The botanical garden of Naples is one of the most beautiful and envied structures in the city. It has a large extension and a strong historical presence. It preserves about 9000 plant species and almost 25000 specimens. Let's discover its beauties together.
Among its attractions, Naples counts as one of the most beautiful botanical gardens in all of Italy. The botanical garden of Naples, also known as the Royal Botanical Garden, due to its royal origin, hosts specimens of species now extinct in nature or the wild ancestors of many of the current fruit plants that are indispensable for dealing with any climate change.
The history of the botanical garden of Naples
The botanical garden was built in the area owned by some religious groups and was built in 1807 on commission by Giuseppe Bonaparte. The entire plant is the work of several architects: Giuliano de Fazio and Gaspare Maria Paoletti, who took care of the upper and lower parts of the garden respectively.
The shape of the botanical garden
The Botanical Garden of Naples is divided according to different thematic gardens that create paths that intersect with each other: the systematic, ecological and ethnobotanical one. From desert plants to poisonous ones or those mentioned in the Bible there are many sectors and experimental fields between which a garden entirely dedicated to the blind.
The botanical garden is immersed in the Neapolitan city area and it almost seems like a daydream when you find yourself in front of an expanse of greenery in the middle of the city. The botanical garden of Naples is one of the largest and richest in Italy and is a place to visit absolutely a stone's throw from the historic centre. In fact, the botanical garden is located near Piazza Carlo III at the beginning of Via Foria, a few steps from the Archaeological Museum of Naples.
If you are attracted by nature and history, the botanical garden area is truly intriguing for a stay in Naples. If you are interested in experiencing this piece of the city, I cannot help but recommend the bed and breakfast LH51, a beautiful place to spend your time in the city.
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