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Giardino della Minerva

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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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Vicolo Ferrante Sanseverino 1, 84121 Salerno, Italy
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All reviews several levels medicinal plants herbal tea interesting garden medical school amazing history middle ages small cafe great little place morning or afternoon top level the study blue sea well worth the visit splendid view euro entrance fee worth the effort
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Reviewed 5 days ago

A beautiful botanical garden built vertically up the hill. This used to be the botanical garden of the Medicine School of Salerno, founded in the 11th century and thus the oldest in the western world; today many plants which were categorized in that period are...More

Date of experience: February 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Dissapointed, not sure what is good about it other than the view.Don't know what other thing to write to complete the 100 minimum characters.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank JoseEduardoBtesh
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is quite a pleasant way to spend an hour or so, looking at the plants and herbs native to this area. To get to the garden, which is terraced, like the traditional hillside plots of Cinque Terre, you should pass the teatro and cross...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank carbill2015
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Be ready to climb hills to get there and to climb steps when you arrive. But worth the work. A beautiful cliff-hanging botanical garden. It was founded in the middle ages to provide medicinal herbs and plants for the renowned medical school at Salerno (around...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank vincedaniels
Reviewed 4 November 2018

This is one of the most beautiful and unique gardens I've ever visited. It has great panoramic views of the sea. Located high up on a hill in Centro Storico, it is a series of ancient terraced gardens. The plants all have medicinal and healing...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank drdmromeo
Reviewed 12 October 2018

The gardens will be interesting to everybody! Must see in Salerno, which has an oldest medical school in Europe!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank LadyEWestCountry_UK
Reviewed 26 September 2018

I had Heard quite a lot of Giardino della Minerva, a garden with Medical plats and was very disappointed to find that it was not much to see. The signs beside the plants only showed the name of the plant and not what it was...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Annika A
Reviewed 20 September 2018 via mobile

Stumbled upon the gardens by accident and for 3€ saw the most amazing view possible. Definitely worth a visit

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank 136edijss
Reviewed 20 September 2018

Got the public lift up the hill from via Portacatena, then a short walk up to the Gardens planted over 5 levels on the hills above Salerno. Peaceful, atmospheric, ingeniously designed, and well worth the visit. Small museum explains the medical background to the choices...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank mikeh19544
Reviewed 17 September 2018

A ten minute uphill walk from the seafront and entrance fee 3 Euros. The gardens are set over several levels reached by sets of steps. There are vine covered walkways and places in the shade to sit and admire the gardens and view. There is...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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