This garden was named after art collector Stefano Bardini (1836–1922), who bought the villa in 1913 and restored its medieval garden. It has all the features of a quintessential Tuscan garden including artificial grottos, an orangery, marble statues and fountains. Inside the villa is the 2nd-floor Museo Pietro Annigoni displaying works by the Italian painter Pietro Annigoni (1910–88), the Museo Roberto Capucci showcasing Capucci-designed haute couture on the 4th floor; and temporary exhibitions plus a wonderful roof terrace to gaze down on the city on the 3rd floor.

April and May. with the garden's flower beds of azaleas, peonies and wisteria in bloom, are lovely months to visit, as is June with its flowering irises. The garden restaurant, La Leggenda Dei Frati, with stone loggia overlooking the Florentine skyline, is one of the most romantic spots in the city to dine.