Pisa, Luminara San Ranieri

Pisa's Botanical Garden and Museum

Native and exotic plants and medicinal plants


Established in 1591, the botanical museum and garden in Pisa are among the oldest in the world. Only two other botanical institutions, from 1544 and 1563, are older.A "gallery" or "museum of natural science" was opened in the Botanical Garden in the late 1500s, which gathered “works of nature” and many books. In the centuries that followed, the museum fell to decay and was eventually closed. As a result, the objects on displayed were transferred to the Natural Science Museum in Calci. In the late 1700s, a new Botanical Museum was established in the Botanical Garden.The collection is comprised of several objects that were used over the centuries to teach and research botany and similar sciences. Among the noteworthy objects on display is the herbarium, which boasts over 300,000 samples.

Opening hours: Botanical Garden: Monday to Friday, from 8:30am to 5pm; Saturday, from 8:30am to 1pm. Closed on Sunday and public holidays.

The Museum can be visited by appointment only.

Price: Free entrance. For reservations call 0502211316.

Disabled access: Yes, with a guide.

Via Luca Ghini 5
Tel. 050 2211313

E-mail: gpistolesi@biologia.unipi.it

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