Chianti Botanical Park and Astronomical Observatory

The Observatory  has the biggest telescope in Tuscany and it’s  also used for meteorological, astronomical and geo-environment observations.
The Observatory is mainly dedicated to learning and educational activities to primary and secondary schools as well as to groups of amateurs, enthusiasts and interested citizens and tourists to environmental matters and, in particular to the knowledge of the sky.


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The Observatory is located within the Botanic Garden where you can admire many herbaceous plants, shrubs and trees premises. Among the herbaceous-shrubby include wild asparagus, wild broom, radicchio, horsetail …
While as regards tree species we have various species of Oaks (oak, downy oak, cerro), ashes, maples…




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