The Lorenzo Lota Botanical Garden is located on the Colle Aperto in the Upper Town. It can be considered as an outdoor naturalistic laboratory where it is possible to admire a vast selection of exotic and indigenous plants. The garden was named after Lorenzo Rota, a well-known physician and botanist who was the first to speak of the flora present in the province of Bergamo. In addition to 10,000 samples and 50,000 exiccata collected by him are kept inside the garden. The Botanical Garden was inaugurated in 1972 by Luciano Malachini, scholar and enthusiast of natural sciences, and by Guido Isneghi, aerotechnician and connoisseur of the local flora. The botanical garden gives the visitor the opportunity to get to know different botanical species: carnivorous, aquatic and medicinal. There is also a greenhouse dedicated to succulent plants. An exceptional gem is the wonderful view towards the Orobic Prealps with the Upper Town in the background. Educational services are at the center of educational activities aimed at children and families as a method of socializing and aggregation, thanks to the methods of interactive involvement.

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Scaletta Colle Aperto
24129 Bergamo

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