The Orto Botanico was created by Giuseppe Bonaparte, the king of Naples and brother of Napoleon, during the brief French domination at the start of the 19th century. The scientific park has reconstructions of various environmental habitats and greenhouses in which different micro-climates are recreated. The monumental, Neo-Classical glass-house displays interesting herbariums and a specialized library. Today, the Botanical Garden is annexed to the Faculty of Science of the University Studi Federico II and visits are available by reservation only. Entry is free.
- Open Hours: Monday to Friday from 09:00 AM to 02:00 PM
Attractions & Landmarks, Parks, Gardens & Cemeteries
- Nearest Train: Cavour