Mr Matteo Pellizzari
Botanic Gardens in Verona & around
GIUSTI GARDEN (VERONA)
In Verona you will find one of Italy’s finest Renaissance gardens: Giardino Giusti. It was created at the end of the 15th-century by Agostino Giusti, a knight of the Venetian Republic and squire of the Grand Duke of Tuscany. The gardens were designed as a backdrop to the Giusti Palace and are terraced in order to
gradually uncover the view of the city. It has been remodelled in early 19th century in English countryside garden style. After being destroyed during the secondWorldWar, parts of the garden have been restored.
POJEGA GARDEN (NEGRAR)
The Gardens of Pojega are situated the heart of Valpolicella Valley and cover a surface of 54.000 square meters. They represent the last masterpiece of Italian gardens thanks to the spectacular green amphitheatre, the belvedere, the hornbeam alley, the stalactite temple, the fountains, statues and parterre. They were commissioned in 1783 by count Antonio Rizzardi to the architect Luigi Trezza, and are still looked after according to the original drawings. The visit is followed by a wine and olive oil tasting from the Guerrieri Rizzardi wine estate in the '700 old lemon houses.
GUERRIERI RIZZARDI GARDEN (BARDOLINO)
The estate in Bardolino, on Lake Garda, dates back to the XIVth century when the Viscount and Duke of Milan had erected city walls. Visit the historical garden located within the estate of the Guerrieri-Rizzardi winery along with the Orchards of Palazzo Guerrieri and the ancient cellars within the original walls of the city. The tour finishes up at the cellar-museum where you can taste the wines and local products.
PARCO GIARDINO SIGURTA’ (VALEGGIO SUL MINCIO)
More than 30.000 plants are sculptured by nature and
the expert hand on man. Five major blossoming periods follow one upon the other through the season, the water
gardens and the officinal herb gardens are just a few of
the features that can be admired and enjoyed by the
visitor to the Sigurtà Park. The gardens extend over 125
acres at the edge of the moraine hills that form the
southern border of the Garda Lake, just 8 kilometres
from the town of Peschiera. Through over forty years of
loving care, Carlo Sigurtà, benefiting from an ancient
right to reach water from the Mincio river, performed the
miracle of turning an arid hillside into luxurious.
greenery. The park and gardens opened their gates to the
public in 1978 and from then its conservation has been
due in great part to the love of its visitors who have
found it to be a true temple or the nature itself. The park
is now considered one of the most beautiful gardens in