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LIMONAIA AT BOBOLI GARDENS AND GARDEN OF VILLA MEDICI AT CASTELLO

LIMONAIA AT BOBOLI GARDENS AND GARDEN OF VILLA MEDICI AT CASTELLO
Florence, Italy
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BACKGROUND

Design and construction of the Boboli Gardens behind the Palazzo Pitti began in 1549 under Cosimo I de Medici. The architectural quality of the buildings, collection of sculpture, and spectacular views of Florence have made the site a popular destination over the centuries. (...)

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HOW WE HELPED

The Limonaia in the Boboli Gardens was included in the 1998 World Monuments Watch. Beginning in 2001, WMF assisted local authorities with the restoration of the roof and the façade of the Limonaia. Through extensive documentation and laser scanning, conditions of the façade were mapped and treatment proposals were prepared. (...)

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WHY IT MATTERS

The Boboli Gardens are located in the populous quarter of Florence called the Oltrarno. It forms an integral part of city life and constitutes the most beloved park in the city. (...)