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.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

Orto Botanico di Roma

Sponsored by:
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
Neighborhoods
Neighborhoods
Get directions
Address: Largo Cristina di Svezia, 24, 00165 Rome, Italy
Phone Number:
+39 06 4991 7107
Website
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 245 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 21
    Excellent
  • 26
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 15
    Poor
  • 11
    Terrible
Peaceful and informative

Just off the beaten track that is the busyness of Trastevere. Helpful info in the leaflet, giving a suggested route around the various themes of exhibit. Then helpful info at... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Veronica H
,
Dartford, United Kingdom
Add Photo Write a Review

245 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 85: English reviews
Dartford, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
481 reviews
139 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 167 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Just off the beaten track that is the busyness of Trastevere. Helpful info in the leaflet, giving a suggested route around the various themes of exhibit. Then helpful info at these various points. Nice to have a rose garden on a bank rather than level ground. Liked the 'stepped' fountains as well. Guess it would have been uneconomic to have... More 

Helpful?
Thank Veronica H
Welwyn Garden City, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

There is Paradise in Rome just 5 min walk from Trastevere. You can walk through Bamboo forest or meditate under Blossom trees in Japanese garden or just walk and look at all kinds of amazing plants and fountains surrounded by the scent of tropical flowers. It is all breathtaking beautiful and so relaxing. We spent a day there and we... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank Masza05
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
Level Contributor
51 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A beautiful garden well away from the buzz of tourist Rome. Well mapped to allow those with less botanical knowledge learn. Take a picnic, there are tranquil spots available. Get off the bus at Castel St Angelo

Helpful?
Thank lesley J
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
451 reviews
124 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 182 helpful votes
Reviewed March 21, 2017 via mobile

Not the most beautiful botanical garden I have seen , but it is an incredibly peaceful place just behind Palazzo Corsini and the villa Farnesina. If, you happen to be there, do visit it. Having said that, I would not go out of my may to visit it

Helpful?
Thank stephan j
Suffolk, England
Level Contributor
29 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed March 18, 2017

We specifically wanted to see these gardens and were definitely not disappointed. The garden is beautifully laid out and explanations of the different areas given along the route. I can only imagine how lovely it will look in high summer (we visited in March). Cheap to get in (8 euros from memory), it is well worth it for garden lovers.... More 

Helpful?
Thank Katherine C
Level Contributor
25 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed March 14, 2017 via mobile

Badly mantained, dirty and deserted place. I hoped to see something beautiful. It was not the case. Maybe it the past it was something beautiful, but now, it was just sad and ugly. The lack of maintenance is visible. Dried plants, a omnipresent mess, and nothing interesting to see. I regret the time spent to get there and the money.... More 

Helpful?
Thank Claudiu C
Adelaide, Australia
Level Contributor
10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed December 30, 2016 via mobile

I love gardens and am pretty easy to please on that score but there is not much to see here and it cost 24 euros for a family! The ticket office guy could also have told us that you can't exit at the top of the hill so that was very annoying as we wanted to get to the Garibaldi... More 

Helpful?
Thank Bkbk66
Bucharest, Romania
Level Contributor
28 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed December 30, 2016

They say all Rome is a garden and I imagine especially in the summer it must be abundant in all sorts of colors from the flowers and the foliage. So, even in winter, which here is very mild, I hoped to find the heart of this lavishly green dream, but it was not to be. The garden was a bit... More 

Helpful?
Thank 2Highway
Shropshire, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
89 reviews
51 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed December 15, 2016

This place really is a hidden gem. In Rome's crazy, sat in the idlyic neighbourhood of Trastevere - which is also a must-see - the Orto Botanico hides. Somehow, this huge natural space slots into the heart of the city. It is lovely in the spring and summer, and when you get clear evenings, it is a favourite of mine... More 

Helpful?
Thank BethanyAnneMiller
NJ
Level Contributor
396 reviews
163 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 181 helpful votes
Reviewed November 5, 2016

This is a research facility where plant seeds are identified, sorted and stored for scientific use and it is a botanic garden open to the public for strolling and enlightenment. It is possible to catch glimpses of the first function in some of the semi-underground greenhouses where teams of students are busy but mostly the work proceeds out of sight... More 

Helpful?
Thank Taughboyne

Travelers who viewed Orto Botanico di Roma also viewed

 

Been to Orto Botanico di Roma? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Orto Botanico di Roma and other visitors
2 questions
Ask a question
Questions? Get answers from Orto Botanico di Roma staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?

Staying in Trastevere

Neighborhood Profile
Trastevere
Trastevere ("beyond the Tiber") is like a faded postcard, a little worn around the edges but still charming. With its wide-open piazzas, meandering streets, weathered Renaissance buildings, and overgrown personality, it's become an irresistible mecca for visitors. Trastevere is an enclave of entertainment - a rotating set of street performers entertains almost every night, and unforgettable eateries and bars pepper its piazzas and side streets. For a trip to the past, visit the southern and western flanks of Trastevere for pockets of yesteryear, less traversed areas with a residual 1960s and 70s Roman vibe.
Explore this neighborhood