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Boboli's tunnels
Photo ©Shaun Merrit

In search of hidden treasures in the Medici park, from the Buontalenti Grotto to the Limonaia

5 secrets of the Boboli Gardens

Ilaria Giannini by Ilaria Giannini
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Grotta Grande, a cave of wonders
The first room in the Grotta Grande, where Michelangelo's "Slaves" were once housed
The first room in the Grotta Grande, where Michelangelo's "Slaves" were once housed - Credit: Ilaria Giannini
The ice houses, historic fridges
The ice houses in Boboli
The ice houses in Boboli - Credit: Sailko
The Capricorn and the Turtle, Medici symbols
Capricorn on the facade of the Grotta Grande
Capricorn on the facade of the Grotta Grande
Fontana del Bacchino behind the Grotta Grande
Fontana del Bacchino behind the Grotta Grande
The Egyptian obelisk
Boboli Gardens and the Egyptian obelisk
Boboli Gardens and the Egyptian obelisk - Credit: Shutterstock / Pisaphotography
The Medici lemon
Boboli in bloom
Boboli in bloom - Credit: damian entwistle
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