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“Wonderful place to visit and stay for couple of days. But mind your reservation!”
The Botanical Conservatory "I Giardini di Pomona" works at preserving the biodiversity of different plant species, providing comfortable accommodations with low impact in beautiful surroundings at the center of Apulia, where the tree provinces of...more
This was a perfect outing for us and our kid. Lots of fruits to taste and lots of fun.
The owners were great and the explanations were given to us in English.
Also their products are worth a taste. Mmmm
"I Giardini di Pomona" offers accommodation in three comfortable and well-furnished "Trulli"(a typical local residence) surrounded by green hills and fig trees. We spent there about one week in August 2017.
Paolo, who is the owner and responsible of the "Conservatorio Botanico", is a very...More
Today, I had the immense pleasure to visit 'Il conservatorio botanico : I giardini di Pomona', in the Puglie region, southern Italy.
This botanical garden hosts more than 1000 fruit plants, among which more than 300 fig varieties. I had the privilege to visit the...More
Tucked away in the countryside outside Cisternino, the gardens of Pomona are not easy to find although there are signs leading you from the main road. The other thing to bear in mind is that Paulo, the man whose vision it was to establish this...More
WOW. Came here following the recommendation from Tripadvisor and was not disappointed! Would never have thought this kind of trip would've been this fulfilling (unless you don't care about plants or the ancient Romans, with whom many plants had some connection).
Paolo was absolutely fascinating:...More
My family and I loved this place and seriously recommend it.
We took a tour of the gardens and I must have sampled somewhere around 20 fig varieties.
They grow about several hundred varieties of figs, many of which are genuinely ancient - that’s to...More
Although we arrived unannounced (we didn't know about booking a tour in advance), Paolo was very gracious and shared with us his passion for the many varieties of fruit trees on the beautiful grounds in the countryside outside Cisternino. His English was very good and...More
I had the great privilege to meet the owner of Pomona Garden, Paolo Belloni. A former photograph from Milan,dedicated his life to protect the traditional tree species to avoid their extinction. there are 350 different types of fig trees in this garden. Visit this place...More
Paolo and Martine share their passion for figs and the agriculture of the region. I took a group for the tour Paolo shared his passion for every living thing in his piece of heaven.
This tour will be on the top of my list next...More