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ART + CULTURE

Boboli Gardens: 50 million euro to futureproof the Medici parkland

The royal park will receive 50 million euro for restoration and new amenities.

ART + CULTURE

The Caccini Garden

The Caccini Garden, off borgo Pinti, was one of the most beautiful and exotic gardens in Florence at the end of the 16th century.

NEWS

Protecting citrus plants at the Boboli Gardens

The Boboli Gardens and the Wilanów Palace Museum, in Warsaw, Poland, have teamed up to protect, preserve and promote their historic citrus plant collections.

NEWS

Botanical Garden at the Boboli now opened

The never-before-opened “secret” camellia garden is also part of the renovation project.

NEWS

A “Third Garden” on the Arno banks

Urban requalification project by art collective Studio++

THINGS TO DO

7 hotels with gardens in Florence

The best hotel is one that provides an escape: a time-out from everyday tasks that allows you to just be. Sure, the decor, food and location are all significant when ...

THINGS TO DO

Tuscan gardens open in winter

Still-green fields, ripe persimmons hanging off bare branches, avenues of leafless trees with gnarly bark, crisp scents detectable in the cold, white and yellow bulbs poking through woodlands: this is winter in Tuscany. Tuscany is home to many magnificent gardens, and winter is a wonderful time to visit them.

Lifestyle

Special summer opening of Florence’s Iris Garden

ph. Olga, Flickr   Thought you missed your chance to visit the Iris Garden until next year? Following a special Ferragosto opening, there will be additional chances to tour the garden on Saturday, ...

ART + CULTURE

Poggio Torselli and the truly Italian garden

Poggio Torselli twinkles from its hilltop location just outside Florence. The first time I came to work at this prestigious place, listed among the Great Italian Gardens, I was surprised that even the chatty Florentine bus drivers were unaware of it, yet it only takes 20 minutes to get here,

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American gardens in Florence

At the end of the nineteenth century, the hills around Florence were filled with abandoned villas whose aristocratic owners had gone bankrupt, lost interest, or moved on to Rome when it became the capital of the newly unified Italy. In his 1909 book, Italian Hours, Henry James observed, ‘if

THINGS TO DO

Parks and Gardens in Florence

OUTDOOR FLORENCE Any time of the year but especially during the sultry days of summer, parks are a place to step away from the city streets and the tyranny of schedules to connect with nature. Florence has a variety of parks, from the city's vast ‘green lung,' the

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Painting the spring in a Florentine garden

On a slope a few hundred metres outside the medieval city gate of San Niccolò, I sit secluded among olive and cypress trees, contemplating the panorama of Florence spread out before me, in the company of the Queen of Denmark, William Shakespeare and the Princess of Monaco-just some

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Discovering historic and museum gardens

Spring is the region’s most beautiful season and a wonderful time to discover historic and museum gardens as well as outdoor sculpture parks.  It is also an opportunity to explore contemporary art.  Here are three reasons to venture beyond Florence and enjoy art outdoors.   A

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