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Review of I Giardini di Pomona

I Giardini di Pomona
Ranked #3 of 17 things to do in Cisternino
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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 Bari, Brindisi and Taranto meet. The 25 acres (10 hectars) of the Conservatory, devoted to organic farming, are located in Cisternino, the heart of the Itria Valley, also known as "The valley of the Trulli". The plant collection of Conservatory includes more than 800 antique fruit tree varieties. Among that, the collection of 560 fig tree species, one of the largest in the Mediterranean area, and the pomegranate collection with 45 varieties. In the center of the garden is hosted the famous Nagasaki Persimmon tree, surrounded by a beautiful lavender labyrinth. The agriturism "I Giardini di Pomona" offers hospitality in their renovated Trulli, which have been recently restaured with great care. The Conservatory I Giardini di Pomona can be visited upon appointment every day (by phone or email), the visit takes about 1.30 hours. Tastings and shopping of products and plants are possible.
Brussels, Belgium
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
“Hard core”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 28, 2013 via mobile

The place is not easy to find but the enthusiasm of Paolo makes up for it all. His knowledge is only surpassed by his passion to communicate what nature is about. You can also buy excellent plants at good prices! Worth a stop indeed!

Visited April 2013
Thank Peter B
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Unique experience”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 9, 2012

Whilst touring Puglia with friends, we came across Conservatorio Botanico. This is an
astonishing testament to the genius of Paulo and Martina. Quite simply, they are unequalled
in their preservation of countless varieties of fruit trees. If you should ever be in the area
of Cisternina this is a must visit place of peace and tranquility.

Visited April 2012
2 Thank Irene H
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