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I Giardini di Pomona

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Contrada Figazzano 114, 72014 Cisternino, Italy
+39 333 367 0653
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This was a perfect outing for us and our kid. Lots of fruits to taste and lots of fun. The owners... read more

Reviewed 30 October 2017
B0_BGa
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Wonderful place to visit and stay for couple of days. But mind your reservation!

"I Giardini di Pomona" offers accommodation in three comfortable and well-furnished "Trulli"(a... read more

Reviewed 21 August 2017
Andrea L
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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The Botanical Conservatory "I Giardini di Pomona" works at preserving the biodiversity of different plant species, providing comfortable accommodations with low impact in beautiful surroundings at the center of Apulia, where the tree provinces of Bari, Brindisi and Taranto meet. The 25 acres (10 hectars) of the Conservatory, devoted to organic farming, are located in Cisternino, the heart of the Itria Valley, also known as "The valley of the Trulli". The plant collection of Conservatory includes more than 800 antique fruit tree varieties. Among that, the collection of 560 fig tree species, one of the largest in the Mediterranean area, and the pomegranate collection with 45 varieties. In the center of the garden is hosted the famous Nagasaki Persimmon tree, surrounded by a beautiful lavender labyrinth. The agriturism "I Giardini di Pomona" offers hospitality in their renovated Trulli, which have been recently restaured with great care. The Conservatory I Giardini di Pomona can be visited upon appointment every day (by phone or email), the visit takes about 1.30 hours. Tastings and shopping of products and plants are possible.
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Contrada Figazzano 114, 72014 Cisternino, Italy
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Reviewed 30 October 2017 via mobile

This was a perfect outing for us and our kid. Lots of fruits to taste and lots of fun. The owners were great and the explanations were given to us in English. Also their products are worth a taste. Mmmm

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Reviewed 21 August 2017

"I Giardini di Pomona" offers accommodation in three comfortable and well-furnished "Trulli"(a typical local residence) surrounded by green hills and fig trees. We spent there about one week in August 2017. Paolo, who is the owner and responsible of the "Conservatorio Botanico", is a very...More

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Reviewed 11 August 2017 via mobile

Today, I had the immense pleasure to visit 'Il conservatorio botanico : I giardini di Pomona', in the Puglie region, southern Italy. This botanical garden hosts more than 1000 fruit plants, among which more than 300 fig varieties. I had the privilege to visit the...More

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Reviewed 23 April 2017

Tucked away in the countryside outside Cisternino, the gardens of Pomona are not easy to find although there are signs leading you from the main road. The other thing to bear in mind is that Paulo, the man whose vision it was to establish this...More

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Reviewed 5 August 2016 via mobile

WOW. Came here following the recommendation from Tripadvisor and was not disappointed! Would never have thought this kind of trip would've been this fulfilling (unless you don't care about plants or the ancient Romans, with whom many plants had some connection). Paolo was absolutely fascinating:...More

1  Thank Mystique777
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Reviewed 24 January 2016

My family and I loved this place and seriously recommend it. We took a tour of the gardens and I must have sampled somewhere around 20 fig varieties. They grow about several hundred varieties of figs, many of which are genuinely ancient - that’s to...More

2  Thank smirori
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Reviewed 20 October 2015

Although we arrived unannounced (we didn't know about booking a tour in advance), Paolo was very gracious and shared with us his passion for the many varieties of fruit trees on the beautiful grounds in the countryside outside Cisternino. His English was very good and...More

Thank Marlene C
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Reviewed 9 September 2015 via mobile

We have a fantastic time while we were there. We have plentiful of figs and fun. Thank you Dr Poalo and Maia for the hospitality and the knowledge on fig cultivation shared during our stay there

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Reviewed 28 March 2015

I had the great privilege to meet the owner of Pomona Garden, Paolo Belloni. A former photograph from Milan,dedicated his life to protect the traditional tree species to avoid their extinction. there are 350 different types of fig trees in this garden. Visit this place...More

2  Thank Pinar P
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Reviewed 13 June 2014

Paolo and Martine share their passion for figs and the agriculture of the region. I took a group for the tour Paolo shared his passion for every living thing in his piece of heaven. This tour will be on the top of my list next...More

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