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  The Grotto Grande, in the Boboli Gardens, was designed for Francesco de Medici by Buontalenti between 1556-60.It consists of 3 chambers that use marble sculptures, frescoes, stalactites , shells and corals to create fantastical anthropomorphic reliefs.  
     
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Florence Revisited

Revisited Florence with my daughter to explore the Boboli Garden grottoes.

 
Grotto Grande
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