Verona Parks and Gardens
(Verona, Veneto, Italy)
For visitors who can bear to tear themselves away from Verona's historic streets, there are plenty of other places to take a stroll - and enjoy some welcome peace and quiet, in the city's pleasant parks and gardens. Verona boasts more green spaces than many other cities in the Veneto region of Italy. These include tiny picturesque squares and small neighbourhood gardens.
Verona's best-known park is undoubtedly the Giardino Giusti. With its many botanical attractions and unusual features, this park remains a firm favourite with both tourists and locals alike.
Address: Via Giardino Giusti 2,Verona, Italy, IT
Tel: +39 045 803 4029
Located just a short walk from the centre, this most celebrated and charming of Verona's gardens is the perfect place to relax or enjoy a stroll. The Giardino Giusti is a remarkably well-preserved Renaissance garden that dates back to the late 16th century and was once enjoyed by the likes of Goethe and Mozart. There's certainly plenty to see and do. As well as flower beds, a cypress avenue, statues and fountains, the garden is brimming with footpaths, a labyrinth, water features, romantic grottos and even a winding staircase. From the top, visitors can get a wonderful view over the city. A good time to visit is during the spring, when there are far fewer visitors.
Open hours: daily, summer - 09:00 to 20:00; winter - 09:00 to sunset
Il Cimitero Monumentale
Address: Piazzale del Cimitero 1, Verona, Italy, IT
Designed in the first part of the 19th century, this monumental cemetery is divided into four sections. Of particular note are the sculptures which stand at the entrance of the Il Cimitero Monumentale. They are said to have been inspired by those made for Pope Clement XIII's tomb.
Open hours: daily
Parco Giardino Sigurta
Address: Valeggio sul Mincio, Verona, Italy, IT
Ponds, flower beds and grottos are just some of the many features of this popular park in Verona.
Children visiting the Parco Giardino Sigurta will be sure to enjoy a ride on the little train, while adults will find plenty of quiet spaces to sit and enjoy the tranquility.
Open hours: daily