This medical/botanical garden was a little jewel tucked away about the old city. Multi leveled, it was educational and provided gorgeous views of the city and waterfront.
This is one of the first botanic garden in Europe. It has been recently restored and you can spend a nice half a day there. The view of Salerno you get from there is just gorgeous. Besides, in the garden there is a nice place where you can enjoy an astonishing variety of herbal teas.
As being originally founded as a botinical garden for the medical university in Salerno this is one of the oldest botanical gardens in europe. Next to this the view is very nice :-)
Really wanted to see this attraction, but when we arrived we were told the lift wasn't working so not to go..... Very disappointed as it will probably be the last time in Salerno..
We are very sorry that you have not visited the Garden. Unfortunately, the elevator will be under maintenance for a month. On the site (www.giardinodellaminerva.it) there are published other alternative pedestrian routes. More
The lovely ladies that ran the B&B we stayed at recommend this place. Although there are signs it's definitely not right off a main road and we were happy they showed us the way. It's basically an ancient garden with all kinds of herbs and plants. We were there in December and it was a little chilly and overcast but... More
A small-scale, unique and very romantic place, perched high in the Upper Old Town well hidden away in a tiny alley off the Via Tasso with its grand, dilapidated palazzi. The staff are learned and very helpful, the plants unique and the signing refers back to Ancient Greek understanding of botany, the Garden being an extraordinary survivor from the 12-13th... More
Gardens very small but beautiful. Tisanery incredible, I ended up having three cups of tea they were so good. Mint, liquorice and rosemary, wow!! Lovely shop as well selling local produce e.g. honey and chocolate.
Giardino della Minerva is quite a find in the city of Salerno. We strolled through the old town and found this amazing garden filled with medicinal herbs and flowers. A wonderful botanical garden created in the 12th century. The complex watering system is composed of channels pools and fountains fed from springs and the fish ponds are a delight. Orange... More
It was a pretty small venue and took only about 20 minutes for a walk through. Also they were out of English language pamphlets explaining the different plants/areas.
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