What to Visit in the Summer in Florence

Things to Do, What's New — By katiegreenaway on March 14, 2012 at 10:29 am

Summer time in Florence is the perfect time to see all the gardens that flourish in Florence. Giardino delle Rose is just one of these gorgeous gardens. The city of Florence commissioned the architect Giuseppe Poggi to develop the Rose Garden. When the city became the owner of about one hectare of land, the Rose Garden was planted. In 1895 the garden was opened to the public. Today, the botanical garden has about 1000 species of plants.

Giardino delle Rose

Giardino dell’Iris is another must visit during the month of May in Florence. The Giardino dell’Iris is a botanical garden that specializes in the beautiful Iris flower species, which is the symbol of Florence. The garden has been open to the public since 1954 and is owned by the Società Italiana dell’Iris. It is located on the corner of Viale dei Colli and Piazzale Michelangelo and open daily without charge from May 2-20 every year. There is a relaxing pond in the garden with a thriving aquatic life. The botanical gardens also provide a scenic view of Florence and the surrounding areas.

Giardino dell'Iris

Boboli Gardens has flowers and views galore. Located behind Palazzo Pitti, it is an amazing place to walk, have a picnic or just gaze around the premises. Up on a hill, among the roses, the Museo della Porcellana is open to the public. Admire the gorgeous pieces of porcelain ceramics from the Medici collection. The cost to enter the gardens is €7.00 which includes the Museo degli Argenti, Museo delle Porcellane, Galleria del Costume and Giardino Bardini.

Boboli Gardens

Summer in Florence is a perfect time to see all the flowers in bloom and the city bustling.

Photo Credit: Giardino delle Rose, Giardino dell’Iris, Boboli Gardens

Tags: Florence, flowers, gardens, palazzo pitti, Piazza Pitti, Piazzale Michelangelo, sightseeing, summer, travel

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