Located directly behind the Pitti Palace, these peaceful gardens are also a fascinating open-air museum with a collection of sculptures ranging from the 16th to 18th centuries.
The gardens were designed for Eleonora di Toledo, the wife of Cosimo I de' Medici, who chose the Pitti Palace as their new residence. The sculptures were added in the 17th century and the gardens continued to be enlargened until the 19th century.
The highlights include the Amphitheatre with statues inspired by Roman myths. The Egyptian obelisk was brought from Luxor here and erected in 1789. Neptune's Fountain is located above the amphitheater.
Buy your ticket online to avoid long lines. The ticket allows entry also to the Bardini Gardens.
(Last admission 30 min before closing.)
Closed on the first and last Monday of each month, Jan 1, May 1 and Dec 25.
EU citizens (18-25): €5
Children (under 18): free
Free admission on the first Sunday of each month.