One of the foremost example of an Italian-style garden, the Boboli is really an open-air museum, not only for its architecture and landscaping, but also because of the many sculptural ornaments it contains. Its creation and development spans four hundred years between the 15th and 19th centuries. The gardens laid out behind Santa Felicita in Oltrarno by the Borgolo family, the name from which Boboli is thought to derive, were bought in 1418 by Luca Pitti. In 1549 the property was bought by Cosimo I's wife Eleonora da Toledo, and became the Medici family's city residence. This is really the greatest garden of Florence, so huge that you'll need to choose an itinerary and discover it step by step!!!