Botanic Garden visit
Discovering the magic of the Gardens of Maiano
Botanic Garden entrance(Queen’s Romantic Park + Farm)
An english garden overlooking florence
Queen’s Romantic park
Inaugurated by Queen Victoria in 1893, the Romantic Park is a slice of Heaven. The placid water of the small lake Colonne reflect the lush foliage of the oaks. On its banks you can admire the quarry from which Lorenzo il Magnifico extracted the stones for the Columns of the Princes Chapel, in San Lorenzo Basilica. The delightful Casa del Tè, where Sir John Temple used to welcome his guests, is now an intimate place for refreshment
THE BIGGEST BOTANICAL GARDEN IN ITALY
With 500,000 square meters, the Botanic Garden of Fattoria di Maiano is the largest in Italy. Inside, 20,000 olive trees sway in the sun like a silver sea. The garden boasts a breathtaking view over cultivated hills, magnificient botanical varieties, orchards and biological crops. In addition, the farm with free range animals has always been an attraction for young and older ones. Horses, sheep, geese, hens, ducks, ostriches and donkeys from Amiata are ready to accompany your explorations.
Between past and innovation
Educational farm and crops
Our guides are at your disposal to share history and secrets of the Garden. Booking a guided tour, you can retrace the history of the quarries and its close link with Medici family from Florence. You will discover artists and characters who lived in these places and how landscape has changed over the years. Contact us for any information or to book your tour.