Orto Botanico di Padova, Padua

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#1 of 10 in Parks in Province of Padua
Managed by the University of Padua, Orto Botanico di Padova is devoted to the growth of medicinal plants. A shortage of hothouses means that more than 6,000 plant species are cultivated outdoors in carefully organized groupings by plant type. Visit the different sections: Mediterranean, alpine, freshwater, succulents, and orchids. University students often use the gardens as their library for studying the different varieties. Work out when and for how long to visit Orto Botanico di Padova and other Padua attractions using our handy Padua road trip planner.
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  • The place is fabulous! Well groomed, clean and really rejuvenating for nature lovers! The greenhouse of biodiversity is a gem! I highly recommend for those who visit to Padua! Is a must!!
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  • Even if you aren't green thumbs you have to spend at least an afternoon to visit this rarity is very close to the Saint and the lawn so you can arrange a tour only by taking a little time dilated to enjoy everything
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  • A stage that can not miss if you visit Padua! Really very nice and rich in biodiversity! Worth the price of admission, fantastic!
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  • I spent two afternoons in the garden - and could take a hundred more to explore every hidden beauty under the millions of leaves there. It is a place to be truly relaxed, welcomed in the nature, and all this is in the heart of Padova!! Brilliant! Thank you for creating this!!
  • Great place, combination of classic botanical garden with a very modern & new building. Impressive to visit.
  • Very nice place with a historic air and modern exhibitions. Excellent for calmly strolling a day with nice weather.
  • Extremely fascinating and dense with history, I loved the visit, not just thanks to my passion for plants! A modern part has been recently added, with a selection of tropical and desert plants. In my opinion this contrast between ancient and contemporary was very successful!
  • I've been there three times and love every minute of it.

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