Orto Botanico di Padova, Padua

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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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  • Surely the century Garden is very well maintained and interesting (but also in Turin we have a botanical equally interesting). The real beauty of this garden is the new greenhouse built in 2015 (as a result of a project of ideas won by a guy). Really interesting and would require a little more time to appreciate the appearance of multimedia
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  • Coming trip to Padua imagined couldn't miss the Scrovegni Chapel and the Church of the Holy, then almost accidentally discover that Padua has a botanical garden which is the oldest in the world and a Unesco World Heritage site. Definitely recommend visiting it's stunning!
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  • Away from the old town of Padua. In the oldest Botanical Garden in Europe will registered in the world heritage site. As a medicinal herb garden of the University was made.
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  • I didn't have match time to visit this fantastic botanical garden with a great variety off mature very old trees of different kind. The place over the years has large collection of the world natural spices well kept. It is surprising how this amazing place lives in the centre of the town, attracting numerous visitors of different kind from international travels to family. The place is also very popular with juvenile students. On the site inside the tickets office is possible to buy souvenirs. The staffs helpfully English speaking. Visiting this enjoyable garden time flying very quickly .I will go back with more time to spend.
  • Review in english for tourists, hope it helps: A good tip for understanding the history and the use of Orto Botanico is to be guided by a guide. In fact reading from Wiki and other sources the info about the place isn't that good. The number of different species of plants is actually very high (it's like a tour to the National Gallery) and it can't be covered by the internet. This is a great place for small to big groups, especially students of history. And don't forget to bring a bottle of water with you because the modern greenhouse is going to make you sweat. But, if you still forgot it, there is a bar ;)
  • The BotNical Gardens is a beautiful place to visit. The variety of things to see and information on offer is exceptional. It is possible to spend several hours here taking in all the wide variety of vegetation in the gardens and biodiversity building.
  • One of the oldest botanical garden in Europe offering wide variety of exotic plants, flowers and trees. It's a pleasure to visit on a sunny day!
  • A world heritage botanical garden? What do you want more! Magnificent. Ideal for rainy days, as there is a new, amazing green house also and ab info section plus museum. The entrance is not where Google maps directs you, but on the North-West part of the circular garden.
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