Parks in Sicily

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Parks in Sicily

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  • Chrisgale
    Sheffield, UK742 contributions
    We did this after the Greek theatre as they are not far apart and this is completely free. Wonderful planting, follies and stunning views. Plenty of seats if you want to take a picnic. Quite a few steps down to it initially but such a lovely experience. You can normally walk down from the theatre but the path was closed. Really worth a visit
    Written May 15, 2022
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  • Una N
    17 contributions
    We visited the Radicepura gardens on a hot Wednesday morning and it was lovely and peaceful with only a few people there. It was easy to walk around with the map and lots of nice plants and flowers to see. It's especially interesting for people who don't know the flora of this part of the world. The cactus flowers were in bloom and they were BEAUTIFUL! My favourite parts were the jasmine tower, the fruit and vegetable garden and the small labyrinth of sounds...I really liked the earthquake effect box in there! Well worth the €8 entrance fee and if you want a bite to eat for lunch or a drink or snack there's a nice seating area in the shade. Bring a hat and suncream and enjoy!
    Written June 17, 2019
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  • phat_dawg_21
    Alpharetta, GA12,262 contributions
    This is a beautiful garden in the center of the city. The flowers and trees were in full bloom in the spring.

    Lots of interesting sculpture, and views.
    Written August 9, 2021
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  • clarkyUK
    Robertsbridge, UK60 contributions
    We stopped in here and spent a fun few hours keeping cool in the beautiful clear waters.
    Having read a few reviews we knew to park in the main car park then go back out onto the road and walk a few meters uphill to the town entrance... just pop over to the tourist office to buy your entry ticket and save yourself lots of money!
    Once down the safe, well-spaved steps we made our way into the river, Yes it was cold but clean and clear and the rock formations look incredible. I would highly recommend beach shoes as the river bed is rocky. We decided to see how far we could venture up-stream and had great fun clambering over the rocks and through the rapids. It's not easy and you need to be reasonably fit and able but you don't need to pay for a professional guide and equipment.
    Written September 6, 2020
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  • Scott
    San Francisco, CA4,868 contributions
    Parco Piersanti Mattarella (Giardino Inglese)

    Surprisingly nice little urban park auto parts are in severe disrepair. Plenty of clean benches on which to sit. No immediate sign of vagrants or panhandlers.
    Written January 19, 2022
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  • Jazzumbo
    Romania1,470 contributions
    The largest ficus trees that I have ever seen are growing in this park. They are probably ones of the largest of their species in Europe. Every single one is like a little forest by itself. Each one could accommodate dozen of thousand of birds on its branches. They have some sort of aerial roots. Simply amazing!
    About 90% of the ficus trees that I have seen in my life were poor little trees trying to survive in pots located in offices, hotels or apartments.
    The garden is protected by an amazing craft metal fence and host the statues of some historical personalities, including Giuseppe Garibaldi.
    Romanian people have an additional good reason for visiting the place: the statue of Nicolae Balcescu is located in this park.
    Written June 4, 2020
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  • phat_dawg_21
    Alpharetta, GA12,262 contributions
    This is a great neighborhood near the harbor and Giardino Garabaldi. Lots of restaurants and bars, and interesting shopping on some of the side street.

    The area was very lively after 9:00 pm with packed bars and people enjoying themselves outdoors.
    Written July 31, 2021
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  • elainegU746IK
    Edinburgh, UK14 contributions
    These gardens were a nice place to spend a few hours - there weren’t masses of different plants on show but this garden was free unlike the next door Botanico which was €7 each and a disappointment full of weeds. I think later in the year there may be more in bloom - nice place to escape the busyness outside
    Written April 27, 2022
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  • Elena P
    Romania4,815 contributions
    I dob't know about villa but the park is very beautiful, with calla lilies and turtles living there, with a lot of green and quiet atmosphere. Some guy was making yoga also.
    Written April 27, 2018
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  • Paul Legate
    St Ives, UK19,989 contributions
    Foro Italico is a huge expanse of green space on the seafront in the Kalsa District of the city. The seafront was commissioned by the Viceroy Marco Antonio Colonna in 1582 and was enlarged in 1734. The whole area was destroyed in World War II and it was not until the late 1990’s that a redevelopment plan was created for the waterfront area. Foro Italico is a relatively peaceful area compared to the chaos of the city. I visited in late July 2020 when it was mostly deserted and I enjoyed my time there.
    Written January 20, 2021
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  • Eli B
    Sydney, Australia3,697 contributions
    To understand something of the taste of secular Palermo we headed north outside the city. The park has a lot of palaces and in the town of Bagheria one has to use imaginative effort to realise the former charm. Walking is the best way to see something of the villas. Villa Palagonia is famous for the marble encrusted saloon and its grotesque sculptures of its walls.. We visited the Museo archeological a rather traditional museum, its high point is a room of sculptures and bronzes.
    Written August 18, 2019
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  • QProchy
    Pilsen, Czech Republic215 contributions
    We found this beautiful place after the long searching. We could´t find the entrance. There is broken sign on the road and the way inside. Turn left and you can leave your car under the trees. Don´t worry about signs with private property in italian language. The area belongs to the owner of Il Martin Pescatore. Go back to the second stone road and walk down. On the right side of the road, you can found 2 prehistoric tombs. Walk down acros the river. There is yellow house 200m from the small river - there lives owner of the area. He can´t speak english, but his son can. There is big area where you can swim in river lagoon, kayaking, etc. The river is realy clean. The admission is 4 euro for each person.
    Written July 16, 2015
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  • Sally62
    Northampton, UK4,576 contributions
    A lovely public garden in the centre of the town. The balustrades around the park and the bandstand are beautifully decorated in ceramic tiles for which the town is known.
    Written May 29, 2019
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  • N_IrelandAngela
    N. Ireland30 contributions
    We are a family of 6 (all adults) & visited Park Uditore to run in the friendly Uditore Parkrun on a Saturday in September. I think the Park was part of an estate owned by a Mafia gang member and the area was given over to the community (there are more attractive parks in Palermo than this one, but none of the others hosts a Parkrun!) The park was full of joggers and walkers out at the same time as us so it's a pity they don't do the parkrun as the participant numbers here are very small (10 of the parkrunners out of the 16 of us there were visiting from the UK!) One of the advertising flags like we have in the UK would be useful to let locals know what is happening at that time every Saturday! There are no toilets in the park but we were able to use a toilet in a petrol station just across the road from the entrance (Macdonalds didn't open until 10). A couple of the marshals and local runners spoke a little English and they were all very welcoming and friendly.
    Written October 1, 2015
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