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“beautiful gardens” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Orto Botanico di Palermo

Orto Botanico di Palermo
Via Lincoln, 2/A, 90123 Palermo, Sicily, Italy
+39 091 23891236
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Ranked #45 of 254 things to do in Palermo
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Skala Kallonis, Greece
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“beautiful gardens”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2012

We headed to the botanical gardens, on a hot sultry day, and were glad that the huge trees and fauna all around kept the hot sun out. We enjoyed our morning wandering around and seeing all the different species of plant life, my teenage kids even enjoyed it, and they are hard to please. Thousands of various plants, even cactus plants- the only downer was that strong urine smell that was surrounding Palermo, even stronger as we walked back to our ship through the port area...

Visited December 2011
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Milan, Italy
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“12000 different plants are not available everywhere.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2012

If you are interested in botanic, you shall absolutely see the Orto Botanico. Due to particular ambient conditions and plants , there are resident also green parrots

Visited November 2012
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Bologna, Italy
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“If you are a fan”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2012

If you are a fan of Mediterranean flora this is the place for you to visit. We were there on a sunny afternoon and thoroughly enjoyed study different specimen and Italian herbs

Visited October 2012
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London, United Kingdom
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Pleasant”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2012

To be honest, was too hot to enjoy fully. Appreciated the diverse range of plant species but OMG got stung so much by mosquitoes. Beware. Wear full length clothing or bring an insect zapper.

Visited June 2012
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Shropshire
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“Refuge from the city bustle”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2012

The park is a cool oasis in the heat of the city. The plants are interesting but the main attraction is the shady paths under scented plants and trees. There were plenty of seats for a rest and it never felt crowded despite the large numbers entering the gates.
A great place to recharge your batteries!

Visited October 2012
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