Stories of rediscovered gardens, medicinal plants and ancient spice houses

Animated visit for families with children at Palazzo Venezia

Ornament, remedy, aroma: the study and care of plants is a constitutive element of human societies. At Palazzo Venezia, in the heart of Rome, you can walk in the shade of palm trees and magnolias, among the box hedges of a magnificent 19th-century garden, to discover ornamental plants from the four corners of the world. Plants that have inspired the history of art and plants that have embodied myths and legends. A garden in which men of letters, artists and musicians have wandered over the last three centuries. 

From the exploration of the garden and its secret botany, the tour continues into the collections of the Palazzo Venezia Museum, where you will find an ancient apothecary's shop, rare testimony to the world of women's monasteries in the 17th century: dozens of splendid blue majolica vases that allow you to rediscover ancient herbalist and apothecary practices.

An itinerary that leads from ornamental to medicinal plants, reconstructing a composite herbarium full of stories. The visit combines storytelling with creative activities to be carried out along the route and allows visitors to rediscover practices, knowledge and traditions linked to the promotion of a culture of sustainability.

WHEN: 24 and 25 September
TIME: 11:00 a.m, 4:00 p.m.

WHERE: Palazzo Venezia
MEETING POINT: Palazzo Venezia ticket office on via del Plebiscito 118