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We were doing Sicily on a budget and this was a lovely spot to spend some time on a very hot day in the shade.
The map is out of date and there was a little area that was being renovated but that did not...More
Catania’s Orto Botanico was a quiet and cool oasis in the middle of the hustle and bustle of the city. It is not too big that you are intimidated, but not too small either. Plants and flower beds are well-labeled. There are several fountains with...More
Free entrance! You are provided an excellent guide to the 1600 sq. m. garden upon entrance. The plants are well labeled. The university's Department of Biological, Geological and Environmental Sciences maintains this garden. It features succulents, palms, and Sicilian wild plants. There is a hothouse...More
Nice walk in shaded areas to take a break from the sun and the heat. Not a large area so only 30-45 minutes needed. Admission is free. Just a lovely location to take a cooling break in the middle of the city. Totally self paced...More
If you are somewhere nearby (via Etnea) just take a quick glance on Botanical Garden. Entrance is for free, it is not a big area, but you may see some different types of palm trees and pretty impressive collection of succulents (cactuses etc.). Nice place...More