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Orto Botanico

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For those that follow my reviews you know I like to visit botanical gardens. Located in a walkable... read more

Reviewed 2 January 2017
James F
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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Not a patch on Cambridge!

This botanical garden is part of the University of Bologna, but not a patch on the great botanical... read more

Reviewed 28 September 2016
London, United Kingdom
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  • Average25%
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6 Jul 2018
“My piece of heaven.”
3 Jul 2018
“Useful as a destination for a nice walk from the center of town”
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Reviewed 6 July 2018

Not to miss listen to the sounds of nature. Plants and herbs are original. I go there like my piece of meditation. Thank you the heavens above. When you are hot and bothered this will be your posto bello.... Enjoy and just sit there to...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 4 July 2018

There are much nicer green spaces in Bologna. We walked here largely because the town is so small that it was hard to get in our usual 3 to 5 mile walk each day without walking to the edges of the tourist map. The plants...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 22 April 2018

Feeling the need for some open green spaces after the closed-in red-brick streets of the city, we set off for the Orto Botanico. What a disappointment - mostly weeds and some untidy grassy areas, with a tiny hothouse and unkempt flower beds. The only thing...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed 11 February 2018

Even if it's free to enter, I think Bologna has much better to offer than this botanical garden. Being winter time we were expecting anything special already but it still managed to disappoint us. The main greenhouse was closed as it seems thieves used to...More

Date of experience: December 2017
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Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

For those that follow my reviews you know I like to visit botanical gardens. Located in a walkable distance from the city centre on the university campus, the garden is small and needs a lot of work but has potential if invested in. They don't...More

Date of experience: July 2016
4  Thank James F
Reviewed 28 September 2016

This botanical garden is part of the University of Bologna, but not a patch on the great botanical gardens associated with some British universities such as Cambridge. On the other hand it is free so worth a visit if you have time to kill.

Date of experience: September 2016
1  Thank OandA-London
Reviewed 23 July 2016

We took a walk to the gardens which are free to enter and on a day when it was 38' the trees gave lovely shade. The gardens aren't huge, we spent an hour and a half walking them. Some really interesting trees and shrubs, we...More

Date of experience: July 2016
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Reviewed 24 August 2015

Small but nice botanical garden worth walking in if you visited the Museum of Mineralogy and other places near the university.

Date of experience: August 2015
1  Thank incahueca
Reviewed 12 June 2015

It was a long walk to get there no good if your a wheel chair user you can't get through the gate he had to get out of the chair and collapse the chair to get in! It's a very sad and neglected lots of...More

Date of experience: June 2015
Thank Dryws
Reviewed 31 August 2013

I love to visit gardens but the was very disappointing, not worth a visit. There are many other places to visit before you consider visiting this.

Date of experience: August 2013
1  Thank Traveller1939
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