Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Giardino Giusti


A couple of weeks ago we visited and enchanting place, here in the heart of town: Giardino Giusti.
Let me pick up some notes from the leaftlet.
These magnificent gardens was created in the 15th century and today it shows the structure given in 1570 by Agostino Giusti, Knight of the Venetian Republic and Squire of the Grand Duke of Tuscany. The gardens are the backdrops of the beautiful palace and they are terraced in order to gradually uncover the view of the city.
Fountains, Roman statues, acoustic grottos, Italian hedges can be admired here, as well as one of the oldest labyrinths in Europe!
The gardens were visited, throughout the centuries,  by illustrius historical figures, such as Cosimo De' Medici, De Brosses, Addison, the Emperor Joseph II, Mozart, Suares and Gabriel Faure.

We spent a lovely sunny sunday morning here, we were the only visitors! We really enjoyed playing in the labyrinth with our little daughter... for her it was like a fantastic adventure...

8 comments:

Jacob said...

Verona is such a beautiful city! And you had these gardens all to yourselves! Wonderful.

nobu said...

Beautiful garden, and I like the colour of this photo.

C.T. said...

OMG!!.......Beautiful, beautiful....Take me there one day!!

Babzy said...

Nice peaceful garden , beeing alone there , how lucky you were :)

Madison Avenue Baby said...

Beautiful!
And so Italian!
Dawn

John Blackburn said...

I can't wait to see them for myself!

lunarossa said...

Che bellissimo giardino! Che fortuna averlo ammirato da soli! Bacioni. A.

Lost in Sicily said...

sounds (and looks) just lovely...

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