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Orto Botanico di Lucca

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Address: Via del Giardino Botanico 14, 55100 Lucca, Italy
Phone Number: 0583/583086
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Small and a bit disappointing

You only need about an hour here, it really is small. The pond/lake is interesting but other than that it's a bit dull. It's a nice place to go for some peace and quiet but don't... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed September 25, 2015
Brixham, United Kingdom
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Brixham, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2015

You only need about an hour here, it really is small. The pond/lake is interesting but other than that it's a bit dull. It's a nice place to go for some peace and quiet but don't go out of your way to see it

Tel Aviv, Israel
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015

Very nice, however very small and not the most impressive one i've seen. Gravel walk ways make pushing an infant trolly very difficult. A change in atmosphere from the old city scenery.

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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67 reviews
15 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2015

They were preparing for a botanical show on the walls when we visited so it was a bit hectic. However, still worth visiting for the big fish and terrapins.

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7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

A lovely walk among the trees - more of an arboreteum than a botanic garden. The story attached to the lily pool is a must.

Glasgow, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

I wouldn't pay to visit these gardens on their own. It was included in our combination ticket for the two main towers in Lucca. The gardens are not very impressive compared to others we've been to at home in the UK or elsewhere in the world. The pond was the most interesting feature. A nice calm place for a walk... More 

Norwich, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

It's not one of the best gardens I've been to but it is a great place to visit and to stay out of the sun for a short break. It is very quiet and calming. Great place to catch a great picture on the camera. A very clean toilet and a very good disabled toilet on site. Good value for... More 

Newcastle, United Kingdom
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60 reviews
32 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

We visited Lucca in August and don't know if we had missed any flowering season but many of the plants were looking less than looked after, whilst other parts offered lots of greenery but little colour. If you are going to do the Guinigi Tower then buy a ticket that gains access to the gardens, the Guinigi Tower and the... More 

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27 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

This is really not worth the entrance tickets. It must be the worse Botanic gardens ever. Dry plants, neglected plants, nothing- really bad. Stay away

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Gold Coast
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

We kept seeing the botanical gardens when walking and thought we must walk through them. We were a bit surprised we had to pay 4 euro each and felt that it really wasn't worth it. The gardens are pretty but not very big.

Lucca, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

If you want a break after walking the myriad of narrow streets of Luca you should definitely go to the Botanical Garden just beside Le Mura and the the Complex of San Miccheletto. A beautiful garden that makes you feel good and happy to have the opportunity to be near nature in an Italian designed garden.


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