Monday, May 19, 2014

Boboli Garden - Italy

A few days ago i've got this nice card of the Boboli Garden in Florence, Italy. This is the 2nd time Damien helps me with my UNESCO, 1st with a french card and now with this italian one. 
It was on June 2013, that Bololi Garden, twelve Medici villas and another pleasure garden (Pratolino Park-Villa Demidoff) were granted World Heritage status by UNESCO. 

Colessione del Ministerio per i Bene Culturali e Ambientali - Foto: SBAA FI
Behind the massive Pitti Palace lies the enormous Boboli Gardens - both were once the private domain of Florence’s ruling Medici family, but today they’re both open to the public.
The Boboli Gardens are not only typical of formal Italian gardens of the 16th century - they’re actually some of the earliest examples of the style. Along with the manicured lawns, blooming plants, and fountains that you’d expect from a garden, these also have a fine collection of 16th-18th century sculptures on display in different parts of the grounds.
The Boboli Gardens were originally started for the wife of Cosimo I de Medici in the 1540s, and were added to later in the 16th century and again in the 17th century. Notable features include tree-lined pathways, sculpture-filled grottos, and an amphitheater with an Egyptian obelisk at its center. - in:

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