Sigurtà Park

Route details Recommended period Spring, Summer, Autumn Phone + 39 045 6371033

To be travelled on foot, with the fun little train, by bike, the shuttle or with a golf-cart. Paid admission

At the edge of the Morenic hills, near Lake Garda, stands the Sigurtà Park for a relaxing and regenerating walk through nature with its charming views and colourful panoramas. The host of floral varieties and animal species enjoy a surface area of 560,000 squared meters.

The park is great to discover on foot, perhaps following the proposed itineraries, starting from the charming The Hermitages four ponds, to then pass through the bizarre dog cemetery and its marvellous view of the olive grove hills. Stopping near the famous horizontal meridian, visitors can enjoy a spectacular view of Romeo and Juliet's Belvedere. Just as charming are the Flowering Lakes and the Avenue of the Roses, that ends near the turtle pond. Particularly enchanting are the water gardens near the black forest and the unique medicinal herb garden from which to admire the scaligero amphitheatre. Worth a visit are also the stone of youth, near the great oak, and the votive grotto. The majestic pool amphitheatre can be reached through the castle.

The park features a leisure-educational area for children and families, called educational farm, that organises several events and offers three pathways for school trips. The donkeys of Saint Domenico wander about the pastures while waiting to meet the young visitors, while chickens of various species, including the amusing and famous padovana hen, scratch about in the hen house. In addition to sheep and turkeys are wood ducks swimming in the pond.

From the last days of April until the middle of May, irises fill the avenues with colour, while in May the roses bloom. During the summer months, the Park offers the usual spectacle of water lilies, as well as lotus flowers, canna indica, dahlias and numerous varieties of annual plants, ending with the flowering of the aster in September.