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Giardino Rasponi o delle Erbe Dimenticate

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Address: Piazzetta Ragazzini Severino, Ravenna, Italy
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+39 0544 34764
Fee: No

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beautiful small garden

This is a lovely small garden packed with medicinal plants, some you would not think would be more than a pretty plant. All the items have Latin names and their properties. Very... read more

Reviewed 19 October 2016
Brenda H
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Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

This is a lovely small garden packed with medicinal plants, some you would not think would be more than a pretty plant. All the items have Latin names and their properties. Very interesting and the plants have a lovely aroma. Particularly liked seeing the pomegranate trees with the fruit hanging from the branches.

Thank Brenda H
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Reviewed 31 August 2016

Before even entering the gate, I was greeted by the wonderful aroma of rosemary. This little garden is packed with botanical specimen, all labeled with their common (Italian) and Latin names, and their uses. As a keeper corrected me, this is not just a "garden" (giardino) but an "orto botanico".

Thank Robert2835
Athens, Greece
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Reviewed 19 August 2016

We found this place difficult but so pleased we found it.We had read in tripadvisor for this place and we decided not to miss it.An Oasis away from the crowds and heat. Worth spending half an hour to rest.No ticket for the entrance!

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Reviewed 22 May 2016

Entry to the gardens was not very expensive and although it is not an extensive site, I think it was worth a visit. The garden is very pretty with a lovely fountain and the terraces climb until you are looking out over the Piazza San Francesco below. There a fragment of mosaic pavement in the crypt and there was some... More 

Thank IainCDBuckie
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 September 2015

Renovated crypt with small area of floor mosaic. The garden and roof terraces are the sight to see here, which are very quiet contemplative areas to sit and view the bell tower of the nearby Basilica

Thank CateCork
Cincinnati, Ohio
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Reviewed 1 July 2015

This lovely garden specializes in herbs and useful plants. It is a great place to slow down and rest a while before hitting another church.

Thank jimCincinnati_Ohio
Oxford, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 26 June 2015

Found this by chance and so pleased we did. An Oasis away from the crowds and heat. Worth spending half an hour relaxing.

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Hamilton, Canada
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Reviewed 27 November 2013

We found this little herb garden near the Piazza del Popolo quite by accident. It is a wonderfully cared for herb garden that is a great place to sit down and rest for a while if you are walking around Ravenna. There is no fee to enter and it is a shady and quiet place to just take a break... More 

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 13 May 2013

A wonderful oasis in the heart of Ravenna near the cathedral. I spent time here relaxing, reading my kindle between looking at the more obvious sites. The garden is laid out in 4 sections planted with herbs and other fragrant plants, with a fountain in the centre. I think the music came from a shop where it looked as if... More 

Thank AngelaJ77
Cardiff UK
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Reviewed 24 January 2013

The Rasponi gardens are quite small and simple but I really enjoyed spending an hour in their shade on a hot day. Good loos! Nice view from the upper stages. Good place to sit and read or write postcards on a hot day! The medicinal garden we found by chance; quite charming!

Thank ChrissyCardiffUK

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