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Orto Botanico di Lucca, Lucca
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When the city gets too noisy, head to Orto Botanico di Lucca 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. Plan your visit to Orto Botanico di Lucca and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Lucca travel itinerary maker.
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  • If you don't know it, maybe you can meet her. The legend (one of many) says that yet on special nights, full moon type, but each has its own special nights, glossy emerges restless from the pond of the botanical garden with its carriage indiavolata. Legends--legends ... We talk about Lucida Mansi, one of those who has sold his soul to the devil. The garden is beautiful and well maintained. In summer the evenings there are concerts.
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  • This garden is pleasant to walk round, although it doesn't take long to see everything as its only small! It's very close to the city walls, and in fact you can see most of the garden from your walk a...  more »
  • in August I went to Lucca city I love so much and that is why I go as often as I can. Doing the walk the walls that surround the old city centre, walking I read a sign indicating the Botanical Garden and since both my husband and I are lovers of flowers and plants we decided to go for it. Quiet cool and quiet with beautiful plants and flowers that surround you with their scent and beauty. Staff who besides working all take you where to find the most beautiful things and strange. I spent a whole day in the garden listening to the birds singing and listening to the water slide slowly into the pond, hear about flowers and plants from competent people so am very pleased and I said "good" to be gone and have found something very nice and calming.
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