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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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A place away from the traffic

This is a haven of peace and tranquility amidst the hurly-burly of Palermo traffic. It is easily reached walking and near the sea as well. We were impressed by the variety of... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 20, 2015
Negshonk
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Leicester, United Kingdom

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peterborough UK
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110 reviews
35 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A quiet oasis from the city noise, all the plants, trees are well labelled and paths maintained but the overall impression is of gentle decline. A good place to just sit and rest and listen to the bird song, saw green parakeets and a kingfisher.

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Palermo, Italy
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15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Orto Botanico is huge, and it is full of exotic plants. It is really magical to walk around this scenery and observe nature. It makes you feel like you are not in a big city. It is not very well preserved, and you can see in some parts that nature has taken over, but for me this is part of... More 

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Thank jenny4394
London, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A wonderful formal garden with well kept areas and a wide range of interesting flora. Also a nice little cafeteria in which to relax and take refreshment

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Thank JohnRWhite
London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2015 via mobile

Such a nice calm place to walk round. Some of the plants are incredible and there is a constant smell of citrus fruits. Well worth a visit for €5. We sat on one of the benches and wrote our postcards!

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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83 reviews
47 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2015

This is a haven of peace and tranquility amidst the hurly-burly of Palermo traffic. It is easily reached walking and near the sea as well. We were impressed by the variety of botanical specimens but were saddened by the overgrown nature of what could have been a wonderful garden. However, its very wildness was attractive in itself and because of... More 

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Thank Negshonk
Davis, California
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25 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

My wife and I are both botanists and plant pathologists. We spent several hours investigating what plants would grow well in Palermo. We came upon an excellent collection of cycads

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Thank hoenisch
Dublin
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106 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015

This is a huge outdoor museum, over two hundred years species have been gathered and it is amazing. Even though my husband would not be overly interested there was more than enough to make for a very pleasant 80 minute wander. There is also the indoor museum which explains the history behind the botanists and the great work still being... More 

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Thank Geraldine R
UK
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55 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2015

I beautiful green space of tranquillity next to an abandoned gasworks. Also next to a public park if the green of formal gardens is all you need. But this has ponds, cacti. and plenty of shade too.

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Aarhus, Denmark
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55 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

Beautyfull relaxed place in the center of Palermo. You will find this place like a retreat i an hectic city.

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Thank dengodesmag
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39 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015 via mobile

Our visit to Orto Botanico was truly wonderful! The staff was very friendly and helpfull. Drinks were cheap. The garden was amazing. We learned a lot. I liked the way it was designed. We spent a few hours there, so much to see. Different areas, which kept surprising me. And we made so many pictures! Our friends have been to... More 

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