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Parco Botanico Villa Rocca

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Address: Via Parma no 378, 16043 Chiavari, Italy

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The entrance is a little away from the sign, you need to walk up the winding path from the left. Entrance was a 1 Euro there are variety of paths around the site. It was nice and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 23, 2016
ochil4
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Tillicoultry, United Kingdom
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Northampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The Parco Botanico Villa Rocca is beautiful to walk around, the grounds and plants are wonderful and the villa lovely, well worth a visit

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London, United Kingdom
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142 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The overriding impression is that this needs an extensive well-planned reinvigoration with lots of TLC to make it special as it probably once was. Worth a visit but don't have too high expectations. The entrance was not easy to find entry for 1 Euro means you get a bargain. Perhaps it should charge more to fund improvements and the right... More 

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Tillicoultry, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016

The entrance is a little away from the sign, you need to walk up the winding path from the left. Entrance was a 1 Euro there are variety of paths around the site. It was nice and cool walking around, good shoes and be a reasonable fitness required.

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Thank ochil4
Coventry, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

Bit of a route march to get there although there is a lift that takes you part of the way. Wish we hadn't bothered. Obviously been very nice at some time but has been allowed to fade. Needs some serious work doing on it to make it worthwhile. Some nice plants but not really worth the effort.

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Thank James186403
Belfast
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20 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2015

The gardens are stunning and so peaceful to walk around where you can see all the different plants, most of which have the country of origin, listen to the waterfall and just escape from all your troubles

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Thank BelfastBarclays
Folkestone, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 167 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

There is even a lift available (hiding, right at the back of the courtyard at ground level, in a passageway on the back right hand side) to get you halfway or more up to the entrance. Wonderful views from the terrace when you get out of the lift, right down to the seafront across the Square. One whole euro to... More 

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Buckinghamshire, England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

For just 1 euro, you can wander the paths around this beautiful villa in Chiavari amongst huge bushes of Birds of Paradise flower, a palm tree and fir tree collection, waterfalls, rockeries, shady spots to enjoy the scented gardens and views out across the historic town to the sea. Don't miss it if you have a gardener's genes.

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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2013

It is of special interest to me because I went to school near there at the convent of the Gianelline and I used to see it everyday before it was left to the town by the family Rocca. Now it is well cultivated and open to the public every day for a small fee.

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Thank Michelini1943
Linden, California
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29 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2012

It was a 5 minute walk from the Hotel Monte Rosa. At one point there is an entry booth which will charge you a euro to see the orchid hot house which was VERY disappointing. . .I think only 2 orchids there. Otherwise, the park is free. A nice leisurely hillside park setting. You get great photo op vantage points... More 

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Easton, PA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2011

For a mere euro, you can wander through a gem of a park, fragrant with plantings, charming with ruins, and great views over the city.

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