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Orto Botanico di Pisa

Via Luca Ghini, 5, 56126 Pisa, Italy
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Ranked #40 of 53 Attractions in Pisa
Type: Gardens
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46 reviews 46 reviews
13 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

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

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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!

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Crete, Greece
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28 reviews 28 reviews
10 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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

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48 reviews 48 reviews
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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

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Tuscania, Italy
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32 reviews 32 reviews
5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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

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Leiden, The Netherlands
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16 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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

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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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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.

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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

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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3 attraction reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013 via mobile

How can they pretend there's any value in this?? It may be the oldest botanical garden in Europe .....but what's for sure - it's the worst. Nobody waters the specimens, so they're all dead and nobody tidies up, so it looks unkempt. They should be prosecuted for misrepresentation!

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2013 via mobile

We loved these gardens and thought them a great place to visit - and incredibly cheap entrance fees too. But I want to organise teams of keen English gardeners to go and give some tlc and water. Wouldn't the average Brit pay for such a privilege - in the oldest university gardens in the world? These need love but are... More

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