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Orto Botanico

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For those that follow my reviews you know I like to visit botanical gardens. Located in a walkable... read more

Reviewed January 2, 2017
James F
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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Not a patch on Cambridge!

This botanical garden is part of the University of Bologna, but not a patch on the great botanical... read more

Reviewed September 28, 2016
OandA-London
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Jul 6, 2018
“My piece of heaven.”
Jul 3, 2018
“Useful as a destination for a nice walk from the center of town”
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Via Irnerio 42, 40126 Bologna, Italy
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Reviewed July 6, 2018

Not to miss listen to the sounds of nature. Plants and herbs are original. I go there like my piece of meditation. Thank you the heavens above. When you are hot and bothered this will be your posto bello.... Enjoy and just sit there to...More

Thank gatt02
Reviewed July 3, 2018

There are much nicer green spaces in Bologna. We walked here largely because the town is so small that it was hard to get in our usual 3 to 5 mile walk each day without walking to the edges of the tourist map. The plants...More

Thank lranewyorkparis
Reviewed April 21, 2018

Feeling the need for some open green spaces after the closed-in red-brick streets of the city, we set off for the Orto Botanico. What a disappointment - mostly weeds and some untidy grassy areas, with a tiny hothouse and unkempt flower beds. The only thing...More

Thank Kevin P
Reviewed February 11, 2018

Even if it's free to enter, I think Bologna has much better to offer than this botanical garden. Being winter time we were expecting anything special already but it still managed to disappoint us. The main greenhouse was closed as it seems thieves used to...More

Thank Resiak85
Reviewed January 2, 2017 via mobile

For those that follow my reviews you know I like to visit botanical gardens. Located in a walkable distance from the city centre on the university campus, the garden is small and needs a lot of work but has potential if invested in. They don't...More

4  Thank James F
Reviewed September 28, 2016

This botanical garden is part of the University of Bologna, but not a patch on the great botanical gardens associated with some British universities such as Cambridge. On the other hand it is free so worth a visit if you have time to kill.

1  Thank OandA-London
Reviewed July 23, 2016

We took a walk to the gardens which are free to enter and on a day when it was 38' the trees gave lovely shade. The gardens aren't huge, we spent an hour and a half walking them. Some really interesting trees and shrubs, we...More

Thank HarleMin
Reviewed August 24, 2015

Small but nice botanical garden worth walking in if you visited the Museum of Mineralogy and other places near the university.

1  Thank incahueca
Reviewed June 12, 2015

It was a long walk to get there no good if your a wheel chair user you can't get through the gate he had to get out of the chair and collapse the chair to get in! It's a very sad and neglected lots of...More

Thank Dryws D
Reviewed August 31, 2013

I love to visit gardens but the was very disappointing, not worth a visit. There are many other places to visit before you consider visiting this.

1  Thank Traveller1939
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