After the temporary closure due to health restrictions, the gates of the Parco Giardino Sigurtà finally reopen, a green treasure on the outskirts of Verona: from Friday 23 April it will be possible to discover in complete safety in the 600,000 square meters of the Park the late varieties of tulips, the first peonies and the other botanical and naturalistic treasures of the Second Most Beautiful Park in Europe.
Every day, including holidays, until Sunday 7 November 2021, nature lovers will be able to admire the meadows, woods and blossoms of the Park, awarded in 2020 as the best destination by Trip Advisor and by the Tiqets ticket sales platform as among the attractions tourists who have given the best experiences in 2020.
For the smaller stages, the Didactic Farm and the Fallow Deer Valley are not to be missed, while for adults a walk on the Large Grassy Carpet restores body and mind with the Koi carp that dart in the two Flowering Ponds; do not miss the Labyrinth, a point of interest that celebrates 10 years in July, the 18 mirrors of water, the Viale delle Rose which leads with your eyes to the thirteenth-century Scaliger Castle; in these weeks it will be possible to see the first colorful peonies in the vicinity of the Hermitage and the late varieties of tulips, protagonists of Tulipanomania, the most important flowering of tulips in Italy with over a million specimens in free form and in designed flower beds.
For a journey into the past, don’t miss a stop at the Castelletto, a crenellated building with neo-Gothic windows dating back to the end of the eighteenth century and in the past decades, the venue for meetings between scientists and Nobel Laureates, and the Hermitage, neo-Gothic-style temple adorned with a mullioned window. overlooks the spectacular view of the Great Lawn; the Bosco di Pindemonte, the monument dedicated to Carlo Sigurtà, founder of the Park, the Horizontal Sundial on the Poggio degli Imperatori, the latter meeting place between the emperors Franz Joseph I of Austria and Napoleon III of France on the occasion of the Second War of ‘Italian Independence.
Visitors’ entrances will not be restricted and reservations are not required. The Park’s social media are always updated with news, photos, videos and insights:
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THE SERVICES OF THE SIGURTÀ GARDEN PARK FOR A VISIT IN ALL COMFORT AND SAFETY IMMERSED IN A FANTASTIC NATURE
There are many ways to discover the wonders of the Second Most Beautiful Park in Europe: on foot, aboard the panoramic train, with bicycles or electric golf-carts. And for a tasty break in the countryside, there are kiosks or picnic areas.
How to visit
The Parco Giardino Sigurtà can be visited on foot, by bicycle (with your own without additional costs to the entrance ticket, or by renting an electric or classic bike from the renting service inside the Park), on board the panoramic train for a complete tour with voice guide of the 6 km itinerary, or on the comfortable electric golf-carts equipped with a GPS satellite detection system with descriptive cards of the most interesting points of the Garden available in four languages. These services allow a visit in comfort and safety, thanks also to the extension of the Park, 600,000 square meters equivalent to 120 football fields.
The catering service
The park hosts five refreshment points spread over the two wide hills. In our kiosks you can have breakfast, a tasty break or a simple lunch with snacks, sandwiches, focaccia, pizzas, delicious ice creams and coffee. The Park offers top quality products and has been collaborating for many years with highly experienced suppliers, winners of national awards.
The opening of some refreshment points may vary depending on the period, therefore we recommend that you check at your entrance to the ticket office which kiosks will be open during the day (the opening of at least one refreshment point is always guaranteed). Special picnic areas have been set up near the kiosks to comfortably consume both what you buy from the bar and your packed lunch. Traditional picnics with tables, chairs, barbecues, lighting fires etc. are not allowed in the Park, but it is possible, respecting the environment and other visitors, to have a packed lunch on a blanket placed on the lawn.
The Park loves the environment and for this reason the materials you will find in the bars are biodegradable and designed with respect for nature.
The Sigurtà Restaurant is open for lunch every day of the seasonal opening of the Sigurtà Garden Park, it is located 300 meters from the main entrance of the Park, in via Cavour 42 – Valeggio s / M.
Due to recent events, the restaurant has changed its opening days, therefore we recommend calling to check the current status. The restaurant offers special fixed price menus and creates the opportunity to savor traditional local dishes. It is possible to taste the Valeggio meat tortellino, traditional cold cuts, tasty focaccia, hot and cold first courses (including the famous pumpkin tortelli), fresh salads for the summer period, main courses typical of these places, without forgetting the desserts among including the “sbrisolona”, typical of Mantuan cuisine. Undoubtedly the most characteristic dish is the Tortellino di Valeggio: prepared with a sheet of fresh egg pasta pulled to make it very thin. Inside it is kept a dough with a delicate aroma which is then wrapped in the characteristic shape of the tortellino, first folding them in half and then joining the opposite edges.
The dish is served, as usual, with butter and sage to enhance the aromas of the filling. You can take advantage of the convenience of free parking in front of the building, and free WiFi connection. For groups and tour operators, the restaurant offers discounted rates (by reservation): for more information, please send an email request to the address email@example.com