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This garden is a beautiful gem in the heart of the old city. It is difficult to get to and I... read more

Reviewed 9 July 2018
Paris, France
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Levels of beautiful gardens, ancient medicinal plants topped off with a fabulous view of Salerno... read more

Reviewed 28 June 2018
Sydney Australia
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In the heart of the Medieval town of Salerno, at the back of Fusandola torrent and of the old Mediaval walls, a terraced fenced orchard is situated. In it the remains of a glorious and rich history can be still seen: it is the so called Minerva’s...more
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Reviewed 9 July 2018 via mobile

This garden is a beautiful gem in the heart of the old city. It is difficult to get to and I wouldn’t recommend it for people that have trouble with stairs or walking. But the views of the sea and city aren’t than worth the...More

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Reviewed 28 June 2018

Levels of beautiful gardens, ancient medicinal plants topped off with a fabulous view of Salerno and the coast. There is a cafe but in late May when we visited it was not open. There were only three other people in the gardens during our visit....More

Thank yns_10
Reviewed 27 June 2018

A wonderful place where to find the antique history of Salerno and its historical medical school, the first in the world.

Thank marianneviglione
Reviewed 21 June 2018

Minerva's Garden is very old and is an unsurpassed collection of medical plant remedies. Runs up the hill in four or five terraces with water flowing down level to level via beautifully crafted pools and little fountains. You get to learn stuff at the same...More

Thank Peter P
Reviewed 19 June 2018 via mobile

Enjoy a relaxing walk through the "Minerva Gardens" where the ancient medical plants from the famous "Scuola Medica Salernitana" are grown again! In the meanwhile you'll take wonderful pictures of the views over the town and the blue sea!

Thank Rosamaria G
Reviewed 15 June 2018

Medicinal herbs and remedies are grown in this elevated garden. The garden dates back to the 12th century and the history of the garden as told by staff enhances the walking tour experience. In addition there is a small outdoor café which is a good...More

Thank snarf1513
Reviewed 7 June 2018

This garden is well worth a visit. Just a short walk from the cathedral. A small fee to enter. Lovely walk around elevated garden with city view on top level.

Thank 806rosek
Reviewed 27 May 2018

An easy ten minute stroll from the Cathedral. These restored 14th century gardens were the first created to grow species used by Salerno's world famous School of Medicine. So, in the History of Medical Science, they are unique. Lovely gardens . Lots of steps. Beautiful...More

Thank vessi80
Reviewed 3 May 2018

Really interesting spot and well worth the walk through the old town of Salerno. There is also a lift from lower Salerno. Modest entry free. Gardens are situated over five levels, probably allow about an hour for a visit - it's not a huge site....More

1  Thank purpletravller
Reviewed 30 April 2018

Very beautiful garden, as well as walk through little streets with murals leading to garden. Need to go up elevators to reach garden of medicinal herbs.

Thank Ryan D
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