Grandi Giardini Italiani Srl

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

© Riccardo Gasperoni

© Riccardo Gasperoni

© Riccardo Gasperoni

© Riccardo Gasperoni

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Giardino Giusti


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Partially wheelchair accessible
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Created at the end of the 1400s, the garden now has the structure conceived in 1570 by Agostino Giusti, knight of the Venetian Republic and gentleman-in-waiting of the Grand Duke of Tuscany.

It was designed as a backdrop to the Giusti Palace using the terraced land to reveal the city a little at a time, following a prescribed path.
Facing the sixteenth century atrium, a famous avenue of cypresses climbs up to a grotto of stalactites, surmounted by an enormous grotesque mask built to allow tongues of fire to issue from its mouth. There is an enchanting view over Verona from the belvedere which crowns the mask.
Apart from the collections of flowers and important Roman remains, the garden conserves all the original sixteenth century structures intact: fountains, acoustic grottoes, pergolas, Italian style clipped box, mythological statues and a small complicated maze, one of the oldest in Europe.

Visited and celebrated through the centuries by illustrious personalities from history and culture (including Cosimo De' Medici, De Brosses, Addison, Emperor Joseph II, Goethe, Mozart, Carlo Felice of Savoy, Suares and Gabriel Faure), this garden, together with the adjoining sixteenth century palace, is an urban complex of great interest and beauty.

How to reach

By car
A22 Verona / Brennero, Venezia / Verona Sud exit. Go on A4/E70 Highway and take Verona Sud exit. From the highway exit the garden is only 7 km away.

By train
Connections to the railway station of Verona Porta Nuova ensures by Trenitalia and Italo train. From here take the local public transport of Azienda Trasporti Verona Sr.
Opening hours
All year round
Winter time: from 10AM to 6PM
Summer time: from10AM to 8PM

Last admission one hour before the closure

Closed on 25th December
Adults: € 12.00
Students: € 9.00
Verona Card: € 9.00
Groups (min.15 pax): € 9.00
Family (2 adults + 1 child): € 20.00
Family (2 adults + 2 or more child): € 30.00
Disabled: free
Kids (0-6 years): free of charge
ADSI, FAI, Touring Club Italia members: € 9.00
Contact us
Via Giardino Giusti, 2
37129 Verona

T. +39 045 8034029
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