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Museo di Storia Naturale, Orto Botanico “Giardino dei Semplici”

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A small but well tended Botanical garden

We had met the director of this small, but well tended Botanical garden in the States. The plants... read more

Reviewed 7 August 2018
daanddo
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Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania
It's just okay

Walking around Florence can take a lot of energy to today my friend and I decided we wanted to... read more

Reviewed 14 July 2018
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Reviewed 8 September 2018

This museum/garden is a very well looked after, small, botanical collection right in the centre of Florence, and worth a visit if you're interested in plants, and in need of a peaceful interlude. We spent a very happy hour there on a recent visit to...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 7 August 2018

We had met the director of this small, but well tended Botanical garden in the States. The plants are mostly identified and the gardens range from medicinal plants (Tuscan, oriental and European) , to many types of citrus, carnivorous plants, cacti, food plants, poisonous plants,...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 14 July 2018 via mobile

Walking around Florence can take a lot of energy to today my friend and I decided we wanted to relax somewhere and escape the hustle and bustle of the city and all the crowds. We walked around the garden and saw some lovely trees and...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Gráinne N
Reviewed 26 June 2018 via mobile

I decided to go to Florence spontaneously and didn’t have the money/reservations to see any of the popular museums or gardens and cans across this place. It’s only 3€ so it’s not a waste of money and the plants and few flowers that are there...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 11 June 2018

If you want to do something different in Florence and need to rest your brain a little after gazing at the wonderful art, this is the place to visit. It is a real break from all the hustle and bustle of the busy city and...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed 6 May 2018

I have to say that I have been to this garden 4 times in 15 years and every time the staff have been extremely rude. Today I went and offered my identity card, with a cheery smile and a 'buon giorno!' as I am now...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Brian K
Reviewed 27 April 2018

We came across this while walking around Florence and its such a great place to easily reach in the centre of town to relax and see the species they have collected.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Dave L
Reviewed 21 April 2018

As others have noted, this is a teaching garden. We found it small and pleasant, but if your time in Florence is limited, this location would be better suited to people who are looking for sites when they've finished their wish lists.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank MeandHeTravel
Reviewed 11 April 2018

We visited off season (early April) so we were not expecting to see much in bloom. In any event I believe this is a teaching/education garden rather than a floral park, so perhaps the interest is more academic. That said, it is a very pleasant...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank leonard m
Reviewed 18 August 2017

I actually visited in late May 2016 (the page gave me no choice to write that in), and obviously it matters , with growing plants, when to visit a botanical garden. I found everything well tended , vibrant and colorful, both indoor displays and outdoor....More

Date of experience: September 2016
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