Five secrets you should know about gardens in Venice

Always learning and something I never gave thought to.

La Venessiana

More than one third of Venice consists of green area, and three quarters of these verdant spaces are owned privately. What remains is the public gardens in town, accessible to anyone, and a few larger gardens of palaces turned into hotels. This might be a reason why visitors might be misled into thinking that Venice has no real “gardens” …

My father, an architect, would say that first, we need to define the notion of “garden in Venice”. He would opt to call “gardens in Venice” the campazzi, seemingly unkempt spaces. They make you travel back in time and imagine what Venice looked like, say, in the year 1100.

CIMG3432 A campazzo near San Sebastiano

#1: Above, you can see what I mean by campazzo. A public space in Venice that you can cross on a gravel path. A sort of commons behind and between the houses. Venetians still grow vegetables and plant herb gardens and orchards…

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About livedinitaly

Love food and traveling. Breaking out of this introvert shell by expressing my thoughts, experiences and feelings.
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13 Responses to Five secrets you should know about gardens in Venice

  1. Thankyou for sharing this. I have always dreamed of visiting Venice.

  2. Rita says:

    This is marvelous! It sparks the dream machine.

  3. Simona says:

    Happy Sunday ❤

  4. livedinitaly says:

    Grazie. Email sent.

  5. I’m not sure how I missed this. Venice is one of my most favourite places. I would visit in each season if I could.

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