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Orto Botanico

Via Etnea 397, 95125 Catania, Sicily, Italy
+39 095 430901
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Pleasant, green and peaceful place

We found Orto Botanico by chance, exploring Catania city. First surprise-it's free. It's very well... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Tjasa90
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Slovenia
peaceful spot to escape the traffic

these well-cared-for gardens are an oasis in the city. the exotic and eclectic variety of plants... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
cath t
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Newcastle, Australia
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Via Etnea 397, 95125 Catania, Sicily, Italy
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+39 095 430901
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"botanical gardens"
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"via etnea"
in 7 reviews
"free entry"
in 3 reviews
"wander around"
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"interesting plants"
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"beautiful flowers"
in 2 reviews
"nice walk"
in 2 reviews
"cactus"
in 12 reviews
"succulents"
in 4 reviews
"trees"
in 11 reviews
"collection"
in 4 reviews
"hothouse"
in 2 reviews
"stroll"
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"admission"
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"siesta"
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"euro"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We found Orto Botanico by chance, exploring Catania city. First surprise-it's free. It's very well maintained. Enjoyed there very much.

Thank Tjasa90
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

these well-cared-for gardens are an oasis in the city. the exotic and eclectic variety of plants creates a unified atmosphere that transports your mind to a peaceful place.

Thank cath t
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Reviewed 8 July 2018 via mobile

We were doing Sicily on a budget and this was a lovely spot to spend some time on a very hot day in the shade. The map is out of date and there was a little area that was being renovated but that did not...More

Thank ringtail2015
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Reviewed 14 June 2018 via mobile

Catania’s Orto Botanico was a quiet and cool oasis in the middle of the hustle and bustle of the city. It is not too big that you are intimidated, but not too small either. Plants and flower beds are well-labeled. There are several fountains with...More

Thank lauri5
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Reviewed 1 June 2018

Beautiful gardens just off Via Etnae. Very interesting plants and flowers. Very cool and pleasant to wander around in the shade of fantastic giant palm trees and other huge specimens. Entry was free.

Thank Michael H
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Reviewed 9 May 2018

This place is simply gorgeous, a hidden gem. Stroll around and enjoy the planting, the herbs, the trees, the cacti which are pretty spectacular. Loved it! Oh, and it's free.

Thank kf1102
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Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

Nice to just wander round and enjoy the plants, trees and sounds of the birds & rustling leaves. Impressive cactus collection. Free entry (and WC).

Thank Andrew M
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Reviewed 20 November 2017

Free entrance! You are provided an excellent guide to the 1600 sq. m. garden upon entrance. The plants are well labeled. The university's Department of Biological, Geological and Environmental Sciences maintains this garden. It features succulents, palms, and Sicilian wild plants. There is a hothouse...More

Thank Bill E
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Reviewed 20 September 2017

An oasis of calm and astonishing plants and trees from all over the world - and free! Gardeners busy watering - a happy place.

1  Thank Stanlad
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Reviewed 23 August 2017 via mobile

Nice walk in shaded areas to take a break from the sun and the heat. Not a large area so only 30-45 minutes needed. Admission is free. Just a lovely location to take a cooling break in the middle of the city. Totally self paced...More

1  Thank Beachgirl119
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Response from lauri5 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, it is open year-round. From April to October, it opens 9:00 - 19:00. From November to March it opens 9:00-17:00.
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