Friday, Nov. 20, 12.20 am – 5 pm
Meeting point: 12.20 am in front of S. Lucia Train Station (on the stairs)
The Orto Botanico di Padova is a botanical garden in Padua, in the northeastern part of Italy. Founded in 1545 by the Venetian Republic, it is the world’s oldest academic botanical garden that is still in its original location.
The garden, affiliated with the University of Padua, currently covers roughly 22,000 square meters, and is known for its special collections and historical design.
At present, the Botanical Garden allows for intensive didactic activity as well as important research to be conducted on its grounds. It also cares for the preservation of many rare species. In 1997, it was listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site on the following grounds:
“The Botanical Garden of Padua is the original of all botanical gardens throughout the world, and represents the birth of science, of scientific exchanges, and understanding of the relationship between nature and culture. It has made a profound contribution to the development of many modern scientific disciplines, notably botany, medicine, chemistry, ecology and pharmacy.”
The visit is compulsory for students attending the courses Training in UNESCO World Heritage Studies.
Due to limited number of seats, the visit is reserved to students attending one of the above mentioned classes; for them, the cost of the visits is covered by VIU. (In case there will be places available, the visit will be open to all courses.)