Museo Roberto Capucci
Palazzo de' Mozzi
Museo Stefano Bardini
Nineteenth-century antiquarian and art restorer Stefano Bardini amassed a small fortune and his own expansive collection of Renaissance...
With its fearsome bouncers, boudoir furnishings and multilevel leopard-skin mosh pits, this small happening club exudes Late Empire...
Giardino Bardini information
This garden was named after art collector Stefano Bardini (1836-1922), who bought the villa in 1913 and restored its medieval garden. Smaller and more manicured than the Boboli, it has all the features of a quintessential Tuscan garden, but not the crowds. Inside the villa, the Museo Roberto Capucci hosts a collection of Capucci-designed haute couture and temporary exhibitions.
A springtime stroll past artificial grottos, an orangery, marble statues and fountains is idyllic. Beds of azaleas, peonies and wisteria bloom in April and May, irises in June. The romantic summer cafe (open 10am to 6pm Apr-Sep), set in a stone loggia overlooking the Florentine skyline, is a wonderful spot for a panino lunch, ice cream or afternoon tea.