Reopening of the Kaffeehaus in the Boboli Gardens
|June 25th, 2013 1:00 PM||to||September 30th, 2013 4:00 PM|
After closing its doors to the public for a long period, the Kaffeehaus of the Boboli Gardens is now open. The structure will offer visitors to the Gardens a place to escape the heat, just as it originally offered the court of Grand Duke Peter Leopold of Habsburg-Lorraine—who commissioned the building in 1776—a spot to relax and re-energize. For the moment, the only area accessible to visitors will be the upper part of the building, which includes a salon decorated by Giuseppe del Moro, Giuliano Traballesi and Pasquale Micheli, all of whom created an illusionistic landscape with statues and fountains covered by a fictitious pergola populated by birds and flowers. Visitors will also find within the Kaffeehaus’ walls four marble sculptures from the second half of the 16th century: Apollo with Capricorn sculpted by Domenico Poggini in 1559; Valerio Cioli’s two sculptures from 1561-1564 representing Morgante riding a turtle and another of Nano Barbino; and Bacchus with a Satyr created by Vincenzo de’ Rossi after 1656.
The Kaffeehaus will be open until the end of September 2013 from Monday to Sunday from 10 am to 4 pm and will be included in the ticket to the Gardens.
The Boboli Gardens are located in Piazza Pitti in Florence.
For more information, go to http://www.polomuseale.firenze.it/en/musei/index.php?m=boboliGoogle+