The Orto Botanico dell'Università di Roma "La Sapienza", also known as the Orto Botanico di Roma, is a botanical garden operated by the Sapienza University of Rome and located at Largo Cristina di Svezia 24, Rome, Italy. It is open Monday through Saturday, but closed entirely in August; an admission fee is charged.The garden was established on this site in 1883, although it is the successor to the Papal Botanical Gardens going back to the Renaissance. It is sited on the slopes of the Janiculum overlooking the 17th-century Palazzo Corsini, which was from 1659-1689 the residence of Queen Christina of Sweden, now the headquarters of the Accademia dei Lincei. Part of the current Botanical Garden used to be the private garden of the Palazzo Corsini. After the Palace became property of the Italian state, they were merged with the existing Papal gardens to create the current lay-out.Today the garden contains more than 3,000 species, with a Japanese garden, bamboo groves, and a Giardino dei Semplici . Noteworthy specimens include Cedrus deodara, Dasylirion glaucophyllum and Dasylirion acrotrichum, Erythrina crista-galli, and Liquidambar orientalis. There are several greenhouses containing a significant collection of cacti, as well as bonsai, carnivorous plants, and tropical plants including euphorbia and orchids.Use our Rome online trip itinerary planner to add Orto Botanico di Roma and other attractions to your Rome vacation plans.
Orto Botanico di Roma Reviews
This garden has seen better days and our first impression was the apparent lack of maintenance along the pathways, borders and open areas. On the other hand, our visit was in January. However, the..... more »
We visited on our last day in Rome, because we had checked everything else and we were looking for a quiet spot. It wasn't bad, but it is not a spectacular garden. There are a few areas you can... more »
Absolutely the most beautiful Park I have ever been to. The Plants are so beautiful and well cared for. There's tropical birds flying through the trees( I guess Parrots of some kind). The park is perfect for Tourist interested in Biology but it is also perfect for relaxing/ learning or reading a book. The view from the top of the Hill is also breathtaking. Theres also a statue of a guy that looks awesome. It's my favorite park I have ever been to. I would recommend this park to anyone who's looking for a spot to relax and let the mind wonder. Or to anyone who likes to learn about plant life typically for Roman climate.
It’s a lovely spot. They could be superb botanical gardens but they’re not well kept and maintained. Still, they’re worth a wander as Therese some nice things and if only to escape the hectic built environment for a while. The trees, shrubs and infrastructure are all struggling a bit here. Many are not properly kept or marked. Clearly they’re short of funds here as is the city itself which is also batting a bit with broken roads, paving and other infrastructure issues. It’s a great city. Let’s hope they direct some more funds to help improve these vital public facilities.
Plan your trip to Rome
Get a personalized planA complete day-by-day itinerary
based on your preferences
Customize itRefine your plan. We'll find the
best routes and schedules
Book itChoose from the best hotels
and activities. Up to 50% off
Manage itEverything in one place.
Everyone on the same page.
Popular things to do in Rome
See all ›
See all ›
Hidden gems in Rome
See all ›
Nearby attractions in Rome
Plans to Orto Botanico di Roma by other users
60 days in Rome BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES January, culture, relaxing, romantic, shopping, extra fast, popular & hidden gems Preferences: January, culture, relaxing, romantic, shopping Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Extra fast 58 days in Italy BY A USER FROM NETHERLANDS January, culture, historic sites, museums, wildlife, fast-paced, popular sights Preferences: January, culture, historic sites, museums, wildlife Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Fast-paced 4 days in Rome SEE PLAN February, popular sights Preferences: February Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 8 days in Rome BY A USER FROM CANADA April, culture, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, shopping, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems Preferences: April, culture, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, shopping Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Slow & easy 31 days in Paris, Milan & Rome BY A USER FROM PORTUGAL March, relaxing, romantic, extra slow, hidden gems Preferences: March, relaxing, romantic Attraction style: Hidden gems Pace: Extra slow 29 days in Europe BY A USER FROM CANADA May, popular & hidden gems Preferences: May Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium