What can I see at the Botanical Garden Museum of Rome?

At the Botanical Garden Museum of Rome you will find a very rich variety of plant species coming from all over the world and organized in specific collections. The Botanical Garden covers an area of 12 hectares on the Janiculum slopes and it hosts several collections with over 2500 species. In the Garden there are also numerous archaeological findings, four fountains of unclear origin, two from 1700 (the Tritons’ Fountain and the Eleven Gushing Fountains - the latter is inserted in the Staircase created by architect Fuga as the prospective background of the whole garden). There are also three historic greenhouses (the Corsini Greenhouse, the French Greenhouse and the Monumental Greenhouse).


How long is the visit to the Museum?

The guided tour lasts about 90 minutes, while the practical activities last differently according to the typology.


Where can I buy the tickets?

Tickets can be purchased on-line at this link (soon available), or at the ticket booth before the visit starts, paying in cash or with a card or through bank transfer (the latter mode is possible only for organized groups).


How can I pay for the tickets?

All credit cards are accepted online, while at the ticket booth  it is possible to pay by cash or credit/debit card.


Are there discounts?

Kids from 6 to 11 years, elderly with more than 65 years, and the members of partner institutions pay a reduced rate, while children from 0 to 5 years, visitors with disabilities and their carer, staff and students of Sapienza University enter free of charge. For groups of at least 20 people, the ticket costs 4,00 € per person.


Which are the partner institutions?

John Cabot University, Touring Club Italiano, Fondo Ambiente Italiano.


Is the Museum free on the first Sunday of each month?

No, the ticket must always be paid for.


Is it possible to visit the Museum with a guide?

The Botanical Garden Museum organizes guided tours for every type of school, for groups and associations, so long as the minimum number of participants is at least 10 people. Check the webpage to choose the visit that you prefer.


Can I visit the Museum independently (without a guide)?

Yes, it is possible to visit the Botanical Garden independently, following the rules available on https://web.uniroma1.it/ortobotanico/en/rules-visitors/rules-visitors.


Does the Museum organize practical activities for schools or groups?

The Museum offers a series of practical activities open to every type of school and for groups (of at least 10 participants). Check our webpage to discover all the activities offered.


Is there any supplement on the ticket price for guided tours and practical activities?

Yes, the supplement is of 4,00 € per person for groups from 10 to 19 people, and of 2,00 € per person for groups of at least 20 participants.

On Saturdays and Sundays and during events and exhibitions free guided tours are available upon reservation.


Is a reservation needed to visit the Museum?

It is not necessary to book in order to visit the Museum.

Only guided tours and practical activities need to be reserved by filling out the following form: https://www.ortobotanicodiroma.it/prenotazioni-visite-di-gruppo-o-scolastiche/.


I have purchased a ticket online, but I cannot use it: can I ask for the money back or modify my booking?

You can ask to modify the entrance date by sending an e-mail to info-ortobotanico@uniroma1.it. Refunds are not given.


Does the Museum organize special events?

Yes, the Museum frequently organizes events for adults and children focused on nature and other themes. Discover all the events on our webpage.


Do the events need reservation?

Some events may have a limited access number. Before coming check our news webpage to know the access procedures for the event.


Is there a maximum number of participants for each event?

Some events may have a limited access number. Before coming check our news webpage to know the access procedures for the event.


Is it possible to celebrate birthday parties for kids inside the Museum?

It is not allowed to have birthday parties inside the Museum, but we look forward to your visit and participation to our activities.


Is it possible to have lunch or snack inside the Museum?

Yes, it is allowed to eat inside the Garden with respect towards its history and role. During weekends there is a coffee bar that serves sandwiches and icecream. Only on weekends a dining area with some tables is available.

Inside the Museum there is a vending machine with hot and cold drinks and snacks.


Is there a cloakroom inside the Museum?

No, there is no cloakroom, nor any place for  luggage storage.


Can animals enter the Museum?

It is not allowed to bring animals, with the exception of the guide dogs for the blind.


Which is the closest parking area?

There is paid parking for cars along Lungotevere della Farnesina and there are the paid-for  underground car parks of the Janiculum and of via Giulia.


Is the Garden accessible to wheelchair or strollers?

All paths offer stroller access and some paths are accessible to wheelchairs.

The Tropical Greenhouse, a part of the Garden of “Simple” and the Japanese Garden, the French Greenhouse, the Corsini Greenhouse, the Eleven Fountain Staircase, the Rose Garden and part of the Bamboo area are not accessible.


Is it allowed to take pictures?

Yes, it is allowed to take pictures for personal use, without causing damage or disturb the flora and fauna living in the Garden.


My question is not among the ones listed here, who can I contact?

For further information or doubts you can send an e-mail to info-ortobotanico@uniroma1.it or call 06 49917116.


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