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Orto Botanico di Siena

Via Pier Andrea Mattioli 4, 53100, Siena, Italy
+39 0577 235407
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A bit empty

It may have been affected by the very high temperatures Europe has had this summer, but a lot of... read more

Reviewed 9 September 2017
Nick W
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London, United Kingdom
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A bit sad :(

I love visiting botanical gardens when on holiday but this was really quite sad. I understand... read more

Reviewed 27 August 2017
WatsonandWatson
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Treviso, Italy
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Via Pier Andrea Mattioli 4, 53100, Siena, Italy
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"botanic gardens"
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"churches and museums"
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"walk around"
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"tuscan countryside"
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"plants"
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"donation"
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Reviewed 9 September 2017 via mobile

It may have been affected by the very high temperatures Europe has had this summer, but a lot of the garden was very empty (e.g. the greenhouses). We had a pleasant walk through.

Thank Nick W
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Reviewed 27 August 2017

I love visiting botanical gardens when on holiday but this was really quite sad. I understand maintaining the grounds must be very difficult in Italy at the moment with water shortages and extremely hot weather but as you pay an entrance fee and it's operated...More

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Reviewed 15 July 2017

Worth a visit for the peace & tranquility, spent 2 hours here mainly resting, not another visitor was to be seen.Small charge, well worth the wander,built into the hillside. The fact that its run down added to the character.

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Reviewed 10 July 2017

Not a lot to say, paid 2.5 euros entry and the only life we really saw was the person who took the money. It was a Monday not sure if that is the Gardeners day off or for that matter any growing matter, in truth...More

Thank Roy055
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Reviewed 7 July 2017 via mobile

My criteria for a botanical garden is quite straight forward, plants must be alive and garden should be beautiful... Orto Botanico does not meet the bar of what a "basic" garden should be. My back yard is more vibrant than Orto Botanico and I'm no...More

Thank David B
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Reviewed 20 April 2017 via mobile

I love botanic gardens and this one has some of the best views in Siena. It is a nice peaceful space in which you can walk around and relax away from the crowds. Entry is €5. There is also a very quirky museum right next...More

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Reviewed 1 April 2017

When you had enough of churches and museums and crowds , go to this beautiful garden and enjoy the majestic trees, flowers and bushes from all over the world. Gaze at the romantic Tuscan landscape that looks like an old master painting and refresh your...More

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Reviewed 24 March 2017

Possibly because we visited in march might have been early however told on gate plenty of interest. Unfortunately compared with other university botanic gargens this one appeared rather neglected and in need of attention. Some specimens were even in the greenhouses not looking good. Paths...More

Thank flying B
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Reviewed 17 February 2017

Spent a very relaxing 90 minutes here. Not many plants flowering, clearly because it's February, but nevertheless worth the visit. Probably will get five stars on a spring/ summer visit.

Thank BSSLondon
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Reviewed 15 August 2016 via mobile

A wonderful retreat, came here on a Monday morning, we were the only two walking around in these beautiful gardens. A place to gently walk around and away from the main town. A welcome difference from the endless churches and museums. Probably not for kids,...More

Thank dpimperium
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