Grotta del Buontalenti (Grotta Grande)
Buontalenti’s Grotto lives on the boundary of the Boboli Gardens, on the northern side of Bacchus Square. It is a place like no other.
Extraordinary bas-relief creations cover the walls of the first chamber. Crafted by Pietro Mati, and inspired by the the myth of Deucalion and Pyrrha, these ethereal figures of man and sheep recreate the natural role of the grotto as a place of shelter for the shepherd and his flock.