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The Sigurtà Park in Valeggio sul Mincio

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The Sigurtà Park in Valeggio sul Mincio

Sigurtà Garden Park is a 60 hectare-large natural park located in Valeggio sul Mincio, in the province of Verona, about 8 km from Peschiera del Garda.

The park contains countless natural attractions: in March and April you can admire millions of tulips come into flower, a rose boulevard, an extraordinary maze, eighteen water mirrors where many water plants grow and large green meadows...

Sigurtà Garden Park also houses many places of historical interest, among which we would like to point out:

  • the Castelletto, commissioned by Marquis Antonio Maffei, an ancient armoury that today preserves the historical, literary and scientific memories of the Sigurtà family;
  • the Hermitage, a neo-Gothic temple;
  • the Horizontal Sundial that extends over the belvedere of Romeo and Juliet;
  • the Great Oak, a 4 century-old tree and the oldest in the park.

The park was born in 1417, as a brolo - a countryside place where patrician families resided with their servants – with a family chapel, dovecote, stables, farm and barn. Inside the brolo, mostly used for animal and crop farming, there was also a garden, an ideal place to allow patricians to spend leisurely time.

Sigurtà Garden Park has retained the size of the original brolo one ownership after another: first the Venetian nobles Contarini, then the Guarienti, the Maffei, to whom it remained for 210 years, and finally the Sigurtà (since 1941).

The park boasts many illustrious visitors: the poet Ippolito Pindemonte, the Emperors Francesco Giuseppe of Austria and Napoleon III of France, as well as various Nobel Prize winners including Alexander Fleming (the discoverer of penicillin).

If you are planning a trip to the city of Romeo and Juliet, among the many activities in Verona & Lake Garda do not forget to pay a visit to the beautiful Sigurtà Garden Park!

By Insidecom Editorial Staff

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