Thursday, July 25

Florence III: green spaces

there's not much green space in Florence (boo) but that just makes it all the sweeter when you come across some.

a little rose garden, so unassuming it could just be your neighbour's backyard, sits just below the piazza michelangelo, overlooking Florence to the north. there are lots of colours and not many people. it's calm.

and there are the Boboli gardens, sadly a little dilapidated, but this kind of adds to their charm. the dark heavy tree-lined pathways full of magic, crumbly statues dressed in weeds and vines, pathways leading to nowhere. a bank of wildflowers. the old rococo Kaffeehaus affords excellent views over the city.


  1. These pictures are so beautiful!

  2. I really need to head back to Florence and the Boboli Gardens. Last time we went it was so expensive to go into both the palace and the gardens and we went for the palace as they had a Caravaggio exhibition and the Mr is a massive fan.