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Giardino della Minerva

Closed Now: 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
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Fantastic Terraced Gardens

This is one of the most beautiful and unique gardens I've ever visited. It has great panoramic... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
McKinney, Texas
Very nice calm place with beautiful views

The gardens will be interesting to everybody! Must see in Salerno, which has an oldest medical... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
West Country, UK
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“old town”(10 reviews)
In the heart of the Medieval town of Salerno, at the back of Fusandola torrent and of the old Mediaval walls, a terraced fenced orchard is situated. In it the remains of a glorious and rich history can be still seen: it is the so called Minerva’s...more
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Vicolo Ferrante Sanseverino 1, 84121 Salerno, Italy
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 10 January 2016

My husband and I are garden lovers, so we decided to spend our only morning in Salerno visiting the Giardino della Minerva. It turned out to be a very nice surprise. Hidden between old houses and palazzi, is an enchanted terraced garden, with a stupendous...More

7  Thank MariaCelina f
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 29 May 2013

Really wanted to see this attraction, but when we arrived we were told the lift wasn't working so not to go..... Very disappointed as it will probably be the last time in Salerno..

1  Thank Pat M
lucianomauro, Direttore at Giardino della Minerva, responded to this reviewResponded 31 May 2013

We are very sorry that you have not visited the Garden. Unfortunately, the elevator will be under maintenance for a month. On the site (www.giardinodellaminerva.it) there are published other alternative pedestrian routes.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is one of the most beautiful and unique gardens I've ever visited. It has great panoramic views of the sea. Located high up on a hill in Centro Storico, it is a series of ancient terraced gardens. The plants all have medicinal and healing...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The gardens will be interesting to everybody! Must see in Salerno, which has an oldest medical school in Europe!

Thank LadyEWestCountry_UK
Reviewed 26 September 2018

I had Heard quite a lot of Giardino della Minerva, a garden with Medical plats and was very disappointed to find that it was not much to see. The signs beside the plants only showed the name of the plant and not what it was...More

Thank Annika A
Reviewed 21 September 2018 via mobile

Stumbled upon the gardens by accident and for 3€ saw the most amazing view possible. Definitely worth a visit

Thank Edijs S
Reviewed 21 September 2018

Got the public lift up the hill from via Portacatena, then a short walk up to the Gardens planted over 5 levels on the hills above Salerno. Peaceful, atmospheric, ingeniously designed, and well worth the visit. Small museum explains the medical background to the choices...More

Thank mikeh19544
Reviewed 17 September 2018

A ten minute uphill walk from the seafront and entrance fee 3 Euros. The gardens are set over several levels reached by sets of steps. There are vine covered walkways and places in the shade to sit and admire the gardens and view. There is...More

Thank LondonBritAbroad
Reviewed 17 September 2018 via mobile

The last thing we wanted to se was this Minerva garden. Real nice, beautiful and relaxing place to bee, and it gives you an splendid view over the ocean. Don’t miss this garden whit medical herbs.

Thank Magnusigbg
Reviewed 30 August 2018

This is not your average garden, the plants are all herbs and of a medicinal type ehjich makes for a very interesting visit. They are well laid out and each labeled with their name and some information. It was quite easy to get there as...More

1  Thank Chrissie980
Reviewed 9 July 2018 via mobile

This garden is a beautiful gem in the heart of the old city. It is difficult to get to and I wouldn’t recommend it for people that have trouble with stairs or walking. But the views of the sea and city aren’t than worth the...More

Thank allisonde7890
Reviewed 28 June 2018

Levels of beautiful gardens, ancient medicinal plants topped off with a fabulous view of Salerno and the coast. There is a cafe but in late May when we visited it was not open. There were only three other people in the gardens during our visit....More

Thank yns_10
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