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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. Plan your Orto Botanico di Padova visit and explore what else you can see and do in Padua using our Padua tourist route planner.
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  • We go in every city where present to the Botanical Garden. Here in padova is the new part very nicely categorized with text on wooden tablets. Lots of info about plants around the world. The old part is not so interesting. And compared with Lisbon, the estufa fria, the Botanical Garden in Malaga, this is a relatively small botanical garden.
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  • We spent an entire afternoon here (at about 39 degrees). Much to recommend, because there are many shady ways on hot days. The open system in combination with the huge "glass houses" is great and stocked with interesting information panels. Absolutely succeeded and to recommend - not only for budding botanists!
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  • Discounted security but it is so, the garden is huge and gorgeous! Thousands of plants from all over the world! In the long run the layman can get tired but worth a visit. For lovers of Botany or just the nature ... well, then it's a must!
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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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A convenient base for trips to and from Venice and the surrounding countryside, Padua is packed with good-value hostels and B&Bs, minutes away from the city's main tourist sites. Offering more than just simple comfort and good food, centrally located hotel chains boast numerous modern amenities, such as fitness centers. Another option in the heart of town, self-catering apartments offer secure parking and access to private yards, ideal for summer parties and quiet dinners.
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