We visited Boboli Gardens over the weekend. It's one of our favorite spots in the city. Despite the popularity of the giardino, you can find secluded parts that tourists never explore.
It was an overcast day with a perpetual chance of rain and, as such, the giardino was empty. We laid out a blanket under a tree and hung out for about 45 minutes. It felt like we owned the place! On an overcast day, fight the urge to stay inside and instead visit the parks and gardens. Not only are they less crowded, but the natural light on an overcast day often makes for really flattering, soft photos.