Cesare Bicchi Botanical Museum

The Cesare Bicchi Botanical Museum is located in the historic center of Lucca. The botanical garden was founded in 1820 by Maria Luisa di Borbone and includes hundreds of different species and plants. The will of Maria Luisa of Bourbon was to create a garden dedicated to the study and use of medicinal plants for pharmacies and hospitals. In 1813, the Faculty of Medicine was founded for the study of the plants present and the University was reorganized with the most refined teaching tools. The botanical garden has a remarkable variety of trees and shrubs, especially exotic ones. Of great interest is the cedar of Lebanon, planted in 1822, represents the most important tree and symbol of the Garden. The Cesare Bicchi Botanical Museum was founded in 1985 and collects herbariums including algae, mushrooms, citrus fruits and other species. The museum was created to support the botanical garden and host part of the collection. The Museum was named after Cesare Bicchi, a well-known botanist from Lucca. The collection has recently been expanded with a mycological section, with plaster models and agricultural machinery in wood and metal.

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Via del Giardino Botanico, 14
55100 Lucca


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