Orto Botanico di Palermo, Palermo

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Escape the bustle of the city under ancient, twisted trees and Roman statues at Orto Botanico di Palermo, established in 1779 by the Accademia dei Regi Studi to cultivate and study medicinal plants. Sit near the turtle-filled lily pond, and explore the tropical plant-filled greenhouses. The 10 hectare (24.7 acre) garden also is home to myriad cacti, spiky Canary Islands dragon trees, and an enormous ficus imported from Australia in 1845. The site's Neoclassical administrative buildings designed by French architect Dufourny feature 18th-century statues and frescoes. Plan to visit Orto Botanico di Palermo during your Palermo vacation using our convenient Palermo trip maker website .
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  • Ideally situated just outside the city center, the botanic garden really offers a nice and quiet environment for a relaxing walk.  more »
  • Large garden, edge Centre, close to the sea. Impressively large various green bushes and cactea. Felt a little "fleabag", not well maintained. Will be nice and cool in summer. Outside that time not really charming.
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  • The ficus are spectacular. Are immense trees and impress as it does not appear with all the Spurs give an idea to be moving
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  • One of the biggest, oldest and more interesting botanical gardens in italy.
  • You need to be considered. Wonder is nice.
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  • Magical Botanic gardens with amazing trees!
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  • To cure more
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  • Many varieties of plants, although it would require more maintenance
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