Orto Botanico

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Orto Botanico information

Padua , Italy
Via dell'Orto Botanico 15
+390 49 827 21 19
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adult/reduced €4/3
Opening hours
9am-1pm & 3-7pm Apr-Oct, 9am-1pm Mon-Sat Nov-Mar
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South of Piazza del Santo, a Unesco World Heritage Site is growing. Padua’s Orto Botanico was planted in 1545 by Padua University’s medical faculty to study the medicinal properties of rare plants, and served as a clandestine Resistance meeting headquarters in WWII. The oldest tree in here is nicknamed ‘Goethe’s palm’; it was planted in 1585 and mentioned by the great German writer in his Voyage in Italy .