Botanical Garden


The Botanical Garden is open every day from 09.00 to 18.30 including holidays. 

The origins of the Botanical Garden of Rome date back to the papacy of Nicolò III (1277-1280) with the establishment of a Pomerium or Verziere, the progenitor of the long series of Vatican gardens within which the Botanical Garden was developed. 
In 1660 Pope Alexander VII did his utmost to ensure that the University had its own Botanical Garden, detached from that of the Vatican and the seat was established in an area behind the Pauline Fountain on the Gianicolo.


In 1820, the Botanical Garden was moved to the garden of Palazzo Salviati to the Lungara and, in 1873, after Italy unification, it was moved to the garden of the former convent of San Lorenzo in via Panisperna. Its final arrangement in the garden of Palazzo Corsini dates back to 1883, when the property passed to the state, with the commitment of building the headquarters of the Accademia dei Lincei. The Botanical Garden, which develops in the archaeological area of the Terme di Settimio Severo and his son Geta, is characterized by architectural objects of considerable interest. It houses collections of plant species in greenhouses and outdoors of high value (many rare or endangered species) as well as monumental trees.

You find a link to the museum website to the right.



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