Il Boboli Gardens, historical park of the city of Firenze was initially born as a Grand Ducal garden of Palazzo Pitti.
Connected to Forte di Belvedere, military outpost for the safety of the sovereign and his family, this wonderful place welcomes every year over 800.000 visitors.
One can certainly consider one of the most important examples of Italian garden in the world, unique in terms of size and suggestive atmosphere; a real one open-air museum thanks also to the architectural-landscape setting and to the collection of sculptures kept in it, ranging from Roman antiquities to the twentieth century.
I gardens just behind Palazzo Pitti, first residence of the doctors, Then the Lorraine and subsequently of the Savoy, were built between the 45.000th and XNUMXth centuries and occupy an area of approximately XNUMX m².
The first setting was style Renaissance, still visible in the nucleus adjacent to the palazzo.
Later, with the passing of the years, new portions were added with different settings.
Along the axis parallel to the building, the perspective axis of the Viottolone, from which stretches of gravel paths that reach the lakes, fountains, temples, waterlilies and suggestive caves.
Of great importance in the garden are the statues and buildings, primarily the eighteenth century coffeehouse (rare example of taste rococo in Tuscany), which allows you to admire the panorama of the city. Of course, the interest is also worthwhile Limonaia, which still retains the original Lorraine green color.
The garden has four usable entrances: from the Ammannati courtyard in Palazzo Pitti, from Forte di Belvedere, from via Romana and the piazzale di Porta Romana, as well as an "extra" exit on piazza Pitti.
In the 2013, the museum circuit of the garden, which includes among others the Silver Museum Costume Gallery, Porcelain Museum and Bardini garden, was the sixth most visited Italian state site, with over 700.000 tourists.