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Whether you are a garden enthusiast, history lover, or just wanting to get away from the busyness of Florence, the Giardino Torrigiani provides a wonderful look into a different side of the city. The Giardino Torrigiani is one of the world’s largest private gardens within a historic centre. Vanni, son of the current marquis, will personally escort you across the grounds. In the quiet seclusion you’ll find Medici battlements, rare trees, Masonic symbols, and Italian sculpture. Though passersby walking past the Via Serragli have no idea what they’re missing, for those who venture in it, is a treasure. ... Read more »
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- Look in Giardino Torrigiani's 19th century greenhouse, currently being renovated, spy the sweet, small fountain covered in sculpted marine animals, and ask Vanni about the design of the roof (one of the first greenhouses with a double roof).
- Find the water lilies in the Italian Garden, and look for the rose bushes and fantastical beasts adorning the middle of the ponds.
- Stop by La Torre, the Tower of Torrigiani Garden, built by the architect Gaetano Baccani, a native of Florence, in 1824 and used as an astronomy tower to view the Florence sky at night.
Tours of the Giardino Torrigiani cost €15 and require a reservation. Call to arrange your visit beforehand at: +39 055/224527. Alternatively, you can email them at: firstname.lastname@example.org. The address is Via de’ Serragli 144, and is fairly easy to reach by taxi or car from Florence. Public transport is also an option, with several bus stops around the Giardino Torrigiani to choose from. When you make your reservation, let them know how you will be getting there and ask what recommendations they would offer as far as parking or bus stops.« Hide