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Best things to do in Venice, Italy
Best things to do in Venice, Italy

Venice Gardens

There is another Venice that we would like to introduce to you, the Venice of aromas, of gardens and parks dotted around it, most of them very beautiful, but tucked well out of sight and largely unknown to the general public.

Great places to take a break and enjoy the intimate gardens or the public parks, are the Napoleonic (Biennale) gardens, the Groggia gardens with its small theatre, the St. Elena pinewood, the Savorgnan gardens, the Papadopoli gardens, the Giardinetti Reali not to mention the museum garden of Ca' Rezzonico, Ca'Zenobio, Ca' Tron or the Cini Foundation and the small landscaped courtyard garden of Querini Stampalia.

And what about the gardens and orchards of the islands? From the Lido with its liberty gardens to S.Erasmo, San Lazzaro degli Armeni, San Francesco del Deserto, or the oasis and parks you have a great choice.

Venice is also green spaces that the genius of its inhabitants has managed to create in the lagoon, so we invite you to deviate from the beaten tracks to discover and get lost in another Venice.

At one time Venice was surrounded by green fields, the squares of the city were used for growing or grazing of animals (hence the origin of the name Campo), but over the centuries, these areas have been gradually covered by paving stones. Nowadays the public gardens area is not very extensive, it is about 120,500 square meters divided into six gardens scattered around the city. These parks are: St. Helena, Napoleon Gardens, Groggia Gardens, Savorgnan Park, Papadopoli Gardens and the Royal Gardens.

Parco delle Rimembranze

The Parco delle Rimembranze or Pineta di Sant'Elena remembers the soldiers that died in the second world war. This pleasant park is full of tall trees, plants and benches. There are also excellent children's play areas, large areas of grass and there is even a roller skating rink. This park is an ideal place for a relaxing picnic.

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La Serra dei Giardini - The Greenhouse

Located in Castello, La Serra dei Giardini is just a few minutes from the Giardini della Biennale. Historically known as Serra Margherita (Margherita Greenhouse), was built in 1894 with the intention to create a tepidarium made of glass and iron to host the palm trees and other decorative plants in use at the coeval International Art Exhibition.

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Giardini Savorgnan

The Gardens are part of the Palazzo Savorgnan. Represent one of the largest green areas of the city, an area very nice and clean. Born as a botanical garden occupy an area of nearly 10,000 square meters assuming the form of two rectangles out of phase between them. Enjoy the refreshing shade of its nettle trees, oaks, linden trees, chestnuts, plane trees, evergreen oaks and yew trees.

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