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Orto Botanico

Via Etnea 397, 95125 Catania, Sicily, Italy
+39 095 430901
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A world class botanical garden

Free entrance! You are provided an excellent guide to the 1600 sq. m. garden upon entrance. The... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Bill E
Columbus, Georgia
Beautifully maintained

An oasis of calm and astonishing plants and trees from all over the world - and free! Gardeners... read more

Reviewed 20 September 2017
Lancaster, United Kingdom
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Via Etnea 397, 95125 Catania, Sicily, Italy
+39 095 430901

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Reviewed yesterday

Free entrance! You are provided an excellent guide to the 1600 sq. m. garden upon entrance. The plants are well labeled. The university's Department of Biological, Geological and Environmental Sciences maintains this garden. It features succulents, palms, and Sicilian wild plants. There is a hothouse...More

Thank Bill E
Reviewed 20 September 2017

An oasis of calm and astonishing plants and trees from all over the world - and free! Gardeners busy watering - a happy place.

Thank Stanlad
Reviewed 22 August 2017 via mobile

Nice walk in shaded areas to take a break from the sun and the heat. Not a large area so only 30-45 minutes needed. Admission is free. Just a lovely location to take a cooling break in the middle of the city. Totally self paced...More

1  Thank Beachgirl119
Reviewed 13 August 2017

Came across these gardens by chance lovely to walk around for under an hour gardens are very nicely kept. Free entry.

1  Thank family52
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Reviewed 10 August 2017 via mobile

If you are somewhere nearby (via Etnea) just take a quick glance on Botanical Garden. Entrance is for free, it is not a big area, but you may see some different types of palm trees and pretty impressive collection of succulents (cactuses etc.). Nice place...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 22 July 2017

It is a small but very nice little parc. Perfect for a little stroll and - what might shock you in Italy - it is free of charge. If you walk down via edna, you should pay it a visit.

Thank TacoBellLover
Reviewed 12 July 2017

Nice place for walk and relaxing-best way to escape from the heat. Only minus-a lot of mosquitoes so take a spray with you.

Thank user00user
Reviewed 6 July 2017

This is a great spot as you walk north on Via Etnea. Whilst not like Kew Gardens or Singapore Botanical garden it is nevertheless a most pleasing spot to wander around and you can get a useful plan of the site at the entrance. The...More

Thank DougF45
Reviewed 28 June 2017

Free entry. A short walk up Via Etnea from the Bellini Gardens is the Catania Botanical Gardens. Not a huge area, but very well maintained and a perfect spot to sit in the shade on a hot day. Very interesting plant specimens - especially cacti...More

1  Thank Ken M
Reviewed 17 June 2017 via mobile

Very nice botanic garden with fantastic cactuses, but not only. It is worth to go there especially when it is hot, as you can find a lot of shadow there. This place is good for visitors in each age, there is no entrance fee.

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4 August 2016|
Response from Alex B | Reviewed this property |
I don't know but I don't see why not. It's only a small place, not a massive botanical garden.