The Boboli Gardens
The Boboli Gardens is located in Florence and was born as the garden of Palazzo Pitti and the Forte di Belvedere. The Garden is considered as one of the most important examples of Italian garden in the world. It can be defined as an open-air museum, since stroll through the park you can admire the sculptures and Roman antiquities and contemporary installations. The gardens were built between late 1500 and 1900 by several families: the Medici, the Habsburg - Lorraine and finally the Savoy. The garden over time was enriched by fountains, ponds, caves and temples. Of great importance is the architecture built in the eighteenth century as the Kaffeehaus, rococo, in the limonaia that echoes the color of Lorraine (green). Another important architectural feature is the amphitheater in a horseshoe shape. At the center of the amphitheater we find the Egyptian obelisk, unique in Tuscany, dating back to 1500 B.C. .. To beautify the garden is the small "Knight Garden", one of the few enclosed spaces Boboli. It is located in the area is part of the fortifications built by Michelangelo in 1529. The entire garden is enriched with bronze sculptures, terracotta and marble made by the likes of Giambologna caliber, Tribolo, Giovanni Battista Caccini and Pierino da Vinci.