The Rose Garden in Florence
The Rose Garden is a seedbed of old roses and English roses and classic-twigs, unique in its kind in Italy. In 1998, has a Japanese garden designed by Japanese architect Yasuo Kitayama, called Shorai, donated to Florence from Kyōto (from Kodai-Ji Zen Temple) twin city with Florence. The Park was then enriched with many inventions by Buontalenti (such as the Grotta Grande), fountains and stutue by Ammannati, Giambologna and Tacca and supplemented by Giulio and Alfonso Parigi (1631-1656). The Park also collects twelve works (ten bronze sculptures and two plasters) by sculptor Jean-Michel Folon, donated to the city by the artist's widow shortly after his untimely death. Today, the collection of the Rose Garden has about three hundred different varieties, grown mostly in open land.
Address: Viale Giuseppe Poggi, 2, 50125, Florence
Business hours: from May to September from 9.00 a.m. to 20.00 hours; the month of October from 9.00 to 18.00 hours. from November to February from 9.00 a.m. 17.00 p.m.; March and April from 9.00 to 18.00 hours
Tel: 0552342426; 055240115
Maximum 30 pax
The itinerary can be made every day from Tuesday to Sunday, both morning and afternoon
Tour duration: 3 hours