Grandi Giardini Italiani Srl

c/o Villa Erba
Largo Luchino Visconti, 4
22012 Cernobbio (COMO)
Italy

© Dario Fusaro

© Dario Fusaro

© Dario Fusaro

© Dario Fusaro

© Dario Fusaro

© Dario Fusaro

© Dario Fusaro

© Dario Fusaro

© Dario Fusaro

© Dario Fusaro

© Grandi Giardini Italiani

Veneto

Castello di San Pelagio

Due Carrare, Padua

Giardino storico
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Coffee house & Restaurant
Family friendly
Parking
Pet Friendly
Wheelchair accessible
Wi-Fi Area
In the Name of the Rose

How to reach

By car
From Milan: Highway A4 Turin-Trieste, exit Padua West. Enter in SS47 Padova / Vicenza / Selvazzano and then take SR47 and continue for about 3,5 km up to the exit 8 towards Padova / Via Adriatica. Go straight up to the Roundabout, 2nd exit to enter into SS16. Continue for about 6 km then turn Left on a SP30. Continue for about 600 meters then a right turn and take Via San Pelagio up to Castle.
From Bologna: Highway A13 Bologna-Padova, exit Terme Euganee. Keep left at the fork, follow directions to Battaglia Terme and continue for about 6 km on SS16 up to reach the Castle of San Pelagio.

Bly plane
Distance from Venice Airport: 64 Km

History

The imprint given in 1700 by a forefather Roberto Zaborra is still legible. He introduced surprising and bizarre natural elements in a search for harmony. The show garden, or proprietor's garden, with 200 rose varieties, about 1000 plants, is the fruit of thirty years of resolute hunting amongst nurseries throughout Europe. Among them, the 'Aviateur Blériot' rose, named after the 1909 cross Channel pilot. Bushes of yucca and groups of 'Hana Kisoi' tree peonies as well as a profusion of English roses are planted around the central basin with waterlilies.

The Secret Garden offer a rich collection of trees and shrubs: cypresses, yews, ancient limes, an aged lagerstroemia, a lanky old persimmon bearing a huge quantity of fruit, viburnums, hibiscus, oleanders, lemon verbena, clematis, jasmines, lavenders, passion fruit and more roses. An avenue of ancient hornbeams, pruned to form a tunnel, leads from the show garden. From the top there is a view over the antique fish pond and the field from which D'Annunzio and the Venetian squadron left for their famous flight over Vienna on the morning of August 9th 1918. There are two planted mazes: “Minotaur Maze” recalling the myth of Icarus and therefore the history of flight, the theme of the museum; the “Maybe yes and maybe no” maze recalling the name of the famous story by D'Annunzio. In March 2013 a third Labyrinth has been inaugurated, dedicated to Africa. Nowadays the Villa is an Aviation Museum and there is also a “Heroes' Avenue” in the gardens with “aeronautical plants” such as the laurel dedicated to D'Annunzio in memory of his great poetic work and an ash dedicated to the Count from Schio who used its wood to construct his airships.
Information
Opening hours
Season 2023

WINTER OPENING
6-7-8-15-22-29 January
4-5-12-19-26 February
from 1:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. with GUIDED TOUR of the D'Annunzio Rooms at 2 p.m. and 4 p.m.

From 1 March to 30 November, according to the following modalities and times:
Tuesday 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Friday 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Saturday 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
with GUIDED TOUR of D'Annunzio's Rooms at 11:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.

Sunday 10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Holidays 10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
with GUIDED TOUR of the D'Annunzio Rooms 11:00 a.m., noon, 3:00 p.m., 4:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m.
Entrance
Full: € 14.00
Includes guided tour of the Dannunziane Rooms + free visit to the Museum of Flight, the Park of Roses and Labyrinths

Reduced (5-14 years): € 10.00
Includes a guided tour of the Dannunziane Rooms + free visit to the Museum of Flight, the Park of Roses and Labyrinths + interactive kit

Family (2 adults + 1 children): € 29.00
Includes a guided tour of the Dannunziane Rooms + free visit to the Museum of Flight, the Park of Roses and Labyrinths + interactive kit

Kids (0-5 years): free of charge
Contact us
Via San Pelagio, 34
35020 Due Carrare (PD)

T. +39 049 9125008
M. +39 346 8074078

www.castellodisanpelagio.it
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