Tuscany delivers when it comes to amazing formal and nature inspired gardens, view our list of the best gardens to visit in Tuscany. Obviously some gardens are spring gardens, therefore visiting at this time of year you would see more than in the height of the summer, that said all gardens are maintained and therefore have plants that show throughout their specific period of the year, so there is always a great show put together by talented and hard working gardeners.
- Boboli Gardens – Florence. Directly behind Pitti Palace are the incredible Boboli Gardens. The Medici family established the gardens, and created the Italian garden style that became a model for many of the European courts of the time. The regular layout is a real outdoor museum to be explored, which is populated by ancient and Renaissance statues.
- Villa Bardini gardens – Florence. This incredible garden traces its history all the way back to medieval times when the Bardini Garden belonged to a series of wealthy families. The garden was originally constructed for agricultural use and it was transformed over the course of the the centuries into a splendid Italianate garden.
- Torrigiani Garden – Florence. In the sixteenth century it was well known as a botanical garden and it had its revival in the early nineteenth century when Marquis Pietro Torrigiani inherited the property and started acquiring the surrounding land, he then transformed the space into a ‘romantic park’ in the english style which adhered to the fashion of the time.
Medici Villa “Ambra” of Poggio a Caiano – Poggio a Caiano (Prato area)
Villa Garzoni – Collodi (Pistoia area)
Villa Reale – Capannori (Lucca area)
Villa Torrigiani – Capannori (Lucca area)
Villa Bernardini – Vicopelago (Lucca area)
Villa La Foce – Chianciano Terme (Siena area)
Villa Cetinale – Sociville (Siena area)