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Parco Archeologico Botanico del Paradiso e Museo Archeologico della Valchiavenna

Via IV Novembre, 23022 Chiavenna, Italy
+39 0343 32156
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Great Garden, Great Views

Nice garden with an entrance of only 3 Euros. Brings a nice bit history to the small... read more

Reviewed 14 November 2015
Credz
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London, United Kingdom
Beautiful Gardens

We found this attraction by accident and what a wonderful surprise. The admission price of 3 euros... read more

Reviewed 18 June 2014
Somerferg
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There are many attractions justifing a visit to the "Paradiso" botanical-archaeological park. On the two craggy hills, linked by easy paths, you will flnd:• distinctive environmental features, the unusual geo-morphology of the over-hanging rock that has been excavated by glacial exaration;• botanical variety: flowers and plants, including rare species and exotic vegetation;• various archaeological and historical remains - the ruins of the wall and fortress (already documented in 995). There is also the Caùrga (an ollare stone quarry from Roman times that was later re-established for defensive purposes and shows clear evidence of ancient excavations), artistic and architectural articles made from ollare stone, and floors in "botòn" (discarded pieces of the same stone).• at Torrione the naturalist section of the Valchiavenna museum, with exhibitions of minerals and fauna, illustrating the natural environment of the valley. Besides all this, interesting landscapes appear from the paths, presenting different views of the town below (with its historical centre, the San Lorenzo complex, and the natural rock-cellars of the Pratogiano area) and of the surrounding villages and valleys.
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13 Nov 2015
“Great Garden, Great Views”
18 Jun 2014
“Beautiful Gardens”
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 12:00, 14:00 - 18:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Via IV Novembre, 23022 Chiavenna, Italy
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Reviewed 14 November 2015

Nice garden with an entrance of only 3 Euros. Brings a nice bit history to the small town. Would recommend for couples.

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Reviewed 18 June 2014

We found this attraction by accident and what a wonderful surprise. The admission price of 3 euros is the best value in Chiavenna. It is a cross between an open air museum full of interesting statues, fireplaces, millstones and other pieces of Italian history all...More

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Reviewed 14 September 2013

This is an odd sort of attraction, not a lot of particulars to describe but a very pleasant way to spend an hour. It is located on a crag at the southwest corner of Chiavenna. The crag is split into two parts by a huge...More

2  Thank David C
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