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Giardino Bardini

Firenze, Florence

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Coffee house & Restaurant
Partially wheelchair accessible
Pet not allowed
Wi-Fi Area
In the Name of the Rose


This is an extraordinary overlooking Florence: 4 hectares of parkland between the left bank of the Arno, the Montecuccoli hills and the medieval walls, which was originally a system of walled vegetable gardens near Palazzo Mozzi.
In the eighteenth century Giulio Mozzi enriched the property with a fountain wall with a base of mosaic made from many different materials.
In the nineteenth century the baroque garden was extended with the purchase of the Anglo-Chinese garden of Villa Manadora, created by Luigi Le Blanc at the beginning of the century. Subsequently Carolath Benten Princes bought the property and embellished it with Victorian details.
In 1913 Stefano Bardini, an antique dealer, bought the complex built an avenue in order up the Villa, destroying traces of the original medieval gardens, and reunified the two buildings on the Costa San Giorgio. Inheritance vicissitudes began on the succession of his son Ugo, in 1965, ending only in 1996. In 2000 the Fondazione Cassa di Risparmio di Firenze began the restoration, which lasted five years, with the help of the Fondazione Parchi Monumentali Bardini e Peyron.
From the circular belvedere one can admire many varieties of hydrangeas and wisteria tunnel. Bourbon roses and irises line
the baroque stairway: in the lower garden there are borders and a green theatre. The azalea field is in the English style wood, once part of the Anglo-Chinese garden. It is possible to admire the monuments of Florence from Via de' Bardi. On leaving the villa one comes out onto the Costa San Giorgio leading to the Boboli Garden a few minutes away. then descending towards the city through about 7 km of panting.

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.


Visiting the Garden is particularly difficult for persons with mobility problems because of its natural layout that presents sloping paths, gravel, stone curbs alongside the gravel paths but also stone water diversion constructions that cross these paths.
Please contact the internal staff to telephone number 055 20066206 during office hours, from Monday to Friday, 9.30am to 5.00pm.
Opening hours
Open daily, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Last admission 3 p.m.
Closed every first and last Monday of the month
Full price: € 6.00
Reduced price: € 2.00
Contact us
Ingressi e biglietterie:
- Via dei Bardi, 1 rosso
- Costa San Giorgio, 2
50125 Firenze

T. 055 294883
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