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Orto Botanico

Via Irnerio, 42 - 40126 Bologna (BO)

Phone +39 051 2091325 ; +39 051 2091299

Reference maps: B- 5

Date of last update: 09/05/2016, 16:58

The Botanical Garden of the University of Bologna is one of the oldest in Italy. It was founded in 1568 on the initiative of Ulisse Aldrovandi (1522-1605). After several transfers found its permanent home in Via Irnerio, a short distance from Via Zamboni.

The  total area is about two hectares and on it have grown more than five thousand specimens of native and exotic plants.

The greenhouses are three: two contain tropical plants (mostly  ferns, orchids, bromeliads and trees of interest in food), the third  houses a collection of succulents. Other sectors include  medicinal plants, ornamental area, the forest.  


The Botanical Garden is part of the University Museum System Alma Mater Studiorum University of Bologna - SMA

by bus: lines and timetables on the website www.tper.it

by car: Ring road exits  N. 8/8bis-9 e 10 direction city center

Monday to Friday: 8.30 am - 3.30 pm; Saturday:  8.30 am - 1 pm. Closed: Sunday and holidays.