nice and a relaxing place in lucca, very calm and different trees inside of it. don't miss it. we so it while we were walking around the amazing city walls.
The botanic gardens were quiet, elegant and simply stated. The plant material is impressive especially the age of some of the trees. Most of the specimens are clearly labeled and some of the larger trees show size comparisons. Get there early as it opens and you have the whole place to yourself!
I spent a blissful 2 hours or so wandering through these pretty gardens and admiring the plant life; resting on a well placed bench and soaking up the sun for a while. There is lovely pond with wooden bridge which is of course a great attraction for children, and of course the children are also fascinated by the inhabitants of... More
There is a saying that great things come in small packages and it is certainly true of the Orto Botanico. It rained as soon as we got inside but not for very long so we sheltered under our umbrella whilst sat on a green bench ,the sun then cme and stayed out quite warm which brought the lizards out who... More
To visit a botanical garden, especially one that is not very big, but we spent a pleasant hour or so wandering about and sitting by the pond reading our books, watching a brave mother watching her children walk across the 'bridge' over the pond, being a plank with one handrail! Cannot say much about the plants as they were mainly... More
With 200 year old Sequoias and a beautifully maintained lilly pond, the Orto is a pleasant natural respite form the stone and masonry of Lucca. Having said that, if you're in town for anything less then two days, there are more dramatic ways to mark your time in Lucca. 3 euros buy your entrance but you can buy a combined... More
We took a train from Florence to Lucca especially to walk round the ramparts of the town. Beautiful weather, warm with lovely refreshing breeze after the humidity of Florence. Came off the wall several times to look at a church or two and then found the Botanical Gardens by chance.Lovely peaceful place and very well looked after and only 3... More
Although small this is a lovely retreat from the heat of the sun. It never seems crowded. This visit we happened upon a rehearsal for a concert and returned at 9.30 pm to watch the concert set in one of the huge greenhouses - magical - and free as we are over 65!!
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