One of my favorite passageways in Florence is not well-traveled.
It is where you enter the Boboli Gardens from the the Bardini Gardens.
To do this, you enter the Bardini at Costa San Giorgio # 2, purchase a ticket good for both the Bardini and adjoining Boboli gardens, and enter the Bardini.
After enjoying this spectacularly-sited and maintained garden to its fullest (you will at least an hour), exit the Bardini and traipse across some back streets until you find this pictured below.
These signs let you know you are on the right path. After being lost for a little while, you will eventually spot the place where you may enter the Boboli.
You will immediately gain an interesting and entirely different vantage on the Boboli, so different than when you enter from the courtyard of the Palazzo Pitti. You will enter through leafy greens, and follow secretive paths with unexpected vistas.
For example, after walking for a little while in the Boboli, you will see this lovely little folly, where I’d be happy to live for the rest of my life if only Florence would let me. :-)
The perfect “green house” to my way of thinking!
At the entrance to the Boboli from the Palazzo Pitti is this wonderful, immaculate knot-garden. It is at its finest right now, when the eye is starved for the green and blossoms of spring.