Directly behind Pitti Palace are the marvellous Boboli Gardens. The Medici family established the layout of the gardens, creating the Italian garden style that would become a model for many European courts. The vast green expanse with a formal layout is a real outdoor museum, populated by ancient and Renaissance statues. The Gardens are also adorned with grottos, the most important of which is the famous grotto realized by Bernardo Buontalenti, as well as large fountains, such as the Fountain of Neptune and the Fountain of the Ocean. The subsequent Habsburg-Lorraine and Savoy dynasties further developed the layout, extending the boundaries that flank the ancient city walls until Porta Romana. In the stunningly beautiful terraced area there is an 18th-century pavilion called the Kaffeehaus, a rare example of Rococo architecture in Tuscany, and the Lemon House built by Zanobi del Rosso between 1777 and 1778. The tour of Boboli Gardens complete the Pitti Palace visit of which it is an integral part, allowing the spirit of court life to be fully appreciated and the gardens to be enjoyed, which, although constantly updated, remain true to their original project.

Timetable

Opening Days From Monday to Sunday
Opening Hours 08.15 am
Closing Hours

4.30 pm in November, December, January, February

5.30 pm in March (6.30 pm when Daylight Saving Time starts)

6.30 pm in April, May, September, October

5.30 pm in October (when Daylight Saving Time ends)

6.50 pm in June, July, August

Closing Days

First and last Monday of each month

1 January, 25 December

Notes

The last admission is always an hour before the closing time.

The Gardens can be subject to temporary closures or changes of the opening hours due to weather emergencies which could injure persons and damage things.

Free admission for Florentine residents, limited to the area of Prato delle Colonne and Vasca dell'Isola, from the entrances of via Romana (Palazzina di Annalena) and Porta Romana.

The entrance of via Romana (Palazzina di Annalena) is closed on the first Sunday of each month.

Free admission to the Bardini Gardens showing the ticket of Boboli Gardens (entrances from via de'Bardi 1 red or Costa San Giorgio 2)

Dos and don’ts of the Museum Etiquette: respect some rules and enjoy your visit
Period from 01/03
to 31/10
from 01/11
to 28/02

Single ticket

regular 10€
reduced 5€
regular 6€
reduced 3€

Combined ticket for all museums

regular 38€
reduced 21€
regular 18€
reduced 11€
Annual PassePartout -  Boboli Gardens 25€
Annual PassePartout for all museums  70€
Annual PassePartout Family 100€

Free entry on the first Sunday of each month (get the free ticket at the ticket office; it is not possible to book tickets on this day).

More info on free admission and reduced prices

Ticket reservation (fee 3€) online or by phone at +39 055 294883.

Free admission for Florentine residents.

Visit the Bardini Gardens, they are free with the Boboli Gardens' ticket. More info

Services

Accessibility
Two entrances are accessible: one is from Pitti Square, from the left side of the courtyard; the other one from Porta Romana Square. The Garden is accessible only with an accompanying person. The soil is predominantly made up of clay and gravel and is almost completely sloping, with climbs and descents. The Porcelain Museum is not accessible.
WC
At the Annalena entrance (Via Romana); near the Amphitheatre; in the Porcelain Museum; near the Garden of the "Hair Washer" Statue. On the left side of the Amphitheatre, on the first terrace a toilet accessible through a stairlift (for the use of which it is necessary to ask the staff).
Bookshop
Near the Ampytheatre