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Giardino dei Semplici

Via Micheli 12, Florence, Italy
055 275 7404
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Ranked #133 of 220 attractions in Florence
Type: Gardens
Activities: Viewing foliage
Description: A botanical garden in Florence that derives its name from the medical plants found there.
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Dublin, Ireland
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39 reviews 39 reviews
10 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2013 via mobile

We were hoping to enjoy a nice walk round this park but it is currently closed for emergency renovations. No date given when it will reopen

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Australian Abroad
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82 reviews 82 reviews
47 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013

We found this place by chance after leaving the church of San Marco when it closed around midday. It was a hot day and the garden, just around the corner, offered peace, quiet and shade. Originally established by the Medici to grow medicinal plants, it is now a general botanical garden, administered by the University of Florence, and a couple... More

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australia
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84 reviews 84 reviews
11 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2011

This garden had many beautiful flowering plants and shady trees in a small area with fountain and pools and an interesting collection of palms housed inside a historic building. Possibly the only wildlife we saw in Florence - a tortoise!

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Bournemouth, England
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2009

This garden is very close to the San Marco Museum and church. It is a haven of tranquility, with shady places, away from the hustle and bustle of central Florence. It was originally the medicine garden for the Medici family. I was very impressed by the many different plant species: different types of trees, herbs, flowers, fruit trees, lily pond,... More

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