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Orto Botanico

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Address: Via Enzo Longo 19, 95126 Catania, Sicily, Italy
Phone Number: +39 095 430901
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A nice, quiet, relaxing garden to spend an hour :)

A good way to find some peace and quiet in Catania :) A large range of trees and plants are planted and the garden is very quiet, despite being on Via Etnea. You can easily bring... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Zabbar, Malta
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Zabbar, Malta
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

A good way to find some peace and quiet in Catania :) A large range of trees and plants are planted and the garden is very quiet, despite being on Via Etnea. You can easily bring a picnic lunch and eat it on a bench to relax and rest your feet! Entrance is free of charge.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 3, 2016

A fantasmagorical place of Catania, despite everything, the Botanic Garden is very well organized! A nice path for observing cactus, a path for observing other plants, Very very nice.

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Varna, Bulgaria
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2016

Lovely half day trip to the botanic garden in Palermo. Beautiful trees with citruses, ficus and bamboos, flowers and cactus collections. The only recommendation from me - take some protections again mosquito's - lotion, spray, long sleeves shirt, long trousers otherwise you'll be bitten a lot(like us:-)

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Thank user00user
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 31, 2016

Even tough the gardens are not very large, there is a lot to see. We had a very relaxed walk as there are not many visitors and a lot of trees create shadows to cool down in hot weather.

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Thank Ксения Г
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20 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 4, 2016 via mobile

Amazing really underground place to visit in Catania. Almost nobody was here and during the hot hours of siesta it's a perfect place to find some peace and rest. Don't miss the finds the lazy cats those are sleeping so deep they hardly noticed us :)

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Marsascala, Malta
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 2, 2016

We visited the gardens following a gruelling although enjoyable day out at Mount Etna. The photos on Tripadvisor don't actually do it justice, it is really very pretty. There are plenty of places to just sit, relax and maybe enjoy a picnic. There is a public unisex toilet there which was clean and well maintained. There isen't a cafe so... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 26, 2016

Not an expert in botanical gardens but I enjoyed the walk in the cool shade of the trees. It was a good break from the usual trouristy walking around Catania. It's free. All the trees/plants were named which was interesting.

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Stockholm, Sweden
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 23, 2016

Catania is a very busy and lively city and it was nice to visit the Botanical garden to get some peaceful rest from all the honking cars and shouting people.

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Thank Malin B
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 15, 2016 via mobile

After visiting Mt. Etna, touring downtown Catania, and a trip to Siracusa, my family and I were in need of some relaxing down time. But with an 8 year old and 6 year old, we couldn't stay cooped up in our tiny rental apartment, so we headed out to the botanical gardens after breakfast. It was the perfect way to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 15, 2016 via mobile

A place where you rest your ears from all that city noise and a chance to see rare plants.lovely ponds and lot of cats taking their sunbath.

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