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Giardino Bardini

Firenze, Florence

Family friendly
Pet not allowed
Bookshop
Parking
Partially wheelchair accessible
Food service
Wi-Fi Area
Historic garden
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Ingressi e biglietterie:
- Via dei Bardi 1/r
- Costa San Giorgio 2 (per chi proviene dal Giardino di Boboli)
50125 Firenze

Tel. +39 055 20066206
Fax +39 055 20066236


GPS coordinates:
Latitudine: 43.763572
Longitudine: 11.256309

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Opening times

The garden is open every day:
January - February: 8:15 am – 4:30 pm
March: 8:15 am – 5:30 pm
April - May: 8:15 am – 6:30 pm
June, July, August: 8:15 am – 7:30 pm
September - October: 8:15 am – 6:30 pm
November - December: 8:15 am – 4:30 pm

Closed on the first and the last Monday of each month, New Year’s Day, on 1st May and Christmas Day.

The ticket office closes one hour before the closing time

Villa
Open from Tuesday to Sunday 10:00 am – 7:00 pm
Closed on Monday

On December 31 will be closed an hour early.

Tickets

Gardens
The ticket is also valid for Museo degli Argenti, Costume Gallery, Porcelain Museum and Boboli Garden.
Full price: € 10,00
Reduced price: € 5,00
Free admission: all visitors every first Sunday of each month, citizens under the age of eighteen, disabled, journalists, ecc.

Villa
Full price: € 8,00
Reduced price: € 6,00 (visitors from 7 to 14 years old, students, groups larger than 10 (only Villa), members of ACI, Touring Club, Unicoop Firenze, FAI and who is ticketed 900 Museum, Palazzo Vecchio Museum, Forte Belvedere)
Reduced price: € 4,00 (schoolchildren (free for the teacher), members of FAI Giovani, owners of Boboli-Bardini Gardens paying ticket)

Free of charges for the disabled and their companions, reporters, teachers with a class, tourist guides and children under 6 years old, Firenze Card owners (from 1 november)

How to reach
By car
Piazza Francesco Ferrucci follow the path Viale Michelangelo, Via dei Bastioni, Via Belvedere, Costa San Giorgio. At the Forte di Belvedere and a free car park reserved for Participants At Villa Bardini events.

On the train
Links with Ferrovie dello Stato and Italo train, Firenze Santa Maria Novella stop. Continue by foot for about 15 minutes, by taxi, or bus.

By plane
From the International Airport Amerigo Vespucci of Florence take the shuttle bus ''Vola in bus'' to the Santa Maria Novella Railway Station.

By bus
From the Santa Maria Novella Railway Station: Line 23 (stop Lungarno Torrigiani, Piazza dei Mozzi) or electric bus D (Torrigiani stop)

By foot
From Santa Maria Novella Railway Station you can reach the gardens by foot with a walk of about 15 minutes.
History
Bardini Garden offers wonderful views of Florence from its 4 hectares of parkland between the left bank of the Arno River, Montecuccoli Hill and the medieval wall.

Originally it was an arrangement of walled orchards near Mozzi Palace covering the whole of the hill behind it.

In the eighteenth century Giulio Mozzi, who loved gardens, enriched the property with a long fountain wall with a multi-material mosaic at the bottom. In the mid-nineteenth century the baroque garden was enlarged through the purchase of the adjoining Anglo-Chinese garden of Villa Manadora, created by Luigi Le Blanc at the beginning of the nineteenth century.

In the second half of the nineteenth century the Carolath Benten princes acquired the whole property and enriched the garden with Victorian details.
In 1913 the antiquarian Stefano Bardini purchased the complex consisting of Mozzi Palace, the baroque garden and the Anglo-Chinese garden with a remaining agricultural portion and Manadora Villa.

Bardini acted unscrupulously, constructing an avenue to travel by car from the Arno to the villa, destroying the walled gardens of medieval origin, and joining the two existing buildings on Costa San Giorgio.

The death of his son Ugo in 1965 gave rise to a long episode concerning inheritance.
This ended in 1996 thanks to the then minister Paolucci who arranged for the conditions set by the deceased person to be met.

In 2000 the Ente Cassa di Risparmio di Firenze (Florence Savings Corporation), acting through the Fondazione Parchi Monumentali Bardini e Peyron (Bardini and Peyron Monumental Parks Foundation), began the restoration of the complex. It took almost five years to restore the garden's identity and wealth in terms of composition and plants.

In the agricultural park, in which fruit trees in the Tuscan tradition have been planted, there is a circular viewpoint from which one enters a tunnel of wisteria and comes upon no less than 60 varieties of hydrangea.

The baroque flight of steps is the most picturesque part of the garden, with its viewpoint over the city and the six fountains with their multi-material mosaic bottoms.

Bourbon roses and remontant irises have been planted along the flight of steps. In the lowest part there is a garden with herbaceous and graminaceous borders and the grassy theatre that makes use of a cavity in the garden.

In the English-style wood, which formed part of the Anglo-Chinese garden, there is a lawn with azeleas where one can also see ferns, vibernums, camellias, and a collection of citrus fruits. From Via de' Bardi the route winds up towards the villa, offering views of both the garden and the monuments of Florence.

On reaching Villa Bardini you go out into Costa San Giorgio and in a few minutes you reach the Boboli Garden, from which you can descend back towards the city, covering 7 kilometres altogether amid greenery. It's possibile to book a personal service at a special price, with a shuttle from 7, 16 or 28 seats, which connects the two Great Italian Gardens of Villa Bardini and Villa Peyron.
Accessibility
For the morphology of the Garden, to the persons with serious walking problems the visit is not precluded, but difficult.
Please contact the internal staff to telephone number 055 20066206 during office hours, from Monday to Friday, 9.30 to 17.00.

Pozzana Maria Chiara

Landscape Architect.

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