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Orto Botanico di Palermo

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Address: Via Lincoln, 2/A, 90123 Palermo, Sicily, Italy
Phone Number: +39 091 23891236
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Lush gardens with some fascinating plants

The botanical garden is located just a block or two off the seafront and makes a relaxing and shady stop at the end of a long day of sightseeing in Palermo. Like other Italian... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 27, 2015
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Although there is a good collection of plants in the garden it isn't a well organized place. It'd better to save the time. Every garden around every villa bits that place.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

I hadn't quite anticipated how many flies and Mosquitos there would be so bring repellant. One mosquito snuck into my clothing and was still there when I arrived back at the hotel. There aren't many flowers and it is mainly exotic trees, succulents and cacti. Interesting if you like plants... But beware of the insects

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

The botanical garden is located just a block or two off the seafront and makes a relaxing and shady stop at the end of a long day of sightseeing in Palermo. Like other Italian botanical gardens, it feels a bet scruffy and overgrown, but there are many old and wonderful trees to admire.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

As said in previous reviews, this really is an oasis. Amazing trees, all well labelled, including the many stemmed ficus, and kapok trees with their cotton-wool seed heads. Cactus' are a feature too, and a lovely lily pond. Green parrots shriek amongst the trees. Could have spent hours in there. Not spic and span, but a delight nevertheless.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

The "Botanical Garden, botanical garden, right next to the park gardens so called Villa Giulia, along Lincoln Street, a few steps from the sea, this attraction very popular with tourists, I do not think is part of the top attractions of the city and quite frankly would not waste even time to visit the park. There is a ticket fee... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

We came just 50 minutes before the closure time and were not sure, whether we shall try to enter. The ticket seller offered us lower fares for tickets, probably intended for students. So, we decided to visit the garden. I can not say we were impressed by the variety or beauty of plants within the garden. Beside of that 25... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

Indeed not the most amazing botanical garden ever but a truly nice hangout if you want to find some peace and quietness in stressful Palermo. We went around lunch-time and the place was almost deserted which was nice. It's not particularly well looked-after but the art-nouveau architecture, amazing sculptures and the overgrown gardens have a certain kind of charme and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

An oasis of birdsong and flora from the four corners of the earth. Somewhat wild too, so dont expect a pristine spot. But ut was lovely to walk through the dappled sunlight, through the art nouveau glasshouses and the unexpected library built in the late 18thcentury.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

A truly depressing experience, a true representation of Palermo as a place of past glory. The parks in Palermo are pretty and worthy of a stroll but the botanical gardens need a huge injection of care and love in what could be a wonderful space, just a huge shame that everything sharing the space is on the cusp of death.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

I thought the gardens were really great BUT I live in cold northern europe and so the experience of seeing so many succulents in bloom was special for me. If you live where these plants are common, then I would not see the point in visiting these gardens as they are the main attraction. Also do not expect beautifully manicured... More 

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Address: Via Lincoln, 2/A, 90123 Palermo, Sicily, Italy
Phone Number: +39 091 23891236
Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Sicily  >  Province of Palermo  >  Palermo

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