Venice has many gardens, are almost 500 and, though it seems, there are many green areas to visit.
Attention in these areas there are some rules to follow:
- Do not leave papers or rubbish around
- Do not make loud noises
- Do not collect flowers or plants
We suggest some gardens that you can visit:
GIARDINI REALI. The gardens closest to St. Mark’s Square were created in the nineteenth century, during the Napoleonic era in French style. Over time these gardens have been abandoned to themselves but since 2015 the Venice Gardens Foundation Foundation has taken on the task of restoring them to bring them back to their former glory.
CA’ REZZONICO. The Museum located near San Barnaba has a wonderful public garden which is accessed from the foundations leading to the museum entrance. It was redesigned by architect Giorgio Bellavitis.
PALAZZETTO BRUZANE. Green space hidden inside this delightful palace near San Giovanni Evangelista that can be visited during the concerts of the Center de Musique Romantique Francaise.
FONDAZIONE QUERINI STAMPALIA. The garden, designed by the great architect Carlo Scarpa, is a hortus conclusus, obtained from an internal courtyard where a fountain in alabaster gushes and you can admire the cards of the painter Mario de Luigi.
MUSEO DI STORIA NATURALE. A public garden that develops on a straight path paved with the masks of a calle. Lots of green space and fountains cheer this place.
GIARDINI PAPADOPOLI. Separate Piazzale Roma from the Tolentini: this garden is created in the nineteenth century by the family that found the space to be dedicated to the park by breaking down the Monastery of Santa Croce that stood there. From that time many changes were made to the garden that today is very small compared to the original size but remains a place of peace and tranquility in the city.
PARCO DELLE RIMEMBRANZE. Sant’Elena. Near to the Biennale Gardens, in Sant’Elena stands the Parco delle Rimembranze, a tree-lined garden with shady paths, with benches in which to relax and chat and playgrounds for children and teenagers.
ISOLA DI SAN GIORGIO. On the island of San Giorgio stands the great complex of the former Benedictine monastery, today the headquarters of the Giorgio Cini Foundation, which overlooks a park that includes the Teatro Verde, an open-air amphitheater built in the mid-20th century that today hosts concerts and which in turn overlooks the lagoon and the Venice Lido.
ISOLA DI SANT’ERASMO. Sant’Erasmo is also known for being the vegetable garden of Venice: this island is covered with fields planted with vegetables, but also with vineyards and orchards.
The island can be visited either on foot or by bicycle (bikes can be rented at the only hotel on the island, Il Lato Azzurro).