Parco Sigurtà is one of the top landscaped parks in Italy and has many enchanting sights to see and experience. Located near Lake Garda and the cities of Mantua and Verona, and spans an area of 150 acres.
Here you can explore enchanting naturally landscaped gardens, vast green lawns, annual seasonal flowerings of tulips, roses, begonias, irises, water lilies, crocuses, and many more. This award-winning park was opened to the public by the Sigurtà family in 1978 and attracts millions of visitors every year.
Parco Sigurta was originally landscaped under Marquis Antonio Maffei (1759-1836), at the suggestion of his nephew Ippolito Pindemont.
It was transformed into an “English Garden” and presented an idealized view of nature, giving the appearance of a natural landscape. This was enhanced with a few monuments, such as the Hermitage and Castelletto, which were seen as places for conversation, reading, and music.
Later, in the 1940s, Dr. Giuseppe Carlo Sigurtà restored and expanded the gardens, highlighting the existing ancient trees and box bushes. His descendants continued this work, adding the Horizontal Sundial and the Maze, which is planted with 1,500 yew trees.
They have also expanded the tulips, transforming them into a show of a million bulbs that is regarded as among the most important in Europe.
Walk down this kilometer-long path in the park that is lined with over 30,000 Queen Elizabeth, Hybrid Polyantha, and Floribunda roses. It is one of the park’s most photographed attractions.
Wind your way through this labyrinth made of yew trees and spread over an area of 2,500 meters square. Then walk among the surreally shaped box trees across the park.
Explore 18th century neo-Gothic Hermitage that overlooks the Votive Grotto and the Castelletto, and the more modern Romeo and Juliet Horizontal Sundial.
Relax on the expansive laws at the center of the park, or spread out with a picnic. Around it are wooded areas and flower beds, and the famous 400-year-old Great Oak.
The small park rail follows a panoramic “enchanted trail” and passes all of the park’s top highlights. There are also guides to tell you about the park. Note that the train requires a separate ticket.
See the water gardens that are filled with water lilies, Japanese Koi carp, and reflect the nearby Scaligero Castle. During Tulipanomania, they feature colorful rotating tulip beds.
Explore the educational farm where you can learn about all kinds of farmyard animals, and interact with them. Or see the special area for reserved for the majestic fallow deer.
Visit the quiet area near the Hermitage that is a resting place for the faithful pets of the Sigurtà family, and don’t miss the garden dedicated to growing over 40 types of medicinal herbs and plants.
A. Parco Sigurtà is a landscaped park spanning 150 acres and located near Lake Garda near Verona in Italy.
A. Parco Sigurtà is one of the top parks in Italy, and has won many awards for its stunning landscaped beauty.
A. Yes, Parco Sigurtà has undertaken measures to ensure public safety at all times, such as distancing protocols, rigorous cleaning regulations, and more.
A. Tickets to Parco Sigurtà are available starting from €13.50.
A. You can buy your tickets to Parco Sigurtà online here.
A. Parco Sigurtà has a number of highlights such as the Avenue of Roses, the Water Gardens the Maze, the Great Lawns, and the Votive Grotto, among others.
A. Parco Sigurtà was originally designed in the 1700s, by Marquis Antonio Maffei. It was later redeveloped and restored Dr. Giuseppe Carlo Sigurtà.
A. Parco Sigurtà is located in Valeggio sul Mincio, a small town located in the province of Verona in Italy.
A. You can get to Park Guell in Barcelona via car, bus, train, and bicycle.
A. Parco Giardino Sigurtà is open from 6 March 2022 until 13 November 2022. It is open every day from 9 AM - 7 PM (last admission at 6 PM). In the months of March, October, and November closing is at 6 PM (last admission at 5 PM).