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Family Review of Palazzo Pitti & Giardino Boboli (Pitti Palace & Boboli Gardens)

Away Travel Expert: Christine Loomis
FamilyExpert Rating 5.0 out of 5 Recommended for:
Children aged 3 - 5 , 6 - 12 and 13 - 17
FamilyExpert Tips & Helpful Hints
  • These magnificent Renaissance gardens designed for the Medici when they owned adjacent Pitti Palace are the city's most completely child-friendly attraction. There's statuary, fountains, grottos, wooded pathways, and green spaces for peaceful picnicking and moseying away from lines and crowds. With no cheap eats in Florence, stop at one of the markets (attractions themselves) for picnic food.
  • Good to know: Michelangelo statues once stood in the park, but they're all copies now. The main entrance is at Pitti Palace (other entries are often closed without notice), whose courtyard also has the nearest restrooms. And yes, there's an admission charge to get into the Gardens.
  • Bring your copy of Kids Go Europe: Treasure Hunt Florence, by Ellen and Marvin Mouchawar (it fits in kids' pockets) and read it in a shady spot to pick your next sightseeing option--this interactive book has cool info about Boboli Gardens, too.

Address:
Piazza Pitti
Florence
Italy
Parking: Galleria Palatina: Tues-Sun 8:15am-5:50pm; last admission 45 min. before close. Galleria d'Arte Moderna: Daily 8:15am-6:50pm. Museo degli Argenti: Nov-Feb daily 8:15am-4:30pm; Mar daily 8:15am-5:30pm; Apr-May and Oct daily 8:15am-6:30pm; June-Sept daily 8:15am-7:30pm. Giardino Boboli: Nov-Feb daily 8:15am-4:30pm; Mar daily 8:15am-5:30pm; Apr-May and Oct daily 8:15am-6:30pm; June-Sept daily 8:15am-7:30pm
Price: Galleria Palatina: Admission 8.50€ ($11) adults, 18 and under free. Galleria d'Arte Moderna: Admission 8.50€ ($11) adults, under 18 free. Museo degli Argenti: Admission 6€ ($7.80) adults, under 18 free. Giardino Boboli: Admission 2€ ($2.60) adults, under 18 free. Cumulative tickets for the Gelleria Palatina, Museo degli Argenti, Galleria d'Arte Moderna and Giardino Boboli 12€ ($15) adults


Visitor Information


Telephone Number: Galleria Palatina 055-238-8614, Galleria d'Arte Moderna: 055-238-8601. Museo degli Argenti: 055-238-8709. Giardino Boboli: 055-265-1816
Transportation: Bus: D, 11, 36, 37, or 68
Neighborhood: Isolotto/Legnaia
Price Information: Galleria Palatina: Admission 8.50€ ($11) adults, 18 and under free. Galleria d'Arte Moderna: Admission 8.50€ ($11) adults, under 18 free. Museo degli Argenti: Admission 6€ ($7.80) adults, under 18 free. Giardino Boboli: Admission 2€ ($2.60) adults, under 18 free. Cumulative tickets for the Gelleria Palatina, Museo degli Argenti, Galleria d'Arte Moderna and Giardino Boboli 12€ ($15) adults
The details, dates, and prices mentioned here were accurate at the time of publication.

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