Images of Italy
Italy home Accommodation Airports Travel & transport Italy map Planning a trip Language Tours & packages Discover Italy
Destinations: Where to go in Italy & what to do there Holiday ideas: Itineraries, seaside resorts, islands, the best hotels ... Special interest: Activities, spas, art, cruises, events ...

Rome Venice Florence Sicily Amalfi Coast Italian Lakes Cinque Terre Tuscany Milan Verona Sorrento Puglia Sardinia More places


Orto Botanico - Botanic Garden

Rome's botanic gardens are located in Trastevere, between the Gianicolo (Janiculum) hill and the Tiber. They offer an attractive and varied environment for a stroll or a rest, although there is an entrance fee.

Orto Botanico

The Orto Botanico was once the garden of Palazzo Corsini, the imposing adjacent mansion which belonged to various notables over the years, including Queen Christina of Sweden. Since the late nineteenth century the garden has belonged to Rome University.

The garden is large and varied, with a huge array of species. Some plants are cared for in greenhouses, others thrive on the surprisingly wild upper slopes. Decayed fountains, ponds and staircases give a very Roman air of past grandeur, although there is nothing faded about the colourful trees and flowers.

The Orto Botanico is located on Via Corsini in Trastevere (off Via della Lungara). The garden is open Monday - Saturday, and there is an entrance fee.

On this site

Tourist attractions


Read Blog Instagram
Italy Heaven © Copyright Tourist Heaven Limited
This site provides tourist and visitor information for Italy, from Piemonte to Sicily. Designed for travellers from around the world who want to plan a trip, take a holiday, book accommodation in Italy, or just learn more about the country: its geography, art, football, culture and entertainment options.