The month of April is the best time of the year to visit the numerous and gorgeous gardens the city of Florence has to offer.
Located on a hill behind the Pitti Palace, the residence of the Medici family, the Boboli Gardens (Giardini di Boboli) are one of the greatest open-air museums in the city and one of the finest examples of Italianstyle gardens. It is home to a wide variety of trees, fountains and sculptures and its layout inspired many European Royal gardens, such as Versailles.
The Bardini Garden (Giardino Bardini) is an authentic oasis in the heart of Florence as it is situated on a hillside above the city’s historic center. The garden is renowned for the terrace it features, which offers stunning views of the city, as well as the iconic wisteria pergola that takes visitors into a passage where they can live a romantic experience while admiring the breathtaking landscape of Florence around them.
The Rose Garden (Giardino delle Rose) is located just below Piazzale Michelangelo, on a hillside overlooking the city. The garden houses a wide selection of roses, about 400 species, together with a collection of sculptures by Jean-Michel Folon, a Belgian artist. In this oasis of peace, visitors can escape from the chaos of the city, strolling around the gardens and enjoying the fragrance of the flowers and the amazing views below them.