Tuscany, Italy

Giardino Bardini

Giardino Bardini is a beautiful Tuscan garden that was named after an Italian art collector Stefano Bardini. It is located in the heart of Florence, right between Uffizi Gallery and Ponte Vecchio. Opened to public in 2010, Giardino Bardini is relatively unknown, but definitely worth a visit.

History

Originally owned by the Mozzi family, Giardino Bardini was restored in 1913 by Stefano Bardini who also enlarged the villa and lived there with his family. Unfortunately, the garden was neglected and many years have passed before it was restored and opened to public. Today, guests can visit the garden and check out the flower beds of peonies and azaleas in bloom. Inside the villa, there is a collection of works by the Italian painter Pietro Annigoni.

The Garden

The garden itself consist of marble statues, a beautiful terrace that offers amazing views of Florence, fountains, and a garden restaurant that is considered to be one of the most romantic places in the city. Many say that the best time to visit Giardino Bardini is in April and May.