We’ve always been fans of picking up a panino and chowing down on the nearest panchina (bench). Now our need for nature is stronger than ever as spring fills the air and we can’t resist a leisurely afternoon spent picnicking in one of Florence’s green spaces. We’re all aware of the allure of Le Cascine, the largest public park in the city. Here, we’ll take you through a few where you may not yet have laid out your picnic blanket, as well as the popular spots that are firm favourites for Florentines and Florence aficionados. Parks and gardens may be closed in the case of rising infection levels and overcrowded, so it’s advised to check current measures before filling up your flasks.