An Overview of the Garden
If you typically visit the northern part of
Things to See
Whether you walk the gardens or view them from what’s known as the “monster balcony”, you’re sure to be drawn by the Italianate mix of natural and sculpted vegetation. Well-known for its great cypress trees, Giardino Giusti is one of
Immortalized in Writing
German writer and poet, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe visited the gardens in the 18th century and later immortalized its cypress trees in his writing. Mozart was also inspired by the beauty of Giardino Giusti, as have been members of royal families worldwide. These famous visitors were likely to enjoy the same activities while visiting the garden, which is just a few minutes’ walk away from the city center. As you stroll the gardens, navigate the labyrinth or relax beneath the trees it’s easy to imagine kings, queens and dignitaries walking through the gardens, too.
Local legend has it that if two lovers can find one another in the small labyrinth adjacent to the gardens they are destined to remain together for life. Whether you visit with your true love or your children, you’ll have fun taking in the beauty of the sculpted myrtle hedges that have maintained the labyrinth for more than 500 years.
Visiting Giardino Giusti
Many travelers visit
Giardino Giusti is open all-year round, starting at 9am and closing at 8pm in the summertime and at sunset in the winter. Although the garden is lush and gorgeous during the warmer months of April through September, the best time to see them without the crowds is during the spring. A 5 Euro entrance fee allows you to stroll the gardens or relax on one of its benches for the entire day.
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