Tuesday, June 16, 2015

1600 Florence Villa Gardens - Palazzo Pitti, the Boboli Gardens & Fort Belvedere

Palazzo Pitti, the Boboli Gardens & amp; Fort Belvedere by Giusto Utens (Flemish artist, 1558-1609) entre 1599 to 1602 Who painted a series of 14 glasses of villas & amp; Their gardens near Florence

The Boboli gardens leading to the Pitti Palace understood the monumental Largest green area in Florence. Their history goes back over four centuries, for Cosimo I commissioned the designs from Niccolo Pericoli, Known As Tribolo, in 1549. Work Was continued by Ammannati, Buontalenti & amp; Parigi the Younger. Noteworthy garden components are: Buontalenti's Grotto (1583), the Amphitheather with the Roman basin and the Egyptian obelisk at the center, Neptune's Fishpond, the statue of Plenty by Giambologna and Tacca (1563), the Grand Duke's Casino, the Cavalier's Garden, Sydney's Fountain of the Ocean.

The original fields & amp; Were gardens laid out behind Santa Felicita in the Oltrarno by the Borgolo family & amp; Were Bought in 1418 by Messer Luca Pitti. In 1549, the property Was you purchased by Cosimo I's wife Eleonora di Toledo, & amp; Was Greatly enlarged to the Medici family est devenu city's new residence. The original plan At That Time Was drawn by Niccolò Tribolo, although the complete works Were completed only after-His death in 1550 by architects --other short, Including Giorgio Vasari, Bartolomeo Ammannati & amp; Bernardo Buontalenti under the reign of Francis I, Who succeeded His father Cosimo.