The Botanical Garden of Naples was founded at the beginning of the 19th century at a time when this city was dominated by the French. They carried out a plan which had been originally conceived by Ferdinand IV of Borbone and was prevented from being accomplished by a revolution in 1799.
The research done by the Botanical Garden is principally the study of the macro and micromorphological characteristics of some groups of plants for example : cycadales and orchidaceae, ethnobotanical researches in rural areas of central and southern Italy and the analysing of vegetable fossils from geographical sites in the Campania region.
Furthermore it is clear that the collections of the Botanical Garden represent a reservoir of vegetal substances used for studies purposes by researchers in the Plant Biology Section of the Department of Biological Science..
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How to find usNaples Botanical Garden is situated in the historical centre of the city along Foria street near Palazzo Fuga.
Orto Botanico di Napoli, Via Foria 223 - 80139 Napoli Italia
Parking in the area is very limited and we encourage you to visit the Garden via public transport.
Naples Central Station is in Garibaldi Square. From the exit:
•it is 20 minute walk to Botanical Garden (Google walking route) or take the bus 203 or 254 at the stop in front of Garibaldi Statue;
•by underground (Line 2 heading Pozzuoli, stop at Cavour), then 15 minutes walk heading Carlo III square or take the bus 201 and C47.
(I recommend this one ).
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