The world's third oldest botanical garden, with more than 5,000 plants

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University Botanical Garden

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A park of more than two hectares (five acres) on the outskirts of the city, the Orto Botanico dell'Università di Bologna located near Via Zamboni harbours more than 5,000 plants from some of the world's most diverse ecosystems. In fact, the world's third oldest botanical garden (opened 1568), it's become among the most important, as well as a major botanical/biological research facility. If you can visit in the spring, even better.

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