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“Pleasant and interesting garden if you can excuse the obnoxious personnel”

Giardini di Villa Gamberaia
Ranked #213 of 672 things to do in Florence
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Reviewed 4 November 2014

Visited this garden with a group of friends. Getting admission to the grounds was curiously difficult. (We had to ring a bell outside of a forbidding stone wall and then wait about 10 minutes for someone pull up in a car and admit us.) When we went into the office/souvenir shop to pay the steep 15 Euro per person fee to tour the grounds, all of us but the person paying the fee were shooed outside with the brusque admonition that only one person was allowed in the shop at a time. Huh? Since when are potential shoppers excluded from a shop? Anyway, the grounds were lovely.

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Reviewed 1 July 2014

Maybe because this was the first Villa we visited on this trip it was my favourite. Admittedly the price is a hefty E 15. There was only one other couple there; I just loved the quite and peacefulness of the gardens - the only sound was birds singing. Great views of Florence and the Arno Valley. I loved all the statues, urns, fountains and flowers climbing the stone walls.

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Reviewed 19 October 2013

Visiting the Villa and it's garden was disappointing.We had to pay 15€ a high price for what we got to see.In my opinion the garden is in need of restoration.The only thing that struck us was the silence and the view you have over Florence,but then you can catch a bus and go to Fiesole for the same view.

1  Thank BrusselsWhatthen52
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Reviewed 31 July 2013

Terrific place with great gardens and swimming pools. Stayed there in two units with 13 people--worked our great!

1  Thank Alan M
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Reviewed 19 February 2013

This is an astonishing place, a historic garden with one of the most fantastic views of Florence, and we seen quite a few, this is top 5. Garden is really lovely also in winter, but a better time to go here is beginning of april. The owners fight hard to preserve the heritage but in a way the appearance with some perfectly sculpted trees and bushes along with terracotta, fences etc that are slowly giving in to age becomes even more beautiful han if everything had been perfectly restored.

1  Thank Flemming N
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