More than a garden, more than just a “green lung” in Florence, this gorgeous park in the heart of Florence takes your breath away and brings to mind the splendor of the life of the Grand Dukes of Tuscany.
The wonderful Bardini Garden, which provides one of the most beautiful views of the city of Florence, is situated only a few hundred metres from Costa San Giorgio and the back gate of the Boboli Gardens, through which the main characters in Dan Brown’s Inferno escape into pathways.
Robert Langdon and Sienna Brooks, protagonists in the novel Inferno by Dan Brown, escape through Boboli Gardens’ pathways. In addition to playing a key role in the novel, the Boboli Gardens consist of a fantastic open-air museum situated in the heart of Florence, and are filled with fountains, statues, as well as an amphitheatre.
The guidebooks referred to the piece as “a colossal stone basin from Rome’s Baths of Caracalla, “but Langdon always saw it for what it truly was-the world’s largest bathtub. They really need to put that thing somewhere else.
(Dan Brown, Inferno)
The Buontalenti Grotto in the Boboli Gardens is a fascinating place, where you feel as though you’re in a fairy tale. The Grotta di Buontalenti (also known as Grotta Grande or the Big Grotto) was built by Bernardo Buontalenti between 1583 and 1593, commissioned by Francesco I de’ Medici.