Museo Orto Botanico, Lucca

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When the city gets too noisy, head to Museo Orto Botanico and rest among the lush plants and quiet scenery. Established by the Duchess of Parma, Marie Louise, in 1820, the botanical gardens contain an extensive collection of plant species. Start by exploring the arboretum and pond (keep your eye out for the resident fish). When you're finished, move on to the second section to view the greenhouse, botanical schools, and laboratories. If you have time, stop at the botanical museum, Cesare Bicchi, to see the herbarium and archive. For travelers who use our custom trip planner, Lucca holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Museo Orto Botanico and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • We got there and we stopped at checkout. The girl who was supposed to expect there has even seen from what was intent on using her cell phone. We waited a few minutes and expectation we have stretched their necks to spy on between plants. Finally became aware of us, and told us with anything but polite tone "look there's a ticket EH!" as to accuse us that we were entering. And again already the head in his mobile no longer talk to him. We checked out. Speechless.
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  • Very interesting to see, it's not big but very nice to walk in. The art collection was very well integrated and the flowers were lovely! Funny pond with a nice story ;)  more »
  • The Botanical Garden of Lucca beautiful Pier, very nice and interesting, just below the walls. Highly recommended a visit.
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  • Lucca is a lovely town in Tuscany. There is a massive wall around it which was built for defence in ancient times. The wall is 3 to 4 metres high and is about 20 metres wide on top at its narrowest point. The locals have turned the wall into a vast amusement park complete with restaurants and a museum. The favourite pastime for families and young lovers in Lucca is to stroll, cycle or jog around the town on top of the massive wall. It took me 1 hour and 45 minutes to walk around the town. Of course, younger and more vigorous people can do it in much less time.
  • Nice and relaxing place, 3€ entrance, WC available. Great collection
  • A really nice place to go.
  • What a wonderful place to stay at the hottest time of the day! You find interesting flowers and trees and even miniatures for blind people for their imagination. There are many benches to sit in shadow and a big collection of any kinds of plants.
  • Some really fantastic flowers depending on what time of year you visit, also has a fantastic little pond chockablock with massive carp and turtles

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Where to stay in Lucca

Explore northern Tuscany from a hotel or B&B located in Lucca's historical town center. The city's luxury lodging options offer free parking and access to outstanding downstairs eateries. To experience a little of that famous Tuscan countryside, consider booking your stay at a family-owned farm just outside Lucca. Though a bit far from the city's main attractions, small farms in the surrounding area offer inexpensive rooms, good food, and a chance to experience Tuscany's nature and local way of life.
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