Sunday, November 18, 2007

The Gardens of Palazzo Vegni



As we were walking to Magi (a crappy market we use as a last resort when everything else is closed – because we are snobs) in the San Niccolò district near our house we discovered the rather large public garden of Palazzo Vegni. We talked to a lady from Florence who was there and she said it is only open on Sundays. During the week, an adjacent school uses part of the garden so it is closed to the public. Maybe that explains why we never noticed it. You have to go through a tunnel in a building to enter the garden so it isn’t exactly apparent from the street. The gardens look into the Bardini Gardens which you must pay to enter. In this aerial shot you can see that the gardens back up against the old city wall that runs along Via di Belvedere.

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