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Orto Botanico di Roma, Rome

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The Botanical Garden of Rome is one of the Museums of the Department of Environmental Biology of the Sapienza University of Rome. It was officially established in 1660 by the Pope Alessandro VII, but certainly existed since the Middle Ages. It cover an area of about 30 acres in the very heart of the city, between Trastevere district and Gianicolo hill. Since 1883, the Botanical Garden of Rome has been situated in the historical garden of Riario-Corsini Palace, famous for being the seat of the Queen Christina of Sweden in the seventeenth century. The garden contains some important collections of palms, gymnosperms, succulents, bamboos, roses, medicinal plants and centuries-old monumental trees. Near the top of the hill there is a japanese garden, from which you can enjoy a wonderful view of the historic center of Rome.


The Botanical Garden of Rome organizes guided tours for individuals,

groups and schools of all types and levels. You can book guided tours

by email ( or through the Online Booking Service at the following web address:

Opening times

The Botanical Garden Museum of Rome open Monday to Saturday:

from 9.00am to 5.30pm (November to March)

from 9.00am to 6.30pm (April to October)

Closed on Sunday and national holidays

NEW - On September and October 2015 open also on Sunday

Website Botanical Garden Museum:



L.go Cristina di Svezia 24 – 00165 Roma

Ticket office phone +39 0649917107

For booking information please call: +39 0649917108

In compliance with current international regulations for University Botanical Gardens, dogs are not allowed in the Botanical Garden Museum of Rome.
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  • In early March, only cacti are to see any flowers for the rest, do not rely on photos of the website, maybe we could be notified at the entrance. Poorly maintained and dirty. My village of 4,000 inhabitants Park is larger, cleaner and better maintained. We saw 10 parakeets, 0 flower and cactus, cacti and cacti. Maybe that summer is beautiful but there draw. Correct limit home. 16 euros to 2 for it is a scam.
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  • We visited the garden in order to break with the congestion in the city for a while. It was really a quiet and beautiful location with views over part of the city. The entrance fee was a bit in the most expensive team (€8).
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  • Pleasant nature walk, up and down a path which goes through the world of plants. From herbs to the tropical greenhouse, from the rose garden at the Japanese garden. The garden is very large and the diversity of plants is wide, however lacking in General a little care in more than nobiliterebbe of this beautiful place. Must for fans and for those who want to get away from the plug inside of the eternal city.
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  • Truthfully I didn't expect myself to enjoy that much the botanical garden of Rome (and certainly I didn't plan to go there but I did). It was an amazing experience, I took over a 100 photos in there and saw so many different things. They even have a bamboo forest and a bamboo cave. I think that's enough of a reason to visit.
  • Is a nice quiet place. It lacks variety and most of the trees here you can see in the city. The entry fee is 8 euro per adult. A bit high for what it offers.
  • A place of peace and tranquility. Take a picnic and spend time relaxing. Beautiful well kept gardens and wonderful greenhouses.
  • Not bad for a walk. There are things that can be improved and take care of better, like the info signs of the plants. Many of them are only in Italian. I really wanted to know the benefits of the plants in the medical plants section!
  • Diverse species in a relatively small park, but very beautiful! Facilities could’ve been maintained better
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