February); 8.15 – 17.30 (March); 8.15 – 18.30 (April, May, September and October); 8.15 – 17.30 (in the month of October when Daylight Saving Time ends); 8.15 – 19.30 (June to August). Closed the first and last Monday of the month.

Cancellation Policy:
For cancellations once a confirmation code has been assigned to the reservation, and for no shows, we can refund cost of unused tickets minus service fee (reservation fee and online booking fee).

Intro

Visit the glorious treasures of the Pitti Palace, residence of the Medici, the Lorraine, the Savoy, and even the king of Italy when Florence was the capital of the newly united Italy. The palace's gardens, the Boboli, are one of the most beloved gardens in Florence, and offer vast green spaces, landscaped to perfection, as well as stunning views onto Florence. Your ticket includes access to the Porcelain Museum located in the sumptuous Palazzo Pitti, as well as to the attached Boboli Garden and the close-by Bardini Garden.

The Bardini Garden

The Bardini Garden

Close to the Boboli Garden, the little-known Bardini Garden spans 4 hectares of park between the left bank of Arno river, the Montecuccoli hill and the medieval walls. It was originally a system of vegetable gardens walled-in toward Palazzo Mozzi and the hill behind. In the 18th century, Giulio Mozzi, a garden lover, enriched the property with a long wall with fountains. In the middle of the 19th century, the baroque garden was enlarged by the purchase of the neighboring anglo-chinese garden of Villa Manadora, created by Luigi Le Blanc at the beginning of the 19th century.

In the second half of the 19th century, princess Carolath Benten purchased the whole property and enriched the garden with Victorian details.

In 1913, the antique dealer Stefano Bardini purchased the complex and created a road to go up to the Villa from the Arno river, destroying the walled-up gardens of medieval origins. After the death of his son Ugo in the 1965, a long process concerning hereditary matters began, which minister Paolucci ended in 1996. In 2000, the Cassa di Risparmio di Firenze, through the Fondazione Parchi Monumentali Bardini e Peyron, began an almost 5 year long restoration of the complex, restituting identity, composition, and plant richness to the park.

The baroque staircase is the most impressive part of the garden, with the Belvedere over the city and the six fountains with mosaic decorations. A series of Bourbon roses and iris has been planted along the staircase. An oat grass garden and the green theater are located in the lower part. Fruit trees of Tuscan tradition have been planted in the agricultural park. A belvedere leads to a wisteria tunnel from which some 60 kinds of hydrangeas can be admired. The azaleas field is located in the English garden, where you\'ll also see some beautiful ferns, viburnum, camellia, and a citrus tree collection.

From Villa Bardini (only minutes from the Boboli), you can wind your way downhill through the luscious gardens, with views onto the monuments of Florence. You\'ll exit on the Via Bardi after 7 km (4.3 miles) in nature!

Cancellation Policy

Once a confirmation code has been assigned to your reservation, we can refund the cost of unused tickets, also for no-shows, minus a service fee (reservation fee and online booking fee).

Opening hours

  • 8:15 – 16:30 (November to February)
  • 8:15 – 17:30 (March)
  • 8.15 – 18:30 (April, May, September and October)
  • 8:15 – 17:30 (in the month of October when Daylight Saving Time ends)
  • 8:15 – 19:30 (June to August).
  • Closed the first and last Monday of the month.

Price categories

Full Price

Reduced Price:

European Union citizens aged 18 to 25

Free tickets:

Children under 18 years old from any country

Children under 12 (must be accompanied by an adult)

Tourist guides and interpreters (accompanying a group), with official documentation

ICOM members

Students/scholars of all nationalities may apply for special research permits for a limited period.

Free admission the first Sunday of every month

Schools:

Italian and European school groups accompanied by their teachers, with official authorization from the school and with an advance booking made directly with the museum.

PLEASE NOTE:

Service fees (pre-sale and online booking fees), as well as fees for temporary exhibitions happening during your visit are due for ANY KIND OF TICKET as well as for free admission days.

When picking up a reduced or free ticket, you will be asked for a document proving your right to the price reduction. Entrance will be denied without it.

Before You Book

PLEASE NOTE: Immediately after submitting an order, you will receive two emails. The first email contains your order summary (this one you receive immediately after placing your order), the second email confirms your successful payment (one business day after placing the order). In order to receive these two emails, please make sure that you enter your email address correctly and check that antispam or antivirus filters do not block emails from our [email protected] address. Users of AOL, Comcast and Sbcglobal.net need to pay special attention to this, please. Vouchers will also be available, one business day after the request, at your dashboard.

IMPORTANT NOTE: The time you select on the order form is your preferred time. The closest available time, which can be anytime during opening hours on the selected date, will be automatically confirmed if your preferred time is no longer available.

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