With a round trip from Verona to the park, you'll visit the multi-awarded Sigurtà Garden Park: a natural treasury of plant varieties and historical attractions of incomparable beauty. You'll be amazed by the colours and the fragrances you'll discover along the way!
Winner of the price for "The Second Most Beautiful Garden in Europe" in 2015 and voted as "The Most Beautiful Park of Italy" in 2013, the history of the Sigurtà Garden Park dates back to 14th May 1407.
At that time, during the Venetian dominion of Valeggio sul Mincio, the patrician Gerolamo Nicolò Contarini bought the whole property which was then used entirely for agricultural purposes. There was also a small formal garden adjacent to the main house, created for the leisure time of the noble family. This original garden was effectively the beginning of what would become the Sigurtà Garden Park.
Nowadays, the park is 148 acres big and hosts an amazing and rare collection of flowers and plants from all over the world. From the Zinnias (Mexico and Central America) to the Crocuses, from the Fritillary (South Africa) to the Marigolds (North, Central and South America).
Among the main points of interest, it's worth mentioning The Avenue of the Roses: along its kilometre length, there bloom more than 30,000 highly selected Queen Elizabeth and Hybrid Polyantha & Floribunda roses. A new fascinating attraction is The Maze, an extraordinary labyrinth of hedges made up of 1,500 yew trees (Taxus baccata). The path winds its way among the two-metre tall evergreens that stretch over a rectangular area of 2,500 square metres. But there's so much more... like the Romeo and Juliet horizontal sun dial, the medicinal herbs garden, the surreal shaped box trees, the water gardens (full of local and exotic Water Lilies) and the stone of eternal youth, for example!