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Orto Botanico

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Address: via A.Longo 19, 95100 Catania, Sicily, Italy
Phone Number: +39 (0)95 430901
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Nice Gardens, Not that Well Kept.

Nice Gardens that are nicely done, but not that well maintained. The hothouses are really nice if you want to experience the rainforest and have never been to one, or have.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 13, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

Nice Gardens that are nicely done, but not that well maintained. The hothouses are really nice if you want to experience the rainforest and have never been to one, or have.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

I think it's meant to be 4 euros to get in but we were told it was free (we may have looked over 65!). Very nice gardens in 2 parts - a Sicilian garden and the rest of the world. Lots of shade, beautiful plants and flowers and impressive trees. A good way to spend an hour or 2 and... More 

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San Diego, CA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

The website with all museums and the botanical garden listed free admission. Getting there, it turned out to be 4 Euros per person. The cactus garden before the entrance did not look like much, so we skipped it. More of the garden can be seen from Via Ettenea, close to the hotels.

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Catania, Italy
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Address: Address: via A.Longo 19, 95100 Catania, Sicily, Italy
Phone Number: +39 (0)95 430901
Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Sicily  >  Province of Catania  >  Catania>  > Borgo-Sanzio

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