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Orto Botanico

Via Etnea 397, 95125 Catania, Sicily, Italy
+39 095 430901
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It is a departement of the Catania University, It is located in the main street of the town but the... read more

Reviewed January 12, 2015
Alessandro B
Catania, Italy
A lovely place to spend a morning

The Botanical Gardens of Catania is such a lovely spot in the morning to just slowly stroll round... read more

Reviewed September 22, 2014
Annie D
Burnham-on-Crouch, United Kingdom
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Via Etnea 397, 95125 Catania, Sicily, Italy
+39 095 430901

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Reviewed January 12, 2015

It is a departement of the Catania University, It is located in the main street of the town but the usual entrance is from the opposite side. A lot of species can be found there and there is also a covered tropical garden.

Thank Alessandro B
Reviewed September 22, 2014

The Botanical Gardens of Catania is such a lovely spot in the morning to just slowly stroll round and to sit and enjoy it is so much larger than it looks from the street .

Thank Annie D
Reviewed August 5, 2014

The Botanical Garden in Catania is not too big, probably because of being locked in a residential area a while ago, and this makes it very manageable. Given the tight space, I found it very well organized, the space is used judiciously and there is...More

Thank Dana B
Reviewed July 11, 2014

We arrived late - could not find the opening hours on the web - so we did a 15 minutes visit, but did not have to pay! Meny cactuses as it was mentioned earlier and a few really exotic and interesting plants, but some parts...More

1  Thank SzonjaHU
Reviewed May 21, 2014

Well laid out, interesting exhibits, plants and tree species - nice cool areas to shelter in on hot days - very pleasant to walk around - we spoke with one of the managers and it struck me it was one of the lesser visited attractions...More

Thank JPR_101
Reviewed March 9, 2014

cactus and other succulents play a large part in Sicilian gardens and the Orto Botanico put it all in context

Thank asrichas
Reviewed October 11, 2013

As the title says - lots of succulents. I could have used more posted information on the plants. But it is nicely laid out and kept in excellent condition.

Thank AlanPaterson
Reviewed September 17, 2013

I would've loved to spend more time there but got so bitten up by mosquitoes (just sitting on a bench) had to leave after 15 minutes. My legs and arms completely bitten. Shame. It really looked like a little piece of heaven.

Thank Paula J
Reviewed August 27, 2013

My partner and I went through the gardens, was a nice stroll through them looking at all the different plants. The entry fee was 6 euros for two people,the cacti was the best part.

Thank Emma8801
Reviewed June 27, 2013

We really liked being able to see native plants and being able to chat with someone who knew about them. Good to see the gardens being used by hordes of noisy schoolchildren!

Thank PW24
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August 4, 2016|
Response from Alex B | Reviewed this property |
I don't know but I don't see why not. It's only a small place, not a massive botanical garden.