In the steepest part of the romantic park in Villa Bibbiani, after crossing a path of holly trees, you will reach a charming green walkway called “Viale dei Tigli”. Going a little further, you will reach a majectic stone arch: the Arch of Man. It is a symbolic nineteenth-century ruins that embellished parks and gardens, inspired by Roman and Greek architecture with pieces discovered in archaeological excavations.
At one point, this arch represented one of the entrances to the villa for those arriving from the small river port of the Arno river where Villa Bibbiani sits directly on the banks. The arch is located at the edge of a clearing, from there, is a staircase that climbs up the lawn behind the villa.