Europe’s largest private garden in the heart of Florence
The Torrigiani Garden is one of Florence’s green areas. This large park extends over 7 hectares within the city’s ancient walls, a few steps from the Boboli Gardens.
The current layout of the Torrigiani Garden, named after the ancient Florentine family that owned several plots of land in the city, was designed by architect Luigi Cambray Digny and engineer Gaetano Baccani, who was entrusted at the beginning of the 19th century with the task of creating the large English-style park, embellished with elegant buildings in the following decades.
Today, the Torrigiani Garden is still a private property, but on special occasions it welcomes visitors who want to stroll through this green oasis a stone’s throw from the Arno river, where time seems to stand still.
Amid meadows, groves and rare plants, those who are fortunate enough to visit the Torrigiani Garden will find the elegant Torrino designed by Baccani, Merlin’s little grotto, an amphitheatre and many sculptures, such as the statue of Osiris, a column dedicated to the botanist Pier Antonio Micheli, and statues depicting Janus and Aesculapius.