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Orto Botanico

Address: via A.Longo 19, 95100 Catania, Sicily, Italy (Borgo-Sanzio)
Phone Number: +39 (0)95 430901
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Ranked #409 of 1,763 things to do in Catania
Type: Gardens, Nature & Parks
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Type: Gardens, Nature & Parks

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Catania, Italy
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34 reviews 34 reviews
28 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

It is a departement of the Catania University, It is located in the main street of the town but the usual entrance is from the opposite side. A lot of species can be found there and there is also a covered tropical garden.

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Burnham-on-Crouch, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

The Botanical Gardens of Catania is such a lovely spot in the morning to just slowly stroll round and to sit and enjoy it is so much larger than it looks from the street .

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Toronto, Canada
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55 reviews 55 reviews
42 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

The Botanical Garden in Catania is not too big, probably because of being locked in a residential area a while ago, and this makes it very manageable. Given the tight space, I found it very well organized, the space is used judiciously and there is very little repetition of the plants/trees. One can spend there from minutes to hours, but... More 

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Budapest, Hungary
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33 reviews 33 reviews
12 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014 via mobile

We arrived late - could not find the opening hours on the web - so we did a 15 minutes visit, but did not have to pay! Meny cactuses as it was mentioned earlier and a few really exotic and interesting plants, but some parts are a bit less taken care of.

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30 reviews 30 reviews
22 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

Well laid out, interesting exhibits, plants and tree species - nice cool areas to shelter in on hot days - very pleasant to walk around - we spoke with one of the managers and it struck me it was one of the lesser visited attractions - but for me - well worth half a day!

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Melbourne, Australia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
5 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

cactus and other succulents play a large part in Sicilian gardens and the Orto Botanico put it all in context

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Bern, Switzerland
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013

As the title says - lots of succulents. I could have used more posted information on the plants. But it is nicely laid out and kept in excellent condition.

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Maaleh Adumim
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013

I would've loved to spend more time there but got so bitten up by mosquitoes (just sitting on a bench) had to leave after 15 minutes. My legs and arms completely bitten. Shame. It really looked like a little piece of heaven.

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Milan, Lombardia, Italy
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104 reviews 104 reviews
61 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013

My partner and I went through the gardens, was a nice stroll through them looking at all the different plants. The entry fee was 6 euros for two people,the cacti was the best part.

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Woking, England
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127 reviews 127 reviews
21 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2013

We really liked being able to see native plants and being able to chat with someone who knew about them. Good to see the gardens being used by hordes of noisy schoolchildren!

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