Oasis and Gardens of Veneto

Foto archivio Parco Sigurtà

Green Treasures

The days are shorter but luckily summer’s not over yet! So why not treat yourself to a few more days of relaxation in the open air between the Oasis and Gardens of Veneto? Places with "green glamour", where nature continues to put on a show.  

Sigurtà Park (Valeggio sul Mincio, Verona)
It is located just a few steps from Lake Garda and is one of the most honoured parks (its awards include the World Tulip Award 2019, the Second Most Beautiful Park in Europe in 2015 and the Most Beautiful Park in Italy in 2013). At the end of summer the Sigurtà Park offers wonderful blooms of aster, marigolds, zinnias, hibiscus syriacus, dahlias and many more roses. A riot of colours and scents flanked by green meadows, centuries-old trees and ponds in an area covering about 60 hectares to be discovered on foot or by bicycle.

Botanical Garden of Padua
This is the oldest university garden in the world and has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1997. This green treasure chest contains more than 3500 plant species. Some of the historic trees to admire include the European fan palm from 1585, the oriental plane tree from 1686 and the magnolia tree from 1786, the oldest in Europe. Instead, in the ultra-modern greenhouses of the Biodiversity Garden you will feel like you are taking a symbolic journey through all the ecosystems of planet Earth.

Cervara Oasis (Quinto di Treviso)
This is a small nature reserve covering about 25 hectares, a few kilometres from Treviso. It is an environment of absolute naturalistic interest, one of the last remaining examples of resurgence wetlands, for this reason classified as a Site of Community Interest. In addition to nature, in the Oasis there is a mill dating back to the fourteenth century, restored and functioning, while in the "hunting lodge" you can go bird watching.

Botanical Garden of Porto Caleri (Rosolina, Rovigo)
Inside the Po Delta Regional Park there is a natural area of extraordinary beauty. Its 24 hectares are home to multiple ecosystems, from the pine forest to the coastal dune system and the wetland of brackish water, for a total of approximately 220 plant species. In addition you can see egrets, herons, terns, gulls, ducks and marsh harriers.

Monumental Garden of Valsanzibio (Galzignano Terme, Padua)
A visit to the "Little Versailles of the Euganean Hills" is certainly a unique experience because it has all the ingredients for a day of walking through Nature and Art. In this rare 17th century symbolic garden, one of the most important in the world, you will find hundreds of centuries-old trees, a labyrinth of 400-year-old boxwoods, sculptures and architecture, streams, waterfalls, fountains, ponds, water features and fishponds.