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Orto Botanico

Via Irnerio 42, 40126 Bologna, Italy
+39 051 209 1325
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Not up to scratch

Feeling the need for some open green spaces after the closed-in red-brick streets of the city, we... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Kevin P
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Ferndown, United Kingdom
Give it a miss

Even if it's free to enter, I think Bologna has much better to offer than this botanical... read more

Reviewed 11 February 2018
Resiak85
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Redhill, United Kingdom
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  • Excellent18%
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  • Average22%
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2 days ago
“Not up to scratch”
11 Feb 2018
“Give it a miss”
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Via Irnerio 42, 40126 Bologna, Italy
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+39 051 209 1325
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Feeling the need for some open green spaces after the closed-in red-brick streets of the city, we set off for the Orto Botanico. What a disappointment - mostly weeds and some untidy grassy areas, with a tiny hothouse and unkempt flower beds. The only thing...More

Thank Kevin P
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Reviewed 11 February 2018

Even if it's free to enter, I think Bologna has much better to offer than this botanical garden. Being winter time we were expecting anything special already but it still managed to disappoint us. The main greenhouse was closed as it seems thieves used to...More

Thank Resiak85
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Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

For those that follow my reviews you know I like to visit botanical gardens. Located in a walkable distance from the city centre on the university campus, the garden is small and needs a lot of work but has potential if invested in. They don't...More

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Reviewed 28 September 2016

This botanical garden is part of the University of Bologna, but not a patch on the great botanical gardens associated with some British universities such as Cambridge. On the other hand it is free so worth a visit if you have time to kill.

1  Thank OandA-London
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Reviewed 23 July 2016

We took a walk to the gardens which are free to enter and on a day when it was 38' the trees gave lovely shade. The gardens aren't huge, we spent an hour and a half walking them. Some really interesting trees and shrubs, we...More

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Reviewed 24 August 2015

Small but nice botanical garden worth walking in if you visited the Museum of Mineralogy and other places near the university.

1  Thank incahueca
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Reviewed 12 June 2015

It was a long walk to get there no good if your a wheel chair user you can't get through the gate he had to get out of the chair and collapse the chair to get in! It's a very sad and neglected lots of...More

Thank Dryws D
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Reviewed 31 August 2013

I love to visit gardens but the was very disappointing, not worth a visit. There are many other places to visit before you consider visiting this.

1  Thank Traveller1939
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Reviewed 23 August 2012

Whenever I visit a major city I make a beeline for the botanic gardens, as they are often beautiful, exotic and tranquil places to visit. This year there has been a major drought in Bologna, so I'm sure the gardens have suffered because of it,...More

4  Thank indigox
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