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Orto Botanico di Roma, Rome

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  • The entrance fee could seem too much (8 euros) but the visit is worth every cents. The garden is beautiful, fresh and peaceful, ideal to make a couple of hours stop while visiting Rome. You can see mo...  more »
  • We were staying in an apartment a few minutes walk from the garden and spent a couple of hours at the end of a busy day walking around and enjoying the peace. The entrance fee was 8 euros which seems ...  more »
  • I reviewed the Botanical Garden two years ago and now is the time to write in his favour again as there have been visiting just this morning, along with my partner! We found the place improved compared to the past, there have been some improvements like indoor areas dedicated to educational activities for schools, is under construction a new greenhouse and also a part of garden devoted to plants and rocks. The note was unchanged at eight euros and if in the last review I was said to be an inexpensive, this time grind that and say it's proportionate to what is offered to the eye during the visit. The entry with the card are given a map of the location and the path is marked with numbered poles. Beautiful as always the greenhouse devoted to succulents and tropical plants, interesting and well maintained the herb garden where you can admire the medicinal plants with explanation. Really lovely Japanese garden with a trickle, bridge, gazebo, ducks and colored carp! Beautiful the area dedicated to bamboo canes. Presence of toilets kept well, plenty of benches scattered throughout the garden and presence of vending machines for drinks and snacks, there is a bar and a shop selling souvenirs and even Sin booklets. Overall it is always a great pleasure visiting this green oasis. Fire the cannon is sounded at noon ... from the janiculum!
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  • Those who ask for 'improvements' are misguided, I think - this is not supposed to be a manicured garden but a botanical resource laid out for Romans to enjoy. I loved the way the plants and trees are allowed to reflect the seasons, produce their own mulch, fall into their natural form and sit surrounded by wildflowers and grasses - best modern practice, with very little watering. The positioning of the trees is immensely skillful, the hard landscaping is beautifully integrated, and the labelling discreet and informative. The Simples Garden is a delight. I imagine that it's at its 'best' in April and May - this is the Mediterranean, after all - but I loved it in high summer, too.
  • What a wonderful botanical garden this was! It climbs up the hill, with lots of lovely terraces, little waterfalls and benches to sit to take in the amazing view of Rome on the opposite side of the Tiber. There's a lot to see in Trastevere, but don't miss out on this. Beware that there is an entrance fee, though. But it's well worth it. One of the highlights of our stay in Rome.
  • The staff here kindly organised a tour for us (min 10 people, €12p.p. for groups of less than 20 and €6 a head for larger groups) which lasted 1.5hrs and was extremely interesting. Giulia, our guide, was a student from the university that manages the gardens, and she gave us just the right amount of information. The only negative point was that it was hard for everyone to hear so headsets would have been good. We didn't cover everything and I'll definitely go back to see the parts we missed.
  • Lovely, relaxing garden with beautiful plants and squawking parrots. I went in February and imagine it's better in the spring. We had hoped to climb up to the top of Giancolo Hill through the park but the upper gate was closed, so if that's your plan, ask at the ticket desk in advance!
  • It's suitable for a casual walk. Nice view of Rome

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