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