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Garden of Boboli

The arrangement of the garden on the hill of Boboli began in parallel with the restructuring of Palazzo Pitti, commissioned by Cosimo I and Eleonora of Toledo around the second half of the XVI century. Niccolò Pericoli, called "il Tribolo", architect and sculptor, he oversaw the orBoboli underwent many rearrangeBacchus, where Valerio acids represented a nano of the court of Cosimo I on a turtle; just beyond is the Grotta del Buontalenti, built between 1583 and 1588 for the extravagant Francesco I: the first environment simulates a real cave in the decoration with false concretions that have to look well, shapes of animals; the corners are four copies of the prisons of Michelangelo (Galleria dell'Accademia) that were once here placed; the next is the group of Paris and Elena, Vincenzo de' Rossi; closes the path a grottino with a Venus By Giambologna. Then you will reach theamphitheater built in greenery in the sixteenth century and rebuilt in 1700, a place of spectacular performances; the egyptian obelisk in the center came to Rome from Luxor in imperial age. Climbing to the left are the nursery of Neptune and the garden of the Knight, where is the Porcelain Museum; continuing, instead, goes along the Viottolone and arrive at the beautiful square of the islet with a wide basin, an islet verdant of lemon trees and the Fountain of the OGiambologna.

From Piazza Pitti, toward piazza San Felice, on the right is the short Via Mazzetta which leads to the picturesque Piazza Santo Spirito, where just right at no. 10 rises the Palazzo Guadagni, a beautiful example of florentine palace of the Renaissance attributed to chronicle (1503-1506) with two orders of windows ribbed, beautiful loggia in high and lantern in wrought iron on the corner.