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Orto Botanico dell'Universita di Catania

Open Now: 9:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Open today: 9:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
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Beautiful public gardens

The botanical gardens at Catania are very beautiful and tranquil. We spent around two hours or so... read more

Reviewed October 28, 2018
Mak1988
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London
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Free access to beautiful garden

This medium sized city botanical garden offers free access to several sections like the Sicilian... read more

Reviewed September 27, 2018
Anfrist
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Bucharest, Romania
via mobile
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Reviewed October 28, 2018 via mobile

The botanical gardens at Catania are very beautiful and tranquil. We spent around two hours or so looking through the amazing selection of cacti, trees, local sicilian plants and exotic plants found in greenhouses. All this for free. Definitely worth the visit.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Mak1988
Reviewed September 27, 2018 via mobile

This medium sized city botanical garden offers free access to several sections like the Sicilian one or cactuses. The plants are well taken care of and nicely labeled. The toilets were very clean even at closing time

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 26, 2018

Very nice place if you need some relaxing in the city. This might be a good place for a picnic, if food is allowed.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank 982saaral
Reviewed August 4, 2018

We found Orto Botanico by chance, exploring Catania city. First surprise-it's free. It's very well maintained. Enjoyed there very much.

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed July 21, 2018

these well-cared-for gardens are an oasis in the city. the exotic and eclectic variety of plants creates a unified atmosphere that transports your mind to a peaceful place.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank cath t
Reviewed July 7, 2018 via mobile

We were doing Sicily on a budget and this was a lovely spot to spend some time on a very hot day in the shade. The map is out of date and there was a little area that was being renovated but that did not...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank ringtail2015
Reviewed June 14, 2018 via mobile

Catania’s Orto Botanico was a quiet and cool oasis in the middle of the hustle and bustle of the city. It is not too big that you are intimidated, but not too small either. Plants and flower beds are well-labeled. There are several fountains with...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank lauri5
Reviewed May 31, 2018

Beautiful gardens just off Via Etnae. Very interesting plants and flowers. Very cool and pleasant to wander around in the shade of fantastic giant palm trees and other huge specimens. Entry was free.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Michael H
Reviewed May 9, 2018

This place is simply gorgeous, a hidden gem. Stroll around and enjoy the planting, the herbs, the trees, the cacti which are pretty spectacular. Loved it! Oh, and it's free.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank kf1102
Reviewed April 6, 2018 via mobile

Nice to just wander round and enjoy the plants, trees and sounds of the birds & rustling leaves. Impressive cactus collection. Free entry (and WC).

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Andrew M
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Yes, it is open year-round. From April to October, it opens 9:00 - 19:00. From November to March it opens 9:00-17:00.
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