Easter Monday in Florence
Easter Monday is coming soon and the usual tradition would be to take a trip outside to enjoy the first sunny days of spring. However, as we all know, the current pandemic has us all closed inside. So instead, we invite you to take a virtual walk with us through the parks of Florence. Perhaps it will inspire you to come to visit them in person as soon as it’s possible!
The Boboli Gardens. A 10-minute walk from Convitto della Calza, this garden was the first-ever “Italian Garden” that all European courts then went on to imitate. Requested by the Medici to complete their Royal Palace, Boboli is an expression of the Florentine Renaissance. Embellished with ancient statues and adorned with artificial caves, it is a marvel that combines nature and architecture.
The Iris Garden. This garden is dedicated to the city’s floral symbol, the iris. It is a pastoral area on the same hill as Piazzale Michelangelo, from which you can enjoy a splendid panorama of Florence. Here, you can admire hundreds of species of iris, gathered in flowerbeds between meadows and olive trees. Open only from 25 April to 20 May of each year.
The Rose Garden. Also next to Piazzale Michelangelo, this romantic garden includes terraces and a wonderful view of Florence. It contains about 1000 botanical varieties of roses, including 350 species of ancient roses, and 10 sculptures by the great Belgian artist Folon. The best time to visit is between April and May, when the blooms fill the air with their intoxicating perfume.
The Bardini Gardens. A must-see for anyone who enjoys breathtaking views of Florence. This wonderful Baroque garden is located in Oltrarno, and contains a succession of scenic views and pieces of fairytale flower architecture.