The garden on the Tuscan hills

An english garden overlooking Florence

The Tower of Maiano is located inside the Botanic Garden of the Fattoria di Maiano, an enchanting garden set between the soft Fiesole hills and the rocky walls of the quarries from which Lorenzo il Magnifico extracted the stones for the Columns of the Princes Chapel, in San Lorenzo Basilica in Florence. Here you can forget stress and noise of the city, and enjoy an exclusive landscape, celebrated by artists and historical figures over the years. Designed in 19th century by the nobleman Sir John Temple Leader, the Botanic Garden of the Fattoria di Maiano has the special charm of a real English garden; inside is the Romantic Park of the Queen, inaugurated by Queen Victoria in 1893, and the small Lake Colonne. Equipped with picnic areas, the Botanic Garden offers the perfect setting to spend a day with friends while tasting the local products, purchased in the shop, or trying the exquisite dishes of our restaurant.

The biggest botanical garden in Italy

With 500,000 square meters, the Botanic Garden of Fattoria di Maiano is the largest in Italy. Inside, 20,000 olive trees sway in the sun like a silver sea. The garden boasts a breathtaking view over cultivated hills, magnificient botanical varieties, orchards and biological crops. In addition, the farm with free range animals (horses, sheeps, geese, hens, ducks, ostriches and donkeys from Amiata) are ready to accompany your explorations.

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