17 Botanical Gardens to explore in Italy
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The Brera Botanical Garden is located in the centre of Milan, adjacent to the south facade of the historic building from which it takes its name. The garden hosts educational and research activities in the fields of science, history, art, and the promotion of cultural heritage, including through projects and collaborations with other institutions and museums. It offers schools a wide range of educational, scientific, and interdisciplinary itineraries.
The Indro Montanelli public gardens are a park in Milan, located in the Porta Venezia area. Inaugurated in 1784 by the Habsburg administration, they were the first Milanese park expressly intended for collective entertainment. For over two centuries they have been called public gardens, gardens of Porta Venezia, Via Palestro gardens or simply the gardens, and use has yet taken root. Since 2002 they have been named after the journalist and essayist Indro Montanelli, who used to spend part of hi
The Giardino Bardini is a Renaissance garden in Florence. Only opened recently to the public, it is relatively little-known. Access is gained via the Via de' Bardi, just over the road from the Museo Bardini in the Oltrarno district of the city, although the gardens exit onto the Costa di San Giorgio, onto which the Forte di Belevedere and the Giardino di Boboli connect in turn.
The Paradisia alpine garden is located in Valnontey, at 1700 meters above sea level and within the Gran Paradiso national park. The garden was born in 1955 at the behest of the board of directors of the Gran Paradiso national park, with the aim of preserving and enhancing the flora of the park. The task of establishing the garden is entrusted to prof. Corti and prof. Peyronel, while the site was chosen by virtue of the favorable position that allows to the reproduction of different habitats.
The André Heller botanical garden, also known as the A. Hruska botanical garden, is a botanical garden located on the grounds of the André Heller Foundation above Lake Garda, in via Roma, in Gardone Riviera, in the province of Brescia. It is open every day in the warmer months. The garden was destined to the alpine and tropical flora with two thousand botanical specimens from many places, including the acrocores of Oceania and various plants of the Himalayas, Mato Grosso, Africa, Canada, and Ja
The Giardino Botanico Mediterraneo di San Salvo is located in Marina di Chieti, in the province of Chieti. It is a protected area of about 8 hectares, that is 80000 m2, where the predominant biotype is one of the last specimens of the dune system of the Adriatic, characterised by its typical structure made up of strips parallel to the coastline.
Giardino degli Aranci is the name used to describe the park Savelli , a park of Rome of about 7,800 m², located on the hill Aventino , in the district Ripa , which offers an excellent view of the city. The garden, as it currently appears, was built in 1932 by the architect Raffaele De Vico. The park offers an excellent view of the city. It was constructed to offer public access to the view from the side of the hill, creating a new ‘’belvedere’’, to be added to the existing viewpoints in Rom
The Rose Garden in Florence is a park in the Oltrarno area below Piazzale Michelangelo to the west, in Viale Giuseppe Poggi. Once open to the public for only a short time in spring, the garden is now open every day of the year from 9 am to sunset. It covers about one hectare of terraced land from which you can enjoy a splendid panoramic view of the city, enclosed between the current Viale Poggi, via di San Salvatore, and via dei Bastioni.
The Giusti palace and garden are located in the homonymous street in Verona, near the center and a few tens of meters from Piazza Isolo. The palace was built in the 16th century with a classic U-shaped layout, together with the garden, considered one of the most beautiful examples of an Italian garden. The garden has been modified several times during its long life and was particularly well cared for after the Second World War.
The Parco Giardino Sigurtà is a naturalistic park of 60 hectares located in Valeggio sul Mincio, in the province of Verona, 8 km from Peschiera del Garda. It won the prize for the most beautiful park in Italy in 2013 and the second most beautiful park in Europe in 2015. Sigurtà Garden Park hosts countless naturalistic and historical attractions.
A beautiful garden which was made in wood and many of its giant sculptures were carved from living rock. Stylistically, Bomarzo represents a step towards the drama of the Baroque. The garden was created during the 16th century. The park's name stems from the many larger-than-life sculptures, some sculpted in the bedrock, which populate this predominantly barren landscape.
The Saussurea alpine garden is located at 2173 m above sea level, in the municipality of Courmayeur, in the Aosta Valley, and is the highest alpine garden in Europe. The Saussurea garden is one of the four Alpine botanical gardens in the Aosta Valley, and on its 7000 square meters, it welcomes the typical alpine flora of Mont Blanc. Its name derives from that of Horace-Bénédict de Saussure, who made the first known ascent to Mont Blanc in 1786 and from which the flower Saussurea Alpina also take
The Boboli Gardens is a historic park in the city of Florence. Born as the Grand Ducal garden of Palazzo Pitti, it is also connected to the Forte di Belvedere, a military outpost for the safety of the sovereign and his family. The garden, which welcomes over 800,000 visitors every year, is one of the most important examples of an Italian garden in the world and is a real open-air museum, for its architectural-landscape setting and for the collection of sculptures.
The botanical garden of Padua, founded in 1545, is the oldest botanical garden in the world still in its original location. Located in an area of about 2.2 hectares, it is located in the historic center of Padua, near Prato Della Valle. Since 1997 is a World Heritage of ' UNESCO. It established in 1545, was created for the cultivation of medicinal plants which made up the majority of the "simple" medicines from nature. For this reason, the original name of the garden was "Giardino dei Semplici
Villa Borghese is a large city park in the city of Rome which includes various types of green accommodation, from the Italian garden to large English-style areas, buildings, small buildings, fountains, and ponds. It is the fourth-largest public park in Rome, after the public part of the Appia Antica Regional Park, Villa Doria Pamphilj, and Villa Ada, and extends largely over the Pinciano district and a small part over the Campo Marzio district. , divided by the Aurelian Walls.
The Villa d'Este in Tivoli, with its palace and garden, is one of the most remarkable and comprehensive illustrations of Renaissance culture at its most refined. It was famous for its terraced hillside Italian Renaissance garden and especially for its profusion of fountains. It is now an Italian state museum and is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
The Villa Taranto Botanical Garden is a botanical garden of 16 hectares of extension, located in Pallanza, Italy. It is located on the western shore of Lake Maggiore in Verbania. It is open to the public daily and they charge an entrance fee. Today the gardens contain nearly 20,000 plant varieties, representing more than 3,000 species, set among 7 km of paths. Among its collections are azalea, Cornus, greenhouses of Victoria amazonica, and 300 types of dahlias. It also contains a small herbariu