It is possible to visit again after many
years this beatiful historical botanical garden.
Founded in 1543 by the botanist, Luca
Ghini as a University Centre for the study of plantlife, it was originally
located nearer the river and was moved here in 1592 by the Flemish
botanist Giuseppe Casabona.
It's arguably the world's oldest
Inside you can visit its rich collection
of local and exotic species cultivated both in the open and in greenhouses.
In the oldest portion of the gardens
stands a Botanical Institute, whose posterior faįade, completed in
the late 16th C, is decorated in the style of the "grotesque"
with mosaic motifs in ceramic and shells.
Access is from Via L. Ghini, a street
crossing Via Santa Maria. Entrance is free and a guide may be requested
for groups or school parties.
Visiting hours: Mon-Sat 8:00/13:00
050 2215 374 Fax: 050 2215 380 Posta elettronica: firstname.lastname@example.org