Orto Botanico

sights / Parks & gardens

Orto Botanico information

Location
Milan , Italy
Address
Via Brera 28
Getting there
Metro: Montenapoleone
More information
www.brera.unimi.it
Opening hours
9am-noon & 2-5pm Mon-Fri, 10am-4pm Sat Sep, Oct & Feb-Jun, 9am-12.30pm Mon-Fri, 10am-4pm Sat Nov-Jan & Jul-Aug
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Maria Teresa had the towering gingko planted here in 1777, when she turned the former Jesuit vegetable patch into an open-air lecture hall for budding botanists (the wunderkind of the Enlightenment). This fragrant, walled garden is still filled with medicinal plants and is a pleasant place for a stroll.