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Parco Botanico Villa Rocca

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Address: Via Parma no 378, 16043 Chiavari, Italy
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Well worth a trip up, especially as it's right in the centre.

There is even a lift available (hiding, right at the back of the courtyard at ground level, in a passageway on the back right hand side) to get you halfway or more up to the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 3, 2015
Folkestone, United Kingdom
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Coventry, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

Bit of a route march to get there although there is a lift that takes you part of the way. Wish we hadn't bothered. Obviously been very nice at some time but has been allowed to fade. Needs some serious work doing on it to make it worthwhile. Some nice plants but not really worth the effort.

Thank James186403
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20 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2015

The gardens are stunning and so peaceful to walk around where you can see all the different plants, most of which have the country of origin, listen to the waterfall and just escape from all your troubles

Thank BelfastBarclays
Folkestone, United Kingdom
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281 reviews
136 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

There is even a lift available (hiding, right at the back of the courtyard at ground level, in a passageway on the back right hand side) to get you halfway or more up to the entrance. Wonderful views from the terrace when you get out of the lift, right down to the seafront across the Square. One whole euro to... More 

1 Thank Tony36
Buckinghamshire, England
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14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

For just 1 euro, you can wander the paths around this beautiful villa in Chiavari amongst huge bushes of Birds of Paradise flower, a palm tree and fir tree collection, waterfalls, rockeries, shady spots to enjoy the scented gardens and views out across the historic town to the sea. Don't miss it if you have a gardener's genes.

2 Thank Sara R
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2013

It is of special interest to me because I went to school near there at the convent of the Gianelline and I used to see it everyday before it was left to the town by the family Rocca. Now it is well cultivated and open to the public every day for a small fee.

Thank Michelini1943
Linden, California
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27 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2012

It was a 5 minute walk from the Hotel Monte Rosa. At one point there is an entry booth which will charge you a euro to see the orchid hot house which was VERY disappointing. . .I think only 2 orchids there. Otherwise, the park is free. A nice leisurely hillside park setting. You get great photo op vantage points... More 

1 Thank Chuck95236
Easton, PA
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12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2011

For a mere euro, you can wander through a gem of a park, fragrant with plantings, charming with ruins, and great views over the city.

4 Thank Bianca-e-Giacomo

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