The Gardens, behind the Pitti Palace, the main seat of the Medici grand dukes of Tuscany at Florence, are some of the first and most familiar formal 16th-century Italian gardens. The mid-16th-century garden style, as it was developed here, incorporated longer axial developments, wide gravel avenues, a considerable "built" element of stone, the lavish employment of statuary and fountains, and a proliferation of detail, coordinated in semi-private and public spaces that were informed by classical accents: grottos, nympheums, garden temples and the like.
The Illustrated Guide to the Mysteries of Boboli
These images come from the upcoming book "The Illustrated Guide to the Mysteries of Boboli" written by the italian historian Elena Tempestini. I've "lived" in Boboli Garden for 5 months and shooting a total of 5000 photos.
I studied for 3 months to give each photo as the flavor of an antique print as they appeared in the old tourist guides of the early '900 and this is the result.