Friday, September 28, 2012

Palazzo Pitti & Boboli Gardens, Florence















When I first visited Florence in 2007 with my mum, my hand's down favourite sight was Palazzo Pitti and the Boboli Gardens. Perched on the 'other' side of the Arno river, with beautiful panoramic views of the city at it's feet, the palazzo houses several museums (art, silver, porcelain, etc.). The Palazzo's Boboli Gardens are arranged and up kept in such a way that it's not a stretch to imagine the Medicis wandering around them 500 years ago.

While not the ideal thing to do in the rain, we made the best of it, and it ended up being Mike's favourite thing in Florence too. Those views!

- Jess

BY THE NUMBERS
date: september 1
weather: cloudy, rainy
entrance fee: prices vary
opening hours: hours vary

12 comments :

  1. this just made me miss florence more! hope you had fun there, despite the rain. :)

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  2. Even in the rain it still looks beautiful! Love your outfit too :)

    xxx
    Jenna

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  3. Oh my - it certainly was raining pretty hard! I suppose it meant you had the place almost to yourselves which is a plus!

    Have a great weekend!

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    1. Not quite, there were some hard core tourists rockin' it in full Sou'westers :)

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  4. Thanks for the photos. Even though the rain was streaming, you seem to have had an enoyable time, which is what is important.

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  5. Such pretty pictures! The rain looks lovely! :)

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  6. Boboli Gardens are one of my favorite spots in Florence! I did a semester there, and we had a hard time adjusting to the city life of Florence, and the gardens were such an awesome haven! I'm glad you guys made it there, even with rain!

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    1. I love the thought of people using them as a bit of an urban oasis, how cool! They are definitely a haven, even in the rain :)

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