The less-visited but equally beautiful Bardini Gardens are behind the Boboli.
The Bardini Gardens offer wonderful views of Florence from its 4
hectares of parkland between the left bank of the Arno, Montecuccoli
Hill and the mediaeval wall.
view of Bardini Gardens taken from Lungarno General Diaz e Via de Benci
Forte di Belvedere
The garden is full of unexpected and wonderful surprises, like the
Baroque flight of steps, hidden statues, fountains, grottoes, a small
amphitheatre and breathtaking views. Dating from medieval times, it was
originally two gardens, one belonging to the Mozzi family, whose
property stretched between Costa San Giorgio, Piazza de’Mozzi and Via
San Niccolò, while the other half was attached to 17th century Villa
Manadora, built on Costa San Giorgio by Gherardo Silvani.