Sunday, 29 August 2010

Giardino Boboli

Between our B&B and the centre of town lies the sprawling, statue- dotted garden known as Boboli. It is one of the earliest and finest Renaissance gardens, laid out between 1549 - 1656 with box hedges in geometric patterns and rows of cypress.

The Grotto of Buontalenti is an artificial cave crusted with fake stalactites and copies of Michelangelo's statues.