Boboli Gardens reopen in line with public health rules

Boboli Gardens

FLORENCE – After over ten weeks of closure due to the coronavirus crisis, the Boboli Gardens are to reopen from Thursday at 9:00 a.m., according to a press release from the Uffizi. The garden is a unique open-air museum, with an extraordinary botanical heritage, and a landscape and architectural layout replete with flower beds, groves, and a collection of over 300 classical sculptures.

  As Italy starts to re-open and with the approaching summer comes the good weather, the gardens will be opening every day of the week from 8:45 a.m., with last entries made at 5:15 p.m.

  “With the Boboli garden, not only the green heart is accessible again of Florence, but also an extraordinary open-air museum,” said the director of the Uffizi Galleries, Eike Schmidt.

  In the press release, the Uffizi Gallery urged people to remember to use the mandatory mask, that groups cannot exceed 10 people, and to keep an interpersonal distance of at least 1.80 metres. People with a body temperature over 37.5 degrees will be prohibited from entering. 

  “In the last month and a half the first blooms of spring, statues and fountains have only been observed by cats, foxes, and birds, in addition of course to our botanists and gardeners who have broadcast on the Uffizi social channels many wonders and secrets of the garden,” said Mr. Schmidt. “From now on, fortunately, everyone will participate again when the warm season arrives."