June 6, 2013

The Great Escape - Travel Diary - Florence - Part 2

While I haven't been in Florence long enough to desire a refuge from city living, who wouldn't want to escape to a palace garden?

Earlier this week, I tagged along with my classmate's plans to visit Palazzo Pitti and Boboli Gardens. Not knowing a thing about where we were headed, he quickly gave me a lesson in the history of the place. Short version: the palace used to be owned by the famous Medici family, and thereafter, most of the ruling families of Tuscany used to reside there.

While I didn't want to spend too much time inside the palace museum, I found Boboli gardens to be a complete dream. With panoramic views of Florence, sweeping paths of greenery and larger than life stone sculptures, it was a marvel. I also couldn't believe how quiet it was compared to the crowded streets.

Words aren't the best descriptors in this case, so below are my photos! Enjoy. x