at Boboli Gardens.  Beyond the edges of this green oasis surges the hectic, busy, city center of Florence.  You can hear the muffled sounds filter through the greenery:  mopeds whizzing by, Italians calling to one another, buses rattling over the cobble stone streets and if you close your eyes you can even pretend to hear the tourists camera clicking and a constant buzz of cell phones.

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