Florence is actually a really great city; it's got the historical center with tons of museum rich with history, and it's also got a lot of gardens. Before, I wrote about Piazza Michelangelo and its surrounding gardens, but the Boboli Gardens are another giant garden in Florence. However, here you have to pay. But, the gardens are huge! We spent a couple of hours just in the gardens and we didn't even finish.
There are less flowers here, more so there are landscaped trees and bushes. I prefer the flowery gardens; I love the vibrant colors everywhere, so this place was a little less exciting for me. But it's a great place to stroll around, and it wasn't too crowded. There are some cool old sculptures around, a porcelain museum, and some great views of the surrounding countryside.
From the Boboli Gardens, you can also visit the Bardini Gardens, a smaller, but in my opinion a more intimate and elegant garden. It started to pour as soon as we got there, so we waited inside at the gift shop for about 15 min until the rain eased up. Then we headed outside, where it was still misting. However, we were already here, so we toughed it out and went exploring. There was a stream that flowed, more flowers and plants, and more great views of the city.
Katherine & Bradley
Two engineers with a passion for food and travel! Join us as we eat our way through the world!