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Orto Botanico di Lucca, Lucca

Categories: Gardens, Nature & Parks
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3/5 based on 260+ reviews on the web
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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  • There is a small charge for entry to these gardens, but they are well worth a visit with many unusual species indoors or under glass. Even if you are not into plants these compact gardens are worth a ...  read more »
  • Definitely one of my favourite attractions in Lucca, we came across the gardens whilst walking along the city wall. There is a small charge for entrance but well worth it for the hour or so spent admi...  read more »
  • A few steps from the Cathedral, this big garden, houses plants from all over the world with comprehensive and clear explanations and directions. There is also a solarium and a nice pond with a carpet of water lilies and a wooden bridge from which to observe the large freshwater turtles and numerous fish species. Very clean and well organized, I sin there is a convenience store nearby
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