Gardens of Florence #9: giardino di Boboli, the paradigm of a 16th century Italian garden

Gardens of Florence #9: giardino di Boboli, the paradigm of a 16th century Italian garden


The Boboli Gardens date back to 1418, when Luca Pitti bought its land in Oltrarno with the intention of building the magnificent Pitti Palace, later owned by the Medici family. The landscaping was commissioned by the Medici to Niccolò Tribolo, the famous architect responsible for the gardens of their villas of Castello and La Petraia. However, after the premature death of Tribolo, it was Bartolomeo Ammannati who finished the job. The Boboli is the paradigm of the 16th century Italian garden, as well as one of the largest historical parks in Florence. Around the main axes are placed avenues, hedges, terraces full of statues and fountains. The first operas of history were also represented in its open air amphitheatre.
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Gardens of Florence #9: giardino di Boboli, paradigma del jardín italiano del siglo XVI

El origen de los jardines de Bóboli se remonta a 1418, cuando Luca Pitti compró unos terrenos en Oltrarno con la intención de construir el magnífico Palacio Pitti, que posteriormente fue comprado por los Medici. La disposición de los jardines fue confiada por los Medici a Niccolò Tribolo, célebre arquitecto de los jardines de las villas mediceas de Castello y La Petraia. Sin embargo, fue Bartolomeo Ammannati quien terminó el trabajo después de la muerte prematura de Tribolo. Los jardines de Bóboli son el paradigma del jardín italiano del siglo XVI, así como uno de los parques históricos más grandes de Florencia. Alrededor de los ejes principales se desarrollan avenidas, setos, terrazas repletas de estatuas y fuentes. En el anfiteatro de este jardín se representaron las primeras óperas de la historia.
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Paco Neumann is a journalist, photographer, proofreader, flâneur and perpetual amateur currently living in between Florence, Berlin and Tenerife. He´s been a regular contributor to fashion, art, trend and lifestyle magazines and worked for news, advertising and communication agencies

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