Thursday, June 5, 2014

Italy Vacation: Boboli Gardens

Happy Thursday!  Today is actually my Friday since I leave for Michigan tomorrow morning.  Short work weeks are the best. . . super early morning flights are not!  I hope you have enjoyed my first two posts about my Italy vacation.  If you missed them you can read about Florence and The Duomo after reading this post.  This will be my last post on Florence and then we'll be traveling to Cinque Terre and you won't want to miss those posts!

One afternoon Stacy and I walked around Boboli Gardens.  Somehow I totally missed that this garden even existed the last time I was in Florence.  I'm so glad someone told us to check it out.  It was HUGE. . . like really huge and really beautiful!  Think Central Park except this garden is enclosed and you have to pay to get in. . . worth it. . . see for yourself.

I should have taken a photo of the steep hill we had to climb to get up into part of the garden.  I almost couldn't convince Stacy to come with me!  The view was pretty but not as good as from the top to The Duomo.

I'm not normally a huge fan of statues but there were some very cool ones in the garden.  I don't think I've ever seen a statue of a dog so that once made me smile for sure.

After we walked around for a long time we found a quiet grassy area and sat and relaxed.  We were the only people in that area and it was so peaceful!  A great way to relax and enjoy the nice weather.  You almost forgot you were in the middle of a big city.

We really enjoyed our two days in Florence.  I had really loved it when I went in college which is why I wanted to go back and I'm glad we did.  It was nice to visit The Duomo again since I love that and it was also nice to see some parts of Florence that I had missed the last time. 

Next up: Cinque Terre (aka one of the MOST beautiful places I've been in my life)!

Please come back tomorrow for a special post in honor of D-Day.

Linking up with Kristin for "Stuff and Things!"


  1. What an amazing view. The half face statue is my favorite though the dog is a close second! :)

  2. The rooftop picture is something you need to get blown up and framed…beautiful!

  3. Oooo! I need to go there next time I'm in Florence!