The Boboli Gardens is a historical park in the city of Florence . Born as the grand-ducal garden of Palazzo Pitti , it is also connected to the Forte di Belvedere , a military outpost for the safety of the sovereign and his family. The garden, which welcomes over 800,000 visitors every year, is one of the most important examples of Italian garden in the world and is a veritable open-air museum, for the architectural-landscape setting and for the collection of sculptures, which ranging from Roman antiquities to the 20th century. The Boboli Gardens is one of the most famous gardens on the peninsula.
The gardens were built between the sixteenth and nineteenth centuries, by the Medici , then by Lorraine and Savoy , and occupy an area of about 45,000 m². At the first setting of late Renaissance style, visible in the nucleus closest to the palace, new portions were added with different settings over the years: along the axis parallel to the building the perspective axis of the viottolone was born , from which gravel-covered paths unfolded. that lead to ponds, fountains, nymphaeums, temples and caves . Remarkable is the importance of the statues and buildings in the garden, such as the eighteenth-century Kaffeehaus (rare example of rococo taste in Tuscany), which allows you to enjoy the view over the city, or the Limonaia, still in the original green Lorraine .
The garden has four entrances open to the public: from the courtyard of the Ammannati of Palazzo Pitti, from the Forte di Belvedere , from via Romana (the entrance to Annalena ) and from the square of Porta Romana , as well as an "extra" exit on the square Pitti .