What is Parco Sigurtà in Verona?

Parco Giardino Sigurtà, or Sigurta Park, is a large and verdant park spanning 150 acres. Located near Lake Garda and the cities of Mantua and Verona, it is one of the most popular parks in Italy. 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. 

Since the park was opened to the public by the Sigurtà family in 1978, it has charmed millions of visitors from around the world. The park has also won lots of awards, including Italy’s most beautiful Park in 2013, and Best Attraction in the World in 2020.

Why Visit Parco Sigurtà?

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What is the Best Way to Buy Parco Sigurtà Tickets?

The best way to get your Parco Sigurtà tickets is to buy them online. You will be able to get amazing deals and make advanced bookings. And, it also gives you the chance to avail discounts and many additional benefits.

  • Convenience: You can skip the long queues and book your tickets with just a click, and reserve the dates or time slots of your choice. 
  • Advance Reservations: You can plan your trip in advance and avoid any disappointments like tickets selling out.
  • Discounts: Avail of some of the best discounts and more when you buy tickets online.
  • Flexible Tickets: When you purchase Parco Sigurtà tickets online, you can use them any time until the end of the season on 13 Nov 2022.

Things To Do at Parco Sigurtà

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See the Plants & Flowers

Discover the natural beauty of the park and explore its meadows, lawns, wooded areas, flowers, and more. Don’t miss the box trees that have been cut in playful and grotesque shapes.

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Enjoy the Events

The park has a rich calendar of events that are designed to offer something for people of all ages and interests. These include art events, children’s events, musical events, flower displays, and more.

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Go on a Ride Through the Park

If you don’t want to walk through the park, there are lots of other options. You can explore the paved paths by bicycle (which can be rented), or ride in a 4-person electrical golf-cart, for a fee.

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Visit Farmyard Animals

At the educational farm in agricultural area of the Park, you can learn all about  local Venetian poultry breeds, turkeys,  chickens, ducks, donkeys, and goats, and how to care for them.

Parco Giardino Sigurtà Highlights

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The Avenue of the Roses

A kilometer-long path in the park that is lined with thousands of roses. While it leads to the Maze, the perspective makes it seem like it leads to Scaligero Castle.

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The Maze

Opened in 2011, this labyrinth stretch over an area of 2,500 square meters. It has a pagoda in the center, and the hedge is created using over 1,500 yew trees.

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The Hermitage

This building was originally built in 1792 by Marquis Antonio Maffei. Its windows look over the grotto, and there is a vast flowering area stretching from here to the Great Lawn.

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The Great Lawn

These expansive laws at the center of the park look like a soft green carpet. Around it are wooded areas and flowering lakes, and the famous 400-year-old Great Oak.

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The Votive Grotto

First known as Gianna's Grotto, this was originally a space for conversation, built for the Marquis Maffei. It was later dedicated to Our Lady of Lourdes in 1942.

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Romeo and Juliet Horizontal Sundial

Created in 1990, this sundial features geometrical carvings and representations of the sun. It is an “all-day sundial” and is dedicated to Galileo Galilei.

Water Gardens

The water gardens are filled with water lilies and  Japanese Koi carp. The waters also reflect the nearby reflection of the Scaligero Castle. During Tulipanomania, they feature colorful rotating tulip beds.

Medicinal Herb Garden

This small area is dedicated to growing over 40 different plants with special therapeutic and medicinal properties. The garden also features a carved lion by the sculptor Giuseppe Brigoni.

The Castelletto

Built by Marquis Maffei this neo-Gothic building was originally used as the "Armoury", and was where he held meetings with leading scientists and Nobel Prize winners like Gerhard Domagk and Alexander Fleming.

The Dog Cemetery

Located near the Hermitage, this quiet area is a resting place for the faithful pets of the Sigurtà family. The hemicycle pond is filled with white lilies and features a dog sculpture of a Belgian shepherd.

The Farm & Deer Valley

An educational farm can teach both adults and children about all kinds of farmyard animals. There is a special area for the fallow deer in the park, and you can see their majestic antlers and reddish coats.

Park Railway

The small park rail follows a panoramic “enchanted trail” and passes the park’s top highlights. There are also guides to tell you about the park. Note that the train requires a separate ticket, though discounts are available for children, and disabled guests.

Parco Sigurtà Events

Spring:

  • Tribute to Women: On 7-8 March, women enter for free
  • Tulipmania: The blooming period of more than a million tulips is in March and April
  • Artist Saturday: Art from 30+ artists is displayed in the park on two Saturdays in March
  • Easter Egg Hunt: A search for easter eggs hidden in the gardens in April.
  • Tulipanintrucco & Rosatrucco: Artists of the Italian Body Painting Festival paint the faces of visitors on two weekends in April and May
  • Buskers Park: Street artists put on entertaining and surprising shows on the last Sunday in May. 
  • Spring Race: An annual race where you can either run or walk through the summer blooms.

Summer:

  • Nature and Health: Sessions dedicated to wellness with yoga, pilates, gymnastics, and more in June and July
  • Wild Goose Chase: Over 100 art installations made from recycled materials form an unusual game from June - September
  • Sheep Shearing: Shearers at the park’s educational farm will remove the fleece of 20 sheep to prepare them for the summer heat in early June.
  • Children's Day: A day in June filled with shows, games, and entertainment for young visitors.
  • Mille Miglia: A car race featuring over four hundred vintage cars passes through the park on 15 June
  • Stars of the Opera: Famous opera singers perform on one night in August. 
  • Magical World of Cosplay: Two days dedicated to cosplay from 3-4 September.
  • Journey Through Time: A special event dedicated to the 1800s, with period carriages, music, and historical costumes. 

Autumn:

  • Children's Day: An event featuring a range of shows and games for children on 9 October. 
  • Autumn Artist Saturday: Two more Saturdays in October when the paintings of the park are displayed in the park, and online. 
  • Halloween: A day full of events and themed activities set against the autumn-colored trees on 30 October. 
  • Halloween Run: The park’s annual run on 6 November, with three routes ranging from 2 to 10 km.

Know Before You Visit

Here is a handy guide on everything you need to know before you begin your visit to Parco Sigurtà.

Opening Hours
Getting There
Covid-19 Measures
Facilites
Accessibility
Park Rules
Food & Drink
Accomodation
Nearby
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  • Guests are advised to book tickets online before arriving at the park.
  • Social distancing of 2 meters is advised at all times throughout the park where possible.
  • All common touchpoints will be frequently sanitized and disinfected.
  • Guests are advised not to visit if they have symptoms including fever, sore throat, cough, etc.
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Lockers: Small bags and items can be stored near the main entrance.

Restrooms: There are a number of public restrooms throughout the gardens.

Pets: While pets are not allowed inside the park, there is a special arrangement with two nearby kennels

Parking: There are four free car parks located just outside the Gardens, as well as a point for recharging electric cars.

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  • Sigurtà Garden Park is accessible to guests with disabilities.
  • Certain disabled individuals are entitled to free entry and free parking inside, while carers get discounted tickets at €11.50. 
  • Guests with reduced mobility have special reserved wheelchair areas on the panoramic park trains. 
  • Three of the restrooms in the park (along the main routes) are equipped for disabled users. 
  • Guide dogs for the visually impaired are allowed in the park.
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  • Guests are not allowed to set up tables, chairs, barbecues, light fires, etc. inside the park.
  • It is forbidden to play ball games inside the park to better protect the environment.
  • You cannot sunbathe in swimming costumes or walk around bare-chested.
  • Pets are not allowed in with the exception of guide dogs.
  • It is not permitted to feel the animals in the park. 
  • The use of drones must be pre-approved with written authorization from the management. 
  • If you want to leave the park momentarily and return later in the day, you can request a pass stamp on your hand at the entrance/exit.
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There are many eating options in the park where you can have a snack or a hot meal at any time of the day. While there are 5 eateries, availability may vary by time of year. 

  • Ristorante Sigurtà: a restaurant that serves traditional Italian food; their set menus feature local specialties (currently not open).
  • Bar Bosso: a pizza poin that serves pizza by the slice, with various vegetarian options.
  • Kiosks: There are a variety of stalls that serve coffee, focaccia, pizzas, sandwiches, ice cream, and other snacks. 
  • Picnics: You are also allowed to bring a packed lunch or snacks and eat it either in the dining areas or on the lawn.
parco sigurta Accomodation

Budget Hotels: B&B Valledium, B&B Ombretta, Hotel Agli Ulivi, Pegaso, Casa Belvedere

Mid-Range Hotels: Hotel Eden Restaurant, The Holidays in Borghetto Mills, Hotel Corte Del Paggio, Maison Resola, 

Luxury Hotels: Regia Rosetta - Royal Rooms Borghetto, Palazzo Ai Capitani Hotel

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Valeggio sul Mincio: the town that is home to Sigurta Park is famous for its restaurants, especially Festa del Nodo d'Amore dedicated to the town's original tortellini. 

Borghetto: a picturesque village on the river Mincio known for its water mills. 

Lake Garda: the biggest lake in Italy, and known for its magnificent panoramas and landscapes.

Verona: an ancient Roman city known for its Arena and as the setting for the great love story of “Romeo and Juliet".

Mantua: this elegant city of the Gonzaga family is surrounded by lakes on three sides

Gardaland Themepark: one of the top amusement parks in Italy, it has 40+ exciting rides for adults and children.

Parco Sigurtà Visitor Tips

  • Make sure to purchase your tickets in advance online as you will be able to plan your time more efficiently.
  • Parco Sigurtà can be very different at different times of the year, for example flowers in spring, and golden leaves in the autumn. So decide at which time you want to visit. 
  • The best time to visit Parco Sigurtà is on weekdays as the rest of the days tend to get a bit crowded, especially the weekends.
  • The best time of the day to visit is during its early opening hours and in the late afternoon before the closing hours, as there are large crowds during the day. Make sure to plan your visit accordingly.
  • Outside food and drinks are allowed inside the gardens, so you can bring along some snacks or lunch to enjoy responsibly in the park.
  • Cycling is allowed inside the park on the paved paths. Electric bicycles can be rented from the entrance to explore the garden.
  • Except for guide dogs and service dogs, dogs are not allowed inside the park.
  • Flying drones over the park or around the park is not allowed without prior permission.

Frequently Asked Questions About Parco Sigurtà Tickets

Q. What is Parco Sigurtà?

A. Parco Sigurtà is a landscaped park spanning 150 acres and located near Lake Garda near Verona in Italy.

Q. Where can I buy tickets to Parco Sigurtà?

A. You can buy your Parco Sigurtà tickets online as well as in-person at the entrance.

Q. How much do Parco Sigurtà tickets cost?

A. Parco Sigurtà tickets are available in various price ranges starting from €13.50.

Q. Does Parco Sigurtà have guided tours?

A. Yes, if you opt for the Park Railway, or ride in the golf carts you can get a guided tour of the park.

Q. Where is Parco Sigurtà located?

A. The Park is located in Valeggio sul Mincio, a small town located in the province of Verona in Italy. 

Q. What are the Parco Sigurtà opening hours?

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).

Q. What’s the best time to visit Parco Sigurtà?

A. The best times to visit the gardens is during the spring months (Mar-May) when the flowers are in full bloom. Try to vist before 10 AM and after 5 PM on weekdays when it is less crowded.

Q. How much time do you need at Parco Sigurtà?

A. Visitors will need at least half a day to visit the park but can stay the whole day if they wish.

Q. Is there a parking space inside Parco Sigurtà?

A. Visitors can use the free car parks outside the gardens, the closest is 400 meters away. One of these is equipped with points for recharging electric cars. There is also a car park inside the grounds of the gardens accessible to guests with disabilities, and group coaches.

Q. Are food and beverages allowed into Parco Sigurtà?

A. Yes, you can bring along packed food and drinks into the park and eat at the dining areas or lawns. However, it is important to be respectful of other guest and be environmentally friendly.

Q. What type of restaurants does Parco Sigurtà offer?

A. There are restaurants and kiosks that serve a variety of food and lunches in the park, including coffee, focaccia, pizzas, sandwiches, ice-cream, and other snacks.

Q. Are strollers and wheelchairs allowed inside Parco Sigurtà?

A. Yes, strollers and wheelchairs are allowed inside the park.

Q. Is Parco Sigurtà wheelchair accessible?

A. Yes, Parco Sigurtà is wheelchair accessible.

Q. Is it safe to visit Parco Sigurtà post-Covid?

A. Parco Sigurtà has undertaken measures to ensure public safety at all times, such as distancing protocols, rigorous cleaning regulations, and more.