Hanbury Gardens and Balzi Rossi Museum

Just before the French border, located in La Mortola (about 5 kms from the city center) you can find the extraordinary Hanbury Botanical Gardens created by the Englishman Thomas Hanbury in the second half of the eighteenth century and from 1960 a state property: a magnificent complex which from the Orengo palace descends towards the sea with various exotic and Mediterranean plant collections, from Eucaliptus to vines, from roses to ancient citrus types, up to bamboos and acacias. Right on the border stands the “Balzi Rossi” Prehistoric Museum dedicated to the important paleolithic site. The visit includes an itinerary through the accessible caves: Barma Grande, Caviglione cave, Riparo Mochi and the Florestano Cave.