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Orto Botanico "Giardino dei Semplici"

€3 - €6
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The Botanical Gardens of Florence were founded on December 1st, 1545, when Grand Duke Cosimo dei Medici purchased the land from the Dominican sisters. The orchard that was known with the name of "Giardino dei Semplici", because of the fact that it was used to cultivate and raise medicinal plants, is the third oldest botanical garden in the world after those of Padua and Pisa.

The Gardens currently take up an area of 2.39 hectars, divided into smaller and larger avenues. The structure also has its own greenhouses and hot houses for the cultivation of special plants. The vegetable patrimony is formed by over 5,000 examples with several very old trees, some of which, such as the Taxus baccata, planted by Micheli himself around 1720, a very large cork oak planted in 1805 and never stripped, several examples of Coniferae like the Araucaria, Torreya, Sequoia and a beautiful example of Metasequoia glytostroboides, a species originally known as fossil and rediscovered in China only in 1941.

10:00 - 19:00

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Contact details

  • Name: Orto Botanico "Giardino dei Semplici"
  • Address: Via Pier Antonio Micheli, 3 - 50121 - Florence - Italie
  • Phone: (39) 055 275 7402



Getting there

  • By bus : lignes n°7, 10, 14, 19, 20, 23, 25, 31

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