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The Secret Garden of Ca 'Morosini del Giardin in Cannaregio

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The Secret Garden of Ca 'Morosini del Giardin in Cannaregio

Venice is a magical city for many reasons, amongst them are its many hidden gardens that few are aware of!

One of the most secret and fascinating ones is, without doubt, Ca 'Morosini del Giardin, in the Cannaregio district. It is located only a short distance from the bustling Strada Nuova, but it cannot be seen by those passing by... The nearby building was built by the Erizzo family in the 1500s and its facade was decorated with frescoes by Paolo Veronese (now lost).

In the 1600s the palace passed to the Morosini family and the garden was so famous that the family came to be known as 'Dal Giardin’ (literally ‘from the garden’).

The complex was readapted several times, perhaps even by Longhena, especially during the 19th century.

Today the garden belongs to a community of Dominican Sisters who have kindly opened it for visits. Those lucky enough to enter it will find themselves in a beautiful garden with fruit trees (pomegranates, loquats, figs, apricots) ... Walking underneath two beautiful pergolas with white wisteria and roses, passion flowers and American vine, you will reach the garden with blooming petunias, hibiscus, hydrangeas, dahlias, hollyhocks, wallflowers, marigolds, snapdragons, roses and irises.

We recommend you visit it at the beginning of spring!

The beautiful garden of Ca 'Morosini del Giardin is located in Calle Valmarana, a short walk from ‘St. Marcuola’ bus stop of
Venice public transport.

By Insidecom Editorial Staff

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