Hidden treasures

The Secret Garden of Ca 'Morosini del Giardin in Cannaregio

Unknown places & works
ca-morosini-del-giardin

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

Latest posts

Venice: The relief of the man with the pipe at Palazzo Loredan on the Grand Canal

palazzo-loredan
Mysteries & Legends

One of the oldest buildings on the banks of the Grand Canal is Palazzo Loredan, built in the 13th century and currently seat of the Tow...

View

Verona: The equestrian monument at Cangrande della Scala in Verona

cangrande
Big Names

One of the most famous people in the history of Verona is surely Cangrande della Scala, Lord of Verona from 1308 to 1329, the year of h...

View

Verona: Venetian walls in Peschiera del Garda

peschiera-del-garda
Historical Curiosities

Today Venice is ‘merely’ the capital of a region in Italy, but once it was the capital of an Empire that extended to the Eastern Me...

View

Venice: The Crypt of St. Mark's Basilica

san-marco-cripta
Unknown places & works

St. Mark's Basilica in Venice is probably one of the most famous and visited churches in the Western world. Every day, thousands of tou...

View

Top posts

Verona: The jousts in the Verona Arena

arena-di-verona
Historical Curiosities

The Verona Arena is undoubtedly the symbol of the city in the Veneto region, and one of the most famous Roman monuments of Italy. All t...

View

Padua: The Museum of the History of Medicine in Padua

Museo-di-storia-della-Medicina
Unknown places & works

If you are tired of the usual museums filled with paintings and sculptures, you might find the Museum of the History of Medicine in Pad...

View

Treviso: The 'Barco' of Caterina Corner, Queen of Cyprus, in Altivole

barco-altivole
Big Names

One of the most charming figures of the history of Venice is certainly Catherine Corner, queen of Cyprus (1454-1510). At the age of 18,...

View

Venice: The Sirens and the lace from Burano in the Venice lagoon

merlettaie
Mysteries & Legends

The island of Burano island in the Venice lagoon is definitely a magical place: filled with small colourful houses, delicious cookies, ...

View