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Really interesting and great views

We drove up from the coast to this small botanical garden high in the Apulan Mountains 3 days ago... read more

Reviewed July 23, 2018
Sydney, Australia
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Great day trip from La Spezia

We found this place by mistake as we were looking for a day away from the crowds of Cinque Terre... read more

Reviewed July 31, 2017
Rina L
Incheon, South Korea
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The Botanical Garden was established in 1966 to conserve and enhance the flora of the Apuan Alps. It belongs to Massa Municipality and it’s actually managed with “Aquilegia” Natura e Paesaggio Apuano (non-profit organization) and University of Pisa...more
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
Via dei Colli | Pian della Fioba, 54100, Massa, Italy
+39 340 466 0271
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Reviewed July 23, 2018 via mobile

We drove up from the coast to this small botanical garden high in the Apulan Mountains 3 days ago. The alpine flowers were beautiful and the Uni of Pisa student volunteer was very knowledgeable, enthusiastic and friendly. The views were spectacular and it was lovely...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed June 20, 2018 via mobile

They decided my wife‘s trekking (!) sandals were not safe enough for a walk in the botanical garden. What a f*cking joke and a waste of time. But they let people in with footwear without proper soles because it‘s safer. Right. Just remember: leave your...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Ribo89, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at L'Orto Botanico "Pietro Pellegrini", responded to this reviewResponded June 23, 2018

Rules are rules. Don't go in Apuan Alps with sandals, for your safety. Best regards.

Reviewed July 31, 2017

We found this place by mistake as we were looking for a day away from the crowds of Cinque Terre. We had a vague idea that it would be a nice hike and we would see some interesting flora but we were not expecting to...More

Date of experience: June 2017
2  Thank Rina L
Reviewed October 16, 2016

We met there with Daniel who is making researches there and nicely offered us a guided tour with comments on the nature surrounding us through the peak and the wonderful view on the Alpuan Alps and the marble carriers. Daniel is a talkative, nice and...More

Date of experience: September 2016
1  Thank Sebounet68
Reviewed September 4, 2016

Wow amazing gardens visit enhanced by the very knowledgeable guides a nice ramble to start with the option of a climb to a stunning view point not for the faint hearted. Well worth doing recommend to all

Date of experience: August 2016
3  Thank Martin C
Reviewed August 21, 2016

We were just driving through the mountains and stumbled upon the trail to Orto Botanico delle Alpi Apuane. The views of Massa, the mountains and valleys of the Alpi Apuane were spectacular. The hike is a bit of a climb but the guide was wonderful...More

Date of experience: August 2016
1  Thank David G
Reviewed July 9, 2016 via mobile

Me and my 76 year old father went to the botanical garden and saw that it has a very natural layout. Our guide was very knowledgable and friendly. From the parking spot we walked a few hundred meters on a wooden pathway to a small...More

Date of experience: July 2016
1  Thank Vincent M
Reviewed February 29, 2016

Natural habitat presented as a botanical garden with minimal human intervention. This natural heritage of Apuan Alps is practically a collection of spontaneous plants that are representative of most Europe. The diversity on such a small scale is immense. Add to that the enthusiasm, passion...More

Date of experience: May 2015
1  Thank Sandra E E
Reviewed September 27, 2015

Gorgeous! A very interesting and relaxing alternative to the town and the coast. The better place where to begin discovering the Apuan Alps and its beautiful rich nature. You can reach it in about 30 minutes from Massa. Inside the botanical garden you’ll find very...More

Date of experience: September 2015
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Reviewed September 14, 2015

Friendly guides, breath-taking views, best to go in June when all of the flowers are in bloom. All the same, we could only go in September and enjoyed it all the same. Open summer only. Requires medium-level agility to complete path.

Date of experience: September 2015
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