4 MAY 2020
The Monumental Garden of
the garden that leads to salvation
We are waiting for you for the rebirth
Wishing you the very best spring
Follow the path of salvation within our garden and experience the rebirth that spring brings us all.
The Monumental Garden of Valsanzibio, built 350 years ago to give thanks to God that the plague of 1630 had been defeated, is now open for visits again. Inspired by Saint Gregorio Barbarigo,the Garden was designed to celebrate the victory of life over death. The symbolism of this message is visible throughout the sculptures, fountains and unique botanical architecture. Come and discover the symbolic path, now more significant than ever, a path that accompanies the visitor to revelation and rebirth.
The Garden is a positive space, where you can immerse yourself in peace and serenity, thanks to the energy of the 400 year-old trees from all over the world.
We are open for you to visit every day from May 4th, from 10.00 to 13.00 and then 14.00 to sunset during the week, and 10.00 to sunset on Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays.
We will be ensuring that safety precautions are being followed in line with the standards set out in Article 1, part F, of the Prime Ministerial Decrees of 26th April and 4th May 2020, namely:
- Everyone will be obliged to cover their nose and mouth with a mask or other face covering;
- Everyone will be obliged to wear protective gloves and/or use hand sanitising gel;
- Everyone will be obliged to maintain the safety distance of at least one metre from other visitors, and ensure that minors comply with these regulations. It will be the responsibility of everyone to maintain the safety distance of at least one metre at all times.
Dispensers with disinfectant will be available for visitor use at both the ticket office and antique stable areas.
Bookings are not required, but recommended. Please contact us at least one day in advance, so we can guarantee your entrance without waiting. You can book by:
1. calling +39/340/0825844
2. leaving a message on the answering machine on +39/049/9131065
3. sending a whatsapp message to +39/335/5634918
4. sending an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
On days when we have smaller numbers of visitors the entrance gate may be closed, but simply call +39/340/0825844 to let us know you have arrived and we will immediately come to open the gate.
Our work to maintain the splendour of the Garden has never stopped. This continued hard work means the Garden is displaying all the beauty and glory of spring. The Monumental Garden of Valsanzibio has an extension of 10 hectares, in addition to the Symbolic Garden. In this extension is a wonderful botanical area, where you can relax with your family, lie down, have a picnic, and be rejuvenated, making up for these months indoors.
Thanks to the large size of the Garden there is plenty of space for everyone to relax and enjoy the Garden while still keeping a safe distance from other visitors, and we can provide you with dedicated spaces.
Walking among the trees
makes people feel healthier.
Plants are food and
medicine for the soul.
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Until Tuesday 8th December 2020
the Monumental Garden of Valsanzibio
will be open daily for independent visits
from 10.00 to 13.00 and from 14.00 to sunset (17:00/19:30)
(Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays open from 10.00 to sunset non-stop)
All admission tickets include a leaflet with information about the history of the Garden, the symbolic path and a map of the Garden with a recommended route.
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For a more in-depth experience we offer guided tours for visitors on Saturday and Sunday and public holidays.
Saturday, Sunday and Public Holidays,
Guided tours take place at 11.00 and again at 15.00 or 16.30
(the time of the afternoon guided tours varies depending on the season)
There is a limited number of spaces for guided tours
so we do recommend booking your space in advance. You can book by contacting us via:
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All standard admission entrance tickets to the Monumental Garden of Valsanzibio during regular opening hours include a visit to the Symbolic Garden, the Botanical Garden, the area of the Ancient Stables, and the Middle Tower of the Labyrinth, but the Villa itself is not open to visitors.
All standard admission tickets include entrance to the Labyrinth’s Middle Tower, during regular open hours. The experience of walking the Labyrinth’s Main Path requires a supplementary ticket however.
The Labyrinth’s Main Path is open from 11.00 to 13.00, from 13.00 to 14.30 and from 15.00 until 60 minutes prior to the garden’s closure.
The Labyrinth’s Main Path opening times may be subject to change, and poor weather can lead to closure. We therefore recommend that you check the opening hours in advance by contacting us on
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Would you like to give a unique gift to a special person?
Give someone the ability to visit the Monumental Garden of Valsanzibio with an entrance ticket!.
A welcome gift for lovers of art and nature, and at the same time your contribution will be helping us continue to share the art and nature of the Garden.
Your gift will help us maintain a place of special historical, artistic and botanical significance that visitors from all over the world are able to appreciate and admire.
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Lastly, please enjoy this art, which highlights the special features of Valsanzibio:
‘Valsanzibio’, a book written by Luigi Cerantola, accompanied by photographs by Renato D’Agostin, a young Venetian photographer who has exhibited in prestigious international art galleries, including Venice, New York and Paris. Some of the shots taken in the Monumental Garden of Valsanzibio also appear on the facade of the ancient hunting lodge called Ca’ Martinengo (click here for more details about Ca’ Martinengo).
From ‘Valsanzibio’ the Codex of Valsanzibio was created, a book made according to ancient monastic techniques and composed of 26 large pages displayed in sequence. In this work of calligraphy on Japanese paper, the 24 sonnets of the poet Luigi Cerantola are displayed. They start from the sonnet “Curioso viator che in questa parte“, engraved on the steps which lead from the Monumental Garden of Valsanzibio to the Square of Revelation in front of Villa Barbarigo Pizzoni Ardemani (click for more about the Staircase of the Sonnet).
The Codex is in line with the classical tradition (see the Très Riches Heures du Duc de Berry of about 1415) which is intended to give a solemn and long lasting appearance to a text with the use of calligraphy and miniaturisation.
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All the activities that take place inside the Monumental Garden of Valsanzibio, unless otherwise specified, require paid standard admission tickets to enter the Garden.
For further information follow the updates on our News page,’ or visit our Facebook page: Giardino Barbarigo Valsanzibio.