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Orto Botanico

Via Pier Antonio Micheli 3, 50121, Florence, Italy
+39 055 275 6444
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These gardens hold a wonderful collection of exotic and Italian specimens that would be of interest... read more

Reviewed 27 March 2017
Canberra, Australia
via mobile
Wonderful gardens, a peaceful alternative to the touristic crowds

I always try to visor botanical gardens when traveling. Florence's is quite old, well displayed... read more

Reviewed 1 October 2016
Tucson, Arizona
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Via Pier Antonio Micheli 3, 50121, Florence, Italy
San Marco
+39 055 275 6444
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Reviewed 27 March 2017 via mobile

These gardens hold a wonderful collection of exotic and Italian specimens that would be of interest to most plant lovers. There are herbs, exotics, cactii, all on display in a garden with seating and also in a large greenhouse. Having said that, they are tired...More

Thank Autumn4me
Reviewed 1 October 2016

I always try to visor botanical gardens when traveling. Florence's is quite old, well displayed and offers a broad array of plantings. It was so nice to stroll the grounds and enjoy the product of many generations of nurturing plants with nary another soul in...More

1  Thank knownalias
Reviewed 22 September 2016

We found this by chance, wanting somewhere to reflect, as we had just visited San Marco and our minds were full of Fra Angelico. The gardens, begun in 1545 by Cosimo di Medici, are just around the corner from San Marco: they are behind the...More

1  Thank Phil M
Reviewed 1 July 2016

A small botanical garden north of the Galleria Accademia. Not the best gardens we have seen parts of it looked a little run down & untidy. Probably had its funding reduced as it is looked after by the university. It has some good tree specimens,...More

1  Thank paul a
Reviewed 23 June 2016

These gardens are a little out the way, but not far as Florence is small. The gardens are so quiet and peaceful and a lovely way to end a busy tourist day.

Thank James0889
Reviewed 25 May 2016

The Orto Botanico is a small, peaceful and well laid out pretty garden on Via Per Antonio Micheli in Florence. Well worth a visit

Thank Ibadanboy
Reviewed 14 May 2016

Great to walk around this lovely old garden. You are handed a paper guide to the help inform you of the different groupings of plants. This garden is so quiet compared to the rest of Florence, well worth the time for a visit.

Thank comingforthesun
Reviewed 8 May 2016

I do love this botanical garden because it is an oasis of peace and tranquility in a busy old town. I did visit it in April so there was many flowers and trees in full blossom. There wasn't many tourists around so I did enjoy...More

1  Thank Aragorn65
Reviewed 29 April 2016

This is a small garden laid out in experimental beds. You are given a guide when you go in and it explains what you will find in each area. It is very pleasant to wander around on a warm day. The downside is that there...More

Thank mouseHerts
Reviewed 27 April 2016

We spent a very happy hour or so in this lovely little botanical garden. It's clear that there is much work in hand to improve this haven of peace, and there are sections of medicinal plants, carnivorous plants, scented plants, succulents, and a magnificent palm...More

1  Thank katyb1_12
San Marco
The pleasant atmosphere of this residential area, a
stone’s throw away from the Duomo of Florence,
surprises everyone. A continuous flow of backpacking
students provides the tranquil surroundings for the
elderly residents who sit in Piazza San Marco to read
the daily newspaper. Home to several universities,
including the Academy of Fine Arts, San Marco is one
of the most vibrant cultural centers in the city. A
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carol n
Dear Orto Botanico staff, Please tell me exactly where the Orto Botanico is located. I would like to go to the Autumn Market of the Tuscan Horticultural Society in October, which I am told is at the Orto Botanico. Am having difficulty locating it on a map. Thank you1 Carol N
6 September 2016|
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