Arte Italia celebrates “The Year of Italian Culture” with the UNESCO Italia exhibit

Nov 14, 2013 813

by Jessica Santina

The Botanical Garden of Padua (Orto Botanico di Padova), in northern Italy, was possibly the world's first botanical garden. Established in 1545, it has made a profound contribution to modern science, especially in the disciplines of botany, medicine, chemistry, ecology and pharmacy.

It's a kind of history that residents of the American West can hardly fathom, and it's what landed the Botanical Garden of Padua a spot on the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization's (UNESCO's) list of 981 World Heritage Sites, selected for their cultural, historical and creative importance to the world.

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