This note was co-authored (and photographed) by Tom Weber AND Orna O’Reilly, both ItalianNotebook contributors. We are unable to assign two authors to a note, so Orna’s credit, info and links are within the note, below, instead of after it. -ed.
Failing these wheeled modes of transport, there’s always the good old-fashioned option of walking the beautiful lawns in one’s bare feet — which is highly encouraged by park management — or merely lounging and relaxing on the grass with a picnic.
Parco Giardino Sigurtà also boasts the Water Gardens, the Turtle Pool, the Great Lawn, 18 ornamental flowering lakes, a unique collection of 40,000 box plants, a 400-year-old oak tree, and Viale delle Rose, an avenue of 30,000 rose bushes that are poised to burst forth in May.
Along with the much-heralded tulip and rose flowerings, there are an additional 19 species of flowers that bloom at various times during the park’s open season. So, no matter when you visit, the gardens will always be bathed in color.
Equipped with all facilities imaginable, if you’re ever in the Verona area with a day to spare then Parco Giardino Sigurtà, one of Italy’s most beautiful public parks, is a must-see. For complete information, including fees, park rules, the 2015 calendar of events and driving directions, just click HERE.
As mentioned, this note was co-authored by Tom Weber AND Orna O’Reilly, both ItalianNotebook contributors. We are unable to assign two authors to a note, so Orna’s info follows. (Tom’s info and links are below.)
Orna is a recently retired interior designer who practised in South Africa, Mozambique and Ireland. Now writing full time, she moved from Ireland to the Veneto area of Italy in 2013.
She writes her way around Italy by blogging about it (at Ornasite) and is currently writing a novel set in Venice. You can follow her tweets @OrnaOR, and her Travel & Design page on FB.
Editor’s note: Orna and Tom were credentialed journalists at a recent media day hosted by the park which included a complimentary guided tour of the gardens.
Tom is a veteran print-broadcast journalist who resides in the Colli Euganei (Euganean Hills) in the province of Padova in the Veneto region of northestern Italy. He hosts the eclectic travel/foodie/photography blog The Palladian Traveler.com, is a regular contributor to Los Angeles-based TravelingBoy.com, and is a member of the International Travel Writers Alliance. Feel free to follow Tom as he “meanders along the cobblestone to somewhere.”