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  • Palazzo Feroni Garden in Piazza del Carmine, Florence.zoom in altra finestra
  • Courtyard of Palazzo Feroni on Via de' Serragli, Florence.zoom in altra finestra

Palazzo Feroni Garden

Purchased by Francesco Feroni around 1770 and renovated by Zanobi del Rosso, already in the 16th century the palazzo had a garden that became famous in the 19th century for the rare plants cultivated there. Particularly famous was the first variety of hydrangeas imported to Florence and cultivated by the marquise Luisa Feroni. Angiolo Pucci, member of one of the most important Florentine families of gardeners, worked in the garden. Antonio Targioni Tozzetti reports that, in the early 19th century, the garden of the marquise Luisa Feroni on via dei Serragli abounded in many plants "rare for that time". Following recent renovation, the garden still today presents a geometric division, an elliptical fountain in the middle and porticoes.


Texts by Alessandro Tosi

English translation by Victor Beard

Last update 28/gen/2008