The Rose Garden in Florence
is a place of extraordinary beauty
, where you can see for free
many different types of roses and other plants
. That's why it is the ideal place for a romantic promenade or for a break in a green oasis set in the heart of Florence.T
he garden houses a collection of roses, lemons, and other plants, as well as a Japanese garden, donated to Florence by the twin city of Kyōto and the Zen Kodai-Ji temple. In particular, it contains about 400 varieties of roses
for a total of about 1,200 plants.
The park is found in the Oltrarno area, just below Piazzale Michelangelo
. From there you can admire an amazing view over the city histoical center, a Unesco World Heritage Site, as is the Garden area itself.
The garden was created in 1865 by Giuseppe Poggi,
who also designed also the Piazzale, on behalf of the City of Florence, ready to become the capital of Italy
after Turin. The land belonged Padri Filippini, who also owned a house and farm called San Francesco, then Attilio Pucci redeisgned to space full of terraces and walls to create a collection of roses.