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The Boboli Garden

This typical Italian-style garden was designed in 1549 by Niccolò Tribolo; it is laid out on terraces behind the Pitti Palace, on the Boboli hill, with fountains, groves, paths, caves and an amphitheatre. The most notable fountains in the garden are: the “Fountain of the Artichoke”, by Francesco Susini and Francesco del Tadda (1641); the “Fountain of the Small Bacchus”, by Valerio Cioli, placed near the Buontalenti grotto; the “Fountain of the Pitchfork” by Stoldo Lorenzi and the “Fountain of the Ocean” by Gianbologna (1576) in the Piazzale dell’Isolotto.