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The magic of Buontalenti’s Grotto in the Boboli Gardens

Within the Boboli Gardens of the Pitti Palace, in Florence, lies a magical grotto

Buontalenti's Grotto - entrance
Buontalenti’s Grotto – entrance
Buontalenti's Grotto - watching over the entrance on one side
Buontalenti’s Grotto – watching over the entrance on one side
...and the other
…and the other
Buontalenti's Grotto
Buontalenti’s Grotto

 

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Buontalenti’s Grotto – Michelangelo’s Prisoner
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Buontalenti’s Grotto

The grotto was a place of shelter for the shepherds

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Buontalenti’s Grotto

with Michelangelo’s contribution

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Buontalenti’s Grotto
Buontalenti's Grotto
Buontalenti’s Grotto
Buontalenti's Grotto
Buontalenti’s Grotto
Buontalenti's Grotto - Michelangelo's Prisoner
Buontalenti’s Grotto – Michelangelo’s Prisoner
Buontalenti's Grotto
Buontalenti’s Grotto
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Buontalenti’s Grotto

 

Buontalenti's Grotto
Buontalenti’s Grotto
Buontalenti's Grotto - Bandinelli's Ceres
Buontalenti’s Grotto – Bandinelli’s Ceres
Buontalenti's Grotto - Helen and Theseus
Buontalenti’s Grotto – Helen and Theseus
Vincenzo de Rossi's Helen and Theseus
Vincenzo de Rossi’s Helen and Theseus

 

What do you think of the fantastic walls of the grotto? I find them extraordinarily beautiful.

Click here to access the beautiful gardens in which this magical grotto lives: The Boboli Gardens

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