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23 Sep 2018
“Not really wanting visitors”
4 Sep 2017
“Garden opening hours can change at short notice! Call ahead preferably.”
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Reviewed 23 September 2018 via mobile

We were a group staying in Fiesole. It is impossible to find the entrance to this place. The general rule seems to be book ahead. Reading reviews on various sites I'm not always sure everyone is talking about the same place. There's no signage. The...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 4 September 2017

We visited in August on a very hot day. Despite having checked in advance that the opening hours worked well, we did not call ahead on the day itself of the visit. Big mistake! When we got there, we found the gardeners locking up the...More

Date of experience: August 2017
2  Thank VoyagerAimerSourire
Reviewed 14 August 2017

UNESCO World Heritage Site, an examplary Italian Renaissance garden. Rich in symbolic meanings, abundant sculptures, fountains and plants. Spectacular view over the valley from the upper terrace with a fountain of Appenino. The hydraulic system of the garden uses the same principle of gravity as...More

Date of experience: September 2016
3  Thank NadyaS397
Reviewed 21 March 2017

We were on a day-tour of 3 Medici villas,which is pushing things if you're from Perugia,but the gardens of Villa Castello are impressive and it's easy to imagine what they probably looked like in their heyday. As someone else noted this villa is usually coupled...More

Date of experience: March 2017
1  Thank Cocciolino2015
Reviewed 7 October 2016

This place is not easy to find. It is outside the Florence´s walls, but I am happy that i did not give up and visited it. I went by bus and had to walk around 10-15 minutes to find this Villa, They really take good...More

Date of experience: September 2016
2  Thank OlgaDenise
Reviewed 28 August 2016

This is one of the most beautiful gardens I ever seen. We were completly charmed. A pity it´s so seldom open, so look it up on their own web site before you visit. (A short walk from the bus stop.)

Date of experience: August 2016
3  Thank Lena P
Reviewed 18 July 2016

Be warned that the grotto is being repaired and there is no indication when it will be done. (It is Italy, after all.) Formal gardens well maintained. Free and nicer than Boboli, though it's a EU 20 cab from the center of town. hardly anyone...More

Date of experience: July 2016
2  Thank capitanbob
Reviewed 10 October 2015

The main garden is typical Italian Renaissance, and as such very impressive. There is also a more wooded area, perhaps more reminiscent of England. The garden is relatively easy to reach from central Florence by taking a local bus which leaves from opposite the SMN...More

Date of experience: September 2015
5  Thank OandA-London
Reviewed 14 July 2014

Spend late afternoon in this citrus gardens. Didn't go inside. Lovely park with beautiful sculpture in the center. Didn't enjoy personal that was quite angry that we are so late there.

Date of experience: June 2014
Thank Ingulinka
Reviewed 29 May 2014

A visit to the gardens was a breath of fresh air after the busy streets of Florence and a wonderful introduction to the Italian Renaissance Garden design. A bus can be caught at S. N. bus station and from the drop off point it is...More

Date of experience: May 2014
7  Thank RJWal
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