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Venice is a surprisingly green city: its historic centre has over five hundred gardens, including public parks and historic gardens belonging to ancient palaces and convents.
The public gardens area is about 120 thousand square metres, divided into six gardens across the city: the Royal Gardens, the Napoleonic Gardens, (partly occupied by the Biennale Gardens and the Greenhouse, the Sant’Elena Pinewood, the Papadopoli Gardens, the Savorgnan Gardens and the Villa Groggia Park.
Some of these parks offer benches you can sit on and eat your lunch, as well as drinking fountains and public toilets. Take a look at the map of urban green spaces open to the public in Venice.
Even the centre of Mestre, in the Venice mainland, has green spots you can explore on foot or by bicycle, such as Villa Querini Park and Villa Franchin Park.
Do not miss: the Borges’ Labyrinth, on the Island of San Giorgio Maggiore, opens for the first time to visitors. Guided tours are available every day (except on wednesday). The visit, lasting 45 minutes, allows you to walk through the labyrinth, accompanied by an audio guide with the original soundtrack, composed by Antonio Fresa and performed with the Orchestra of the Teatro La Fenice.
[source: La newsletter di Venezia, N° 16/2021 del 29.07.2021]
[photo by TGS Eurogroup]
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