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Italy. Florence. Villa Bardini

Capi4ca • 4 minutes read • May 26th, 2016
You can see on the map (the black dashed line) how to get from 

the Palazzo Pitti


Giardino di Boboli

 to the Villa Bardini.
This place is also called the 

Giardino Bardini

. History of the Gardens has continued for 700 years. Of course, the owners changed and things have been rebuilt or altered.

The last owner was the Bardini family. Now the Gardens are owned by the city and they have been opened to visitors since 2005.
We are going to the Villa Bardini. The sun is going down and it will be dark by 7 pm.
Here's the coat of arms of Medici.
We are going the right way!
Here's the map of the Villa Bardini.
Villa Bardini is not just a beautiful garden, it is also an observation point. If we were not able to climb the dome of the Duomo and Giotto's bell tower (there are a lot of steps and they are very narrow), then we could look at Florence from here.
Here's the Duomo (The Cattedrale di Santa Maria del Fiore). The tower on the left is the Palazzo Vecchio at Piazza della Signoria. White Giotto's bell tower can be see from behind the tower.
To the right of the dome is the Badìa Fiorentina and further to the right is the tower of the Palazzo del Bargello (now a National Museum).
We are on our way to the observation deck.
Here's the Cattedrale di Santa Maria del Fiore (the Duomo) with the white Giotto bell tower. The tower on the left is the Palazzo Vecchio at Piazza della Signoria.
This is the view to the right.
Here's the Basilica Di Santa Croce.
Further to the right, on the villa's side of the river, is the Church of San Miniato al Monte.
You can enjoy Florence for a long time but the day has ended so we must keep going because it will be dark soon.
And here's the exit.
We didn't have a map of this part of the city. We went along the road hoping that it would lead to the bridge parallel to the Ponte Vecchio. Or that at least it would intersect with a street leading down to the river.
We walked and walked. The sun was setting and the road, instead of going down, was rising higher and higher. And there were no intersections.
Author: Capi4ca
Translated by: Olesya Zhukova

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