Florence is a well-known spot for many Hollywood stars who hit our amazing town both for business, as Sir Anthony Hopkins did for the Hannibal shooting, as well as for fun like Hugh Jackman and Will Smith did last summer.
This time Florence has had the honour to host Julia Roberts, who got in town for the shooting of the last Calzedonia commercial (that you can see here below) portraying a real woman during a journey, discovering herself through places and meetings:
The Florentine shot of the commercial shows you an amazing and quite un-known garden in Florence: Giardino Bardini
The Bardini Garden is a garden of Florence, located in the Oltrarno neighborhood. It covers a wide area from the hilly slopes of Piazzale Michelangelo to the Arno, and its origins date back to the XIII Century.
The garden was restored in depth since 2000, thanks to the Ente Cassa di Risparmio di Firenze, through the Foundation monumental parks Bardini and Peyron, which lasted nearly five years, with the reintroduction of fruit trees, plants and other ornaments.
The restoration, which has seen the care also of the statues and buildings, has allowed the recent reopening of the park, which, although it is not run by the Superintendent of museums of Florence, has been associated with the Boboli Gardens, thanks to a single ticket.