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Orto Botanico

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Address: Via Pier Antonio Micheli 3, 50121, Florence, Italy
Phone Number: 055 2756444

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A compact public garden

A small botanical garden north of the Galleria Accademia. Not the best gardens we have seen parts of it looked a little run down & untidy. Probably had its funding reduced as it... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2016
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2016

A small botanical garden north of the Galleria Accademia. Not the best gardens we have seen parts of it looked a little run down & untidy. Probably had its funding reduced as it is looked after by the university. It has some good tree specimens, palms & some beautiful hydrangeas. I would not make this a must visit place but,... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2016

These gardens are a little out the way, but not far as Florence is small. The gardens are so quiet and peaceful and a lovely way to end a busy tourist day.

Thank James0889
Nairobi, Kenya
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2016

The Orto Botanico is a small, peaceful and well laid out pretty garden on Via Per Antonio Micheli in Florence. Well worth a visit

Thank Ibadanboy
Vancouver bc
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2016

Great to walk around this lovely old garden. You are handed a paper guide to the help inform you of the different groupings of plants. This garden is so quiet compared to the rest of Florence, well worth the time for a visit.

Thank comingforthesun
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2016

I do love this botanical garden because it is an oasis of peace and tranquility in a busy old town. I did visit it in April so there was many flowers and trees in full blossom. There wasn't many tourists around so I did enjoy a time for reflection and meditate. It is worth visit!

Thank Aragorn65
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2016

This is a small garden laid out in experimental beds. You are given a guide when you go in and it explains what you will find in each area. It is very pleasant to wander around on a warm day. The downside is that there is only one toilet in the garden and is is not in pristine condition.

Thank mouseHerts
Peterborough, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2016

We spent a very happy hour or so in this lovely little botanical garden. It's clear that there is much work in hand to improve this haven of peace, and there are sections of medicinal plants, carnivorous plants, scented plants, succulents, and a magnificent palm house, among lots of shrubs, mature trees, ponds, etc. It's really varied - lots to... More 

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Wexford, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2016

We visited in winter, when no garden looks its best, but this looks well laid out and worth a return visit in Spring or Summer. The Serra (hothouse / palm house) had a photographic exhibition of features in trees like faces, which children would enjoy.

Thank GYWX
Harelbeke, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2015

Don't be mislead by the negative comments and appreciations from other visitors. Like some other people said here, this is not a place where you will find lots of flower beds, mind blowing viewing axes,... This is a BOTANICAL garden, and one of the nicest I 've ever been to. Not very large, but we strolled here for hours... A... More 

Thank Yann_R7
Bordeaux, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015 via mobile

We were amazed to find a green space in the city we could get into even if we did pay a fee - there are other gardens marked on the map but mostly they are private inner courtyards ( for a block ) Not fancy, not a big production, but a haven away from the busy main sights

Thank Jer D

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San Marco
The pleasant atmosphere of this residential area, a stone’s throw away from the Duomo of Florence, surprises everyone. A continuous flow of backpacking students provides the tranquil surroundings for the elderly residents who sit in Piazza San Marco to read the daily newspaper. Home to several universities, including the Academy of Fine Arts, San Marco is one of the most vibrant cultural centers in the city. A bridge connecting the modern cultural activity of Florence to its classic art, represented by the everlasting magnificence of the original David, resonates as a symbol of Florence and of Italy as a whole. Get lost in a Neoclassic world, a journey back in time through historic buildings like Spedale degli Innocenti (Hospital of the Innocents), San Marco church, Basilica della Santissima Annunziata, and natural jewels like the Botanical Gardens.
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