The Orto botanico di Pisa, also known as the Orto Botanico dell'Università di Pisa, is a botanical garden operated by the University of Pisa, and located at via Luca Ghini 5, Pisa, Italy.
The garden was established in 1544 under Cosimo I de' Medici as the first university botanical garden in Europe, and entrusted to the famous botanist Luca Ghini of Imola. In 1563 the garden was relocated from its original riverside location to one near the convent of Santa Marta, and in 1591 again moved to its third and current location. From these early times, the garden has contained a gallery of natural objects, a library, and portraits of its directors throughout the centuries. It also includes one of the earliest iron-framed hothouses built in Italy.
Oct - Mar:
Mon - Sat: 9 am - 5 pm
Sun: 9 am - 1 pm
Apr - Sep:
Daily: 8:30 am - 8 pm
Closed: Jan 1 and 6, May 1, Aug 15, Dec 25
Full ticket: € 4
Reduced ticket: € 2 (aged 6 to 18 years)
Children under 6, Seniors (65+): free
Groups: € 3.50 / person (including entry and guided tour)
The guided tour must be booked at least two weeks in advance.
Official website http://www.sma.unipi.it/it/orto-e-museo-botanico.html
Phone +39 050 2211316
Address Via Luca Ghini 5, 56126 Pisa, Tuscany, Italy
Coordinates 43°43'11.825" N 10°23'46.455" E