On Saturday last, one-million tulips were standing to attention on the grounds of this 60 hectare floral paradise located in Valeggio sul Mincio near Lake Garda in the province of Verona. I had been invited there with Tom Weber, The Palladian Traveler, and several other journalists and bloggers to experience this incredibly colourful sight. Here are some photos of the fantastic display.
Voted “Italy’s Most Beautiful Park” Sigurtà Garden Park, whose gates are open from early March to early November, is a stunning feast for the eyes and the perfect venue for a family outing. Upon arrival, one can hop aboard an electric ten-person shuttle bus, complete with guide, or hire a golf cart with its own GPS system for a tour around the park. There’s a smart white train too, that circumnavigates the park’s Enchanted Trail. Bicycles are available for the more energetic visitor. Failing all these modes of transport, there’s always the good old-fashioned option of walking the beautiful lawns in one’s bare feet — which is encouraged — or merely lounging on the grass with a picnic while the younger members of the family run about in safety. Among the many and varied things to see and do in this lovely park along the banks of the River Mincio is the Maze. Of traditional design and great fun to explore, this labyrinth comes to you complete with “emergency exits” for the faint-hearted and a few look-out points for those who lose their bearings. Among the other fascinating things to view at Sigurtà Garden Park are The Water Gardens, The Turtle Pool, The Great Lawn and Flowering Lakes; all well worth a visit.
And when a cool glass of Prosecco beckons, there is the Marquee, located on the beautiful Avenue of Roses, and Bar Iris near the entrance. Equipped with all facilities imaginable, if you are in the Verona area with a day to spare, then Parco Giardino Sigurtà is a must-see. For opening hours, ticket prices, calendar of events and further information click HERE. Parco Giardino Sigurtà Via Cavour, 1 37067 Valeggio sul Mincio tel. +39 045 6371033 Orna O’Reilly, Veneto, Italy
Superbly shot, Orna. You and your camera did well this day. Brava!
Thanks Tom. But a lot of catching up to do to rival http://www.thepalladiantraveler.com!! 🙂
Simply stunning and your photos are divine
Thank you Lyn. Honestly, the gardens and tulips were so eye-poppingly colourful that it was difficult to do justice to so much beauty. I’m delighted you liked them.
You give yourself too little credit. Your photos are stunning! I’m ready to go now…..a beautiful place to walk and picnic. Can you bring your own bottle of wine?
Yes indeed Susan. There are picnic areas with tables and benches scattered around the park and many families put out rugs and picnics on the grass. Absolutely idyllic. Apparently voted the most beautiful park in Italy. Thanks for the kind comment about my photos. I do my best. Orna
Orna, what a spectacular array of photographs, and your description of the area was sufficiently tantalizing to drop everything and visit immedistely. Congratulations.
Excellent Linette. You won’t be disappointed. It’s magnificent. O
Thanks Ishita. Another place to visit when you return. Orna
Yes! 🙂 So many to see!
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A perfect place to see the tulips in bloom in northern Italy.