Florence. Reopens the Boboli Gardens


Florence – After more than ten weeks of closure due to the epidemiological emergency, the Boboli Gardens reopens on Thursday 21st May at 9 a.m. The garden is a real open-air museum, unique in the world, with an extraordinary botanical heritage, and a landscape and architectural layout that houses, among its avenues, flowerbeds and groves, a collection of over 300 sculptures from the classical, Renaissance and Baroque periods. With the favour of the summer season, therefore, we leave from Boboli, which will be accessible both through the entrance of Palazzo Pitti and through the Annalena gate every day of the week, i.e. from Monday to Sunday (except the first and last Monday of the month) from 8.45 a.m. to 6.15 p.m. (last entrance at 5.15 p.m.).

Inside the Garden all national and regional regulations apply to counter the spread of the coronavirus. In particular we remind you that it is forbidden to enter people with body temperature over 37.5 degrees; it is compulsory to use the mask during the whole stay inside the garden; it is necessary to maintain the interpersonal distance of at least 1.80 m; groups of any kind are forbidden; groups may not exceed the number of 10 people, and in any case they must always respect the interpersonal distance of 1.80 m; tour guides must always use the whisper system (microphone and earphones), regardless of the number of members of their group. In compliance with the regulations, the Grotta Grande and the Porcelain Museum will remain closed. However, the Upper Botany with its treasures of aquatic plants will be open every morning from Monday to Friday from 10.00 to 13.00.

“With the Boboli Gardens it is once again accessible not only the green heart of Florence, but also an extraordinary open-air museum – comments the director of the Uffizi Galleries, Eike Schmidt – following the recommendation of the Council Presidency’s Technical and Scientific Committee to gradually open monumental parks and museums with less than 100,000 visitors a year, and only later the great museums, we take the opportunity to remember that in its various Renaissance and Baroque parts Boboli was for centuries the model that inspired all other court gardens in Europe, including that of Versailles. In the last month and a half the first blooms of spring, the statues and fountains have been observed only by cats, foxes, and birds, in addition of course to our botanists and gardeners who have broadcast on the social channels of the Uffizi many wonders and secrets of the garden. From now on, fortunately, everyone will be able to participate again in the arrival of the summer season”.

 



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