The Giardino Torrigiani extends from Viale Petrarca, with the old Arnolfi walls on each side, to Piazza Torquato Tasso. The ... More
The Giardino Torrigiani extends from Viale Petrarca, with the old Arnolfi walls on each side, to Piazza Torquato Tasso. The gardens were designed in the 19th century by Luigi Cambrai-Digny but were finished by Baccani, who also designed the neo-Gothic style tower. Pio Fedi executed the group of neo-classical sculptures for Pietro Torrigiani. Please note that the garden is private and is only open on rare occasions.
As part of our "Gardens of Tuscany" tour, we were fortunate to tour this gorgeous private garden, with a guided tour from the current owners. Features include a neo-Gothic style tower, neo-classical sculptures, rose garden, and wonderful antiques and pottery.
The creation of the Giardino dei Semplici or Botanical Gardens (Orto Botanico), was ordered by Cosimo I de'Medici in the
mid 16th century and planned by Niccolo Tribolo. It was one of the first of its kind in the ...
Forming part of Florence's old 14th century fortifications, of which there are still solid traces, the two walls spread out
from the gate towards Piazza Tasso to the east and to the north west along the Viali dei Colli. ...
Inside this garden lies the Buontalenti grotto (1583 1593). Decorated with Mannerist style scenes from Greek and Roman mythology, the
grotto includes copies of Michelangelo's famous Slave series, the originals of which were transferred to the Galleria dell'Accademia. In ...
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