3 of the most beautiful public gardens in ItalyJuly 17, 2017
Are you planning your exclusive, unique vacation in Italy and it includes detailed visits to some of its beautiful art cities? Don’t miss the chance to visit some of the most amazing public gardens in the country!
Here’s our top 3 list of the most appealing and fascinating public parks in Italy.
- Island of Garda, Lake Garda: Lake Garda is possibly one of the most sought after destinations in Northern Italy. The beauty of the lake, together with the high-level services guaranteed by the many municipalities in the area and the spectacular landscape of blue water and green hills makes this territory a “must” for hundreds of thousands of tourists every year. The Island of Garda is a hermitage built by Saint Francis of Assisi around 1220. The island immediately became a very important ecclesiastic center but is now a huge, privately owned garden. But there’s good news: it was recently opened to the public and is the perfect destination if you want to observer a beautifully groomed Italian parterre facing one of the most appealing lakes in Europe. The ticket price includes not only the return boat trip from several points around the lake, but also a drink on the terrace of the villa.
- Il Negombo, Ischia, Naples: there are a few places able to fascinate tourists more than Naples and Ischia, with their spectacular shoreline and perfectly blue Mediterranean Sea. And yet, if you happen to be in the area, we strongly suggest a visit to this mesmerizing, breathtaking Mediterranean garden including a fine collection of modern art. You will have the chance to observe beautiful sculptures by Arnaldo Pomodoro and Giuseppe Maraniello, but also to explore a park rising from the semicircular sandy bay of Montano, with plants from South Africa, Japan, Australia and Brazil. A piece of universe in such a (relatively) small area is definitely a must see.
- San Giuliano, Syracuse, Sicily: the beautiful Sicily never fails to seduce its visitors, always willing to come back or, even more, to never leave the island. San Giuliano is located halfway between Catania and Siracusa, and is a 60-hectare ground part of the Marquis of San Giuliano’s estate. The four hectares of garden and groves included in this area produce a million of kilos of orange every year and the scent of fruits fills the air. What is interesting about this area is that, in 1990, landscape designer Oliva di Collobiano created a garden of four distinct spaces enclosed by drystone walls. Visiting San Giuliano will therefore give you the chance to explore an Arabian garden with ponds and water lilies; a tropical garden with monumental cacti and palms; a Mediterranean garden full of grapefruit trees and roses and a scented garden, with frothy helichrysum, licorice plants, myrtle and citrus.