We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Orto Botanico di Pisa

Via Luca Ghini, 5, 56126 Pisa, Italy
Improve this listing
Ranked #39 of 53 Attractions in Pisa
Type: Gardens, Outdoors
Attraction details

Hotels near Orto Botanico di Pisa

Write a Review

93 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Norwegian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
13 reviews 13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Maybe these gardens are better to visit in the spring or summer, for in the early autumn this just was boring. There wasn't much to see, the place felt neglected and outdated. I've seen far better and bigger botanical gardens and this just was a dissappointment mostly. Still, it was nice to be out of the crowds for a while... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
18 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

To me, this garden looks like a hobby gardener tried to do something but failed. Most of the area is deserted, pots fell over, dead plants blocking the way, nothing interesting to see except Venus fly traps of which also some were already dead for a very very long time. They put no effort in it, the entrance was hard... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
13 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

Hmm not much to add to what has been written. We were also bitten by mosquitoes, lots of plants were dead or overrun with weeds, a shame as it could be really nice. My guide book (rough guide) seemed to recommend it, not sure when they last visited it. It didn't cost much to get in to be honest, so... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Dusseldorf, Germany
5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014 via mobile

As lots of other people said there isn't really much to look at. Better save your time and do something else. And if you go, watch out for mosquitoes! They will literally eat you!

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Crete, Greece
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
12 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

This attraction isn't very attractive. Two areas are OK - the glasshouses and the arboretum. The rest of it looked as if it has been neglected for a very long time. Dead and dying plants, shrivelled and withered flowers that should have been in bloom. Even in the glasshouses there were areas where some cacti and succulents had just withered... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

Last Tuesday I visited the Botanic Garden in Pisa. I left in a state of anger and disappointment. I have experience of botanical gardens in Italy, the Pacific and in the United Kingdom but I have never been to one so neglected and poorly maintained. As this is the first botanical garden in the world, I expected something special. I... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 4
Tuscania, Italy
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
5 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

As others have noted, the Botanical gardens are in extremely poor condition. Definitely can't be considered a premier destination. There are, however, 10-12 major trees/groves of great historical interest that might make it worth the 2.50 entrance fee--some like the giant magnolia tree are +200 yrs old, and the 2 cane groves are very impressive. Near the (algae filled) pond... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
Leiden, The Netherlands
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
16 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

Peaceful and quiet spot, a few minutes walk from the Piazza dei Miracoli. You can seat and relax there and have a lunch. But the garden itself is in poor condition, badly maintained, with a lot of dead plants. The work needs to be done. The coffee and water, which you can by from the machine, by the entrance, are... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Rotterdam, The Netherlands
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

We only paid €1.50, but even that was too much. Even the chlorophytum, which can go months without water, was dying. Sure, it's a nice quiet location but it was sad to see all these dying plants.

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
13 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013

Although we weren't too impressed with the garden over all, it was such a treat to get out of the masses of the piazza dei miracoli and into this quiet, pretty and peaceful 16th century garden. I think there were at most six other people during our visit. We bought some cheap water and crisps from a machine and settled... More

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Orto Botanico di Pisa also viewed

Pisa, Province of Pisa
Pisa, Province of Pisa

Been to Orto Botanico di Pisa? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing