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Official Tourist Information Site of Imola's Area

Luca Ghini (1490 - 1556)


He was a botanical scientist who highly contributed in the scientific analysis of plants in a period when the use of plants for medical use oscillated between magical rituals and official cures.

In 1539 he became professor at the University of Bologna, and his fame rose to such a point that he was asked by Cosimo I dei Medici to transfer to Pisa where he started the first university botanical garden, which soon became famous throughout Europe.

Thanks to his studies in Pisa he wrote the first 'Index Seminum' of the history of botanical science.

Come arrivare nella località
Info on the tourist location

IAT - Tourist Information Office Municipality of Imola

Galleria Centro Cittadino

via Emilia 135 - 40026 Imola (BO)

Tel: +39 0542 602207; Fax: +39 0542 602141


Opening times: Monday to Friday 8.30am-1.00pm; Tuesday also 3.00pm-6.00pm;

Saturday 8.30am-12.30am
Late night openings on Sundays and holidays during major events in the city.


Last update: 21-10-2013