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Tickets for Boboli Gardens: Skip The Line

Sculpture park with views of Tuscan countryside

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Overview
Best time to visit
Early in the morning or late afternoon
Highlights
  • Skip the line to visit 111 acres of one of the original Renaissance gardens. Formal, manicured and beautiful, you may find yourself daydreaming on your walk - just as many a 16th century noble would have done
  • Garden highlights include a 6-meter Egyptian obelisk from the time of Rameses II, the magnificent grottoes, and the Fountain of Neptune
  • Use your ticket to visit not just Boboli Gardens - see also the Porcelain Museum and the Bardini Garden
Description

A wonderfully landscaped sculpture park behind the Pitti Palace, Boboli Gardens is an extravagant mix of nature, architecture, and sculpture - as well as various museums; it's many attractions rolled into one. This ticket allows you to skip the line, and also gives access to the Porcelain Museum and the nearby Bardini Garden. A trip here is a journey deep into the heart of Renaissance perfection.

As you take a passeggiata (stroll) along the geometric paths of this manicured greenspace, you’ll be surrounded by a near-perfect expression of Renaissance ideals: natural beauty, formally ordered, beautifully adorned architecture, and real and simulated ancient structures. In fact, this garden was one of the first landscape projects to define exactly what the Renaissance ideal of natural beauty would be. #trendsetter

A visit here is a great chance to step away from the bustle of the city and appreciate nature – there are some particularly impressive old oak trees. The influence of ancient culture can be seen all through the gardens, from Neptune’s Fountain, to the Fountain of the Ocean by Giambologna, to Giorgio Vasari's Large Grotto. And of course the Egyptian obelisk from 13th century BC. And throughout the gardens are sculptures and fountains, making you feel like a duke or duchess.

Your ticket also includes access to a number of other attractions in and around the area.

Boboli Garden

The original Renaissance garden, the 111-acre Boboli Gardens were a gift from Cosimo I de’ Medici to his wife, Eleonora di Toledo.

Bardini Garden

The lesser-known Bardini Garden is a smaller (and quieter) nearby garden, only recently opened to the public.

Museum of Porcelain

Located in the Casino del Cavaliere on a hilltop overlooking the gardens, these important and beautiful collections document the taste (and means) of the Florentine ruling class.

"Helidon Xhixha: in Ordine Sparso” - June 27 2017 - September 29 2017

Included in your ticket is this great temporary exhibition dedicated to contemporary artist Helidon Xhixha. Check out his iconic, abstract style of sculpture, through the manipulation of reflective stainless steel.

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Smartphone tickets accepted
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Skip The Line
What's included
  • Access to Boboli Gardens
  • Access to Bardini Gardens
  • Access to Porcelain Museum
  • Access to the Grotta del Buontalenti
  • Audioguide not included but available at the ticket office in the following languages: EN, IT, ES, FR, DE, JA
Instructions

Swap your smartphone voucher for a printed ticket at the ticket office inside.

Cancellation

Cancellations are not possible for this ticket.

Venue
Address
Palazzo Pitti
Piazza Pitti, 1, Florence
Key info
Wheelchair accessible
Additional info

Getting There

Bus: Any bus to Pitti.

Opening Hours

Boboli Gardens, Bardini Gardens and Porcelain Museum:

  • Mar: 08:15 - 17:30 (18:30 when Daylight Saving Time starts)
  • Apr - May: 08:15 - 18:30
  • Jun - Aug: 08:15 - 18:50
  • Sep - Oct: 08:15 - 18:30 (17:30 in Oct when Daylight Saving Time ends)
  • Nov - Feb: 08:15 - 16:30
  • Jun - Aug: Open until 19:30
  • Last admission is one hour before closing
  • Closed the first and last Monday of every month
Insider tip

If you like climbing steps, check out the Giardino del Cavaliere, built above a defensive bastion designed by Michelangelo. It offers a lovely view over the city and surrounding countryside.

Paolo
Tiqets City Manager Rome
Reviews
Jan 2, 2018
Enjoyed the variety but nowhere to eat or drink.
Nov 1, 2017
Everything was very quick with the tickets. We've got the printed tickets in 2 minutes at the ticket office inside.
Oct 11, 2017
Loved walking through the garden. It was a wonderful break from the city itself. extensive and gorgeous. would highly recommend
Sep 26, 2017
Easy online booking, no line at the ticket pick-up office - perfect.
Sep 3, 2017
Contrary to expectation - there was no guide. The gardens appeared very neglected - many of the hedges were untrimmed. In addition the costs in cafeteria exorbitant.
I think the whole experience was very disappointing. Another detail
- the fountain was overgrown with weeds and not functioning.
One positive note - some of the sculptures were very interesting.
Aug 19, 2017
Beautiful gardens. Bring a water bottle. Lots of walking but lots to see.
Jul 25, 2017
Beautiful gardens! So much to explore.. gorgeous greenery and loads of shade to take a rest and soak in the wonderful view. A few steep hills to climb, but so worth it. Would definitely recommend.
Jun 21, 2017
Don't really know that I had the need to spend money like this . NO LINES at all. Gardens are wonderful though.
Jun 17, 2017
When we went no line...
May 18, 2017
Great! Booked ticket at the last minute on my phone. Fortunately, it was easy, quick and efficient.

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