Naples Sights

Orto Botanico

  • Via Foria 223 Map It
  • Carlo III
  • Garden/Arboretum

Published 05/06/2016

Fodor's Review

Founded in 1807 by Joseph Bonaparte and Prince Joachim Murat as an oasis from hectic Naples, this is one of the largest of all Italian botanical gardens, comprising some 30 acres. Nineteenth-century greenhouses and picturesque paths hold an important collection of tree, shrub, cactus, and floral specimens from all over the world. Next to the Orto Botanico, with a 1,200-foot facade dwarfing Piazza Carlo III, is one of the largest public buildings in Europe, the Albergo dei Poveri, built in the 18th and 19th centuries to house the city's destitute and homeless; it's now awaiting an ambitious restoration scheme.

Sight Information

Address:

Via Foria 223, Naples, Campania, 80137, Italy

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Phone:

081-2533937

Sight Details:

  • Free
  • By appointment weekdays 9–2

Published 05/06/2016

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