Even if you are visiting Florence in the winter, this is a must to see! So getting out of the city center with a 10-minute walk can be a good idea. A lot of people out for a view go to Piazzale Michelangelo – it is amazing, but nothing like Villa Bardini’s view. Be careful to put on running shoes: it’s all uphill to get there, but it will be worth it.
Built in 1641 it is now a museum and well-known for its breath-taking garden that can be visited by the public. Inside the Villa there is also one star Michelin restaurant “La leggenda dei Frati” that during the summer also has tables outside. Every few months the exhibition in the villa changes, so go to the site to see what is currently on show.
In the months of April and May one of the most famous plants of wisteria in Florence blooms in the garden, which creates a tunnel overlooking the city. It’s a once-in-a-lifetime experience if you are in town during those months. There is also a bar where you can get a coffee or spritz under an antic portico. Everything here is magic, so allow yourself a good hour to take a seat on the grass and admire the plants and view.