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Orto Botanico

Via Etnea 397, 95125 Catania, Sicily, Italy
+39 095 430901
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Oasis in the middle of the city

Catania’s Orto Botanico was a quiet and cool oasis in the middle of the hustle and bustle of the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
lauri5
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Irvine
via mobile
Interesting plants

Beautiful gardens just off Via Etnae. Very interesting plants and flowers. Very cool and pleasant... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Michael H
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Doncaster, United Kingdom
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Via Etnea 397, 95125 Catania, Sicily, Italy
Borgo-Sanzio
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+39 095 430901
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"botanical gardens"
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"wander around"
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"interesting plants"
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"via etnea"
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"free entry"
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"beautiful flowers"
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"nice walk"
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"cactus"
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"succulents"
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"trees"
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"hothouse"
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"admission"
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"siesta"
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Catania’s Orto Botanico was a quiet and cool oasis in the middle of the hustle and bustle of the city. It is not too big that you are intimidated, but not too small either. Plants and flower beds are well-labeled. There are several fountains with...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautiful gardens just off Via Etnae. Very interesting plants and flowers. Very cool and pleasant to wander around in the shade of fantastic giant palm trees and other huge specimens. Entry was free.

Thank Michael H
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Reviewed May 9, 2018

This place is simply gorgeous, a hidden gem. Stroll around and enjoy the planting, the herbs, the trees, the cacti which are pretty spectacular. Loved it! Oh, and it's free.

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Reviewed April 6, 2018 via mobile

Nice to just wander round and enjoy the plants, trees and sounds of the birds & rustling leaves. Impressive cactus collection. Free entry (and WC).

Thank Andrew M
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Reviewed November 19, 2017

Free entrance! You are provided an excellent guide to the 1600 sq. m. garden upon entrance. The plants are well labeled. The university's Department of Biological, Geological and Environmental Sciences maintains this garden. It features succulents, palms, and Sicilian wild plants. There is a hothouse...More

Thank Bill E
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Reviewed September 20, 2017

An oasis of calm and astonishing plants and trees from all over the world - and free! Gardeners busy watering - a happy place.

Thank Stanlad
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Reviewed August 22, 2017 via mobile

Nice walk in shaded areas to take a break from the sun and the heat. Not a large area so only 30-45 minutes needed. Admission is free. Just a lovely location to take a cooling break in the middle of the city. Totally self paced...More

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Reviewed August 13, 2017

Came across these gardens by chance lovely to walk around for under an hour gardens are very nicely kept. Free entry.

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Reviewed August 10, 2017 via mobile

If you are somewhere nearby (via Etnea) just take a quick glance on Botanical Garden. Entrance is for free, it is not a big area, but you may see some different types of palm trees and pretty impressive collection of succulents (cactuses etc.). Nice place...More

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Reviewed July 22, 2017

It is a small but very nice little parc. Perfect for a little stroll and - what might shock you in Italy - it is free of charge. If you walk down via edna, you should pay it a visit.

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Response from lauri5 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, it is open year-round. From April to October, it opens 9:00 - 19:00. From November to March it opens 9:00-17:00.
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