Gardens of Florence Walking Tour

Tours & Sightseeing in Florence

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Spectacular and Fabulous and Amazing: These are the words that you'll say during the tour in the biggest, famous and old gardens of Florence!You can admire a fantastic view from the smoothy hills of the Gardens, rich in sculptures, nature and architectural design that inspired people from all over to get a similar one! NO way, you cannot miss it!!
Before you start the visit, you will have time for a delicious cappuccino or espresso at the caffetteria inside Pitti Palace. The tour will start with an introduction of the building, the life and the history of the Medicis, the Lorraine-Apsburgic family and the Savoia's. Then, you will stroll up and down the ancient paths, surrounded by original sculptures, and huge pitchers with lemon and orange trees, and closed green grass, where you can sit and read a newspaper or just to enjoy the place.The succession of gradients and slopes was exploited to achieve perspective effects through terraces, stairways, ramps, water fountains, chains and exhibitions and to establish a Visual connection between the garden, landscape and architecture. The garden became one of the most important expressions of 16th-century architecture.After you visit this garden, cross the Forte di Belvedere, which was the "Art's-safe of the Medicis" where you will enter another garden, called "Bardini". This garden was a property which was bought and sold between different families until the last century, when Stefano Bardini, a collectionist of Art works, decided to use the garden as a "show-room". Finally, walk down through the Bardini, and take time to take pictures of the gorgeous views of Florence and its Hills.

What’s included

  • Entrance fees and tickets
  • Meet up with a Cappuccino or Espresso Coffee in a special luxury location
  • Walking tour to reach the gardens
  • Professional guide

What’s not included

  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities (optional)

Highlights

  • Soak up the atmosphere on a walking tour
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Flexibility to customize your itinerary to your own preferences
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