Skip menu

Minerva Garden

Overview

Salerno's green heart between history, medicine and educational activities

The marvellous Minerva's Garden is a must-see for anyone visiting the city of Salerno. This large botanical garden in the historic centre has a long history that dates back to the Middle Ages, when it was used for teaching purposes by the students of the Scuola Medica Salernitana, the oldest medical university in the world. 

Today, after lengthy restoration work that began in 2000, Salerno can boast one of the most elegant and evocative botanical gardens in the world, in stairways and terraces where the many plants and botanical species coexist with the ancient architectural elements that have re-emerged from the excavations.

The Minerva Garden is also the venue for exhibitions and events aimed at spreading and sharing the knowledge of the Medical School. In addition to guided tours, it is possible to participate in botany workshops such as one on recycling food waste, one dedicated to the world of seeds and one focusing on Matteo Silvatico's ancient method of studying plants, which revolutionised the history of botany.

Hours

Sunday
09:30 am-08:00 pm
Monday
Closed
Tuesday - Saturday
09:30 am-08:00 pm
Minerva Garden

Vicolo Ferrante Sanseverino, n° 1, 84121 Salerno SA, Italia

Call +39089252423 Website

Related articles

Accommodation
green agritourisms  in campania

7 green agritourisms in Campania for the perfect combination of eco-sustainability and food

Sport
Campania: exciting panoramic flights over the Paestum archaeological park or Mount Vesuvius

Campania: exciting panoramic flights over the Paestum archaeological park or Mount Vesuvius

Nature
Campania Parks: sustainable tourism in the region's protected areas

Campania Parks: sustainable tourism in the region's protected areas

Spirituality
san-cono-piazza-destination

Saint Cono yearly celebration

Leisure
Campania, Cilento in flight: between the sky, land and sea

Campania, Cilento in flight: between the sky, land and sea

Sea
4 reasons to choose the Amalfi Coast in winter

The Amalfi Coast in winter: 4 excellent reasons to visit

Sea
Punta Campanella bewitched by the sirens of Ulysses

Punta Campanella bewitched by the sirens of Ulysses

UNESCO
614626686

The Amalfi Coast: a hypnotic view of the cobalt blue sea

UNESCO
Cilento, between unspoilt beaches, wild nature and charming hamlets

Cilento, between unspoilt beaches, wild nature and charming hamlets

Spirituality
auletta-ruderi-tanagro-destination

The Feast of San Donato from Auletta

Islands
Procida: a crossroads of experiences for all the senses

Procida: a crossroads of experiences for all the senses

Food and wine
history of the san marzano tomato campania

The Campania region by way of Gino Sorbillo’s pizza

Art and culture
Campania: postcard-perfect sea and dizzying flavours

Campania: postcard-perfect sea and dizzying flavours

Mountain
View of Naples and Vesuvius from above

Travelling to the mountains from Naples: here's where to go

Tours and experiences
palace of caserta seen from above

Naples-Caserta, travel like a king

Cultural cities
Naples, an enchanting city of sea and culture

Naples, an enchanting city of sea and culture

Historical sites
At the Queen Giovanna Baths for a dip in a corner of paradise

At the Queen Giovanna Baths for a dip in a corner of paradise

Cultural cities
A 10.000-step itinerary around the centre of Naples

A 10.000-step itinerary around the centre of Naples

Cultural cities
2 days in Naples: the itinerary

2 days in Naples: the itinerary

Food and wine
napoli-pizza-una-lunga-storia-d-amore

Naples and pizza, the infamous love story

Ops! An error occurred while sharing your content. Please accept profiling cookies to share the page.