19 March 2019 Armando Pizzoni Ardemani

Picnic of the Doge – From Sunday 21st April to 1st May 2019

From Sunday 21st April to 1st May

Every day

Picnic of the Doge

The Monumental Garden of Valsanzibio

Come and choose your corner of paradise in the Monumental Garden of Valsanzibio. This year the “Pic Nic del Doge” event takes place every day, from Easter Sunday 21st April to Wednesday 1stMay. An excellent opportunity to spend a day among Art, Nature and History, as the Venetian nobles were allowed to do during the times of the Serenissima Republic in their country houses.

During your visit to the Monumental Garden of Valsanzibio you will have the opportunity to choose your space among the ancient trees from all over the world in the botanical area, and have a picnic with your food or with some of the delicacies prepared by high quality street food vendors.

Among the food on offer will be typical Venetian dishes, such as polenta and cod, fritto misto, Venetian cicchetti, octopus salad, gourmet sandwiches, homemade ice cream and delicious drinks. All food is self-service.

Then, you can then have the unique experience of walking in the Symbolic Garden, and admiring or walking the 400-year-old boxwood maze which conveys the positive allegorical message: life is difficult, but there is always a solution. You will find the exit sooner or later, just be strong and determined and don’t give up!

The ‘Picnic del Doge’ event is included in the normal garden entry.

Access to the labyrinth, guided tours and food purchases are extra.

For picnic table reservations call 340 0825844

Info and Bookings 340/0825844

Strolling through the trees make people feel better.
Plants are food and medicine for the soul.

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The monumental garden of Valsanzibio is open
every day until mid December 2019
Saturday, Sunday and holidays
10:00 to sunset (non-stop)
From Monday to Friday
10:00-13:00 and 14:00-sunset

We inform you that the entrance fee entitles you to visit:

The symbolic garden, the botanical garden,
The Ancient Stables, the Central Tower of the Labyrinth.
The interior of the Villa cannot be visited

The experience of walking in the ‘Labyrinth Path’ and
the guided tours require an extra ticket

Normally the Central Tower of the Labyrinth is always open.

Instead its path will be open from 11:30 to 13:00 and
from 15:00 to one hour before the Garden closing time. Closed in the event of rain.

Every month the access’ time to the Labyrinth’s Path can change,
thus, we suggest you to enquire about the opening hours by calling the
+39/340/0825844
or by writing to the email
info@valsanzibiogiardino.it

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NEW FOR 2019

From this year the Garden offers visitors with an electric bike the possibility to charge their vehicle for free during their visit (from the end of March 2019).

In addition, from this year dogs over 6 kg will have an area dedicated to them, which they can enjoy during the visit of their owners (from April 2019).  Small dogs (less than 7 kg), however, are allowed to stay with their owners, even in the Symbolic Garden, but must be kept on a leash, in their arms and / or in the bag.
All dogs are welcome!  In respect of the Monumental Garden.

The calendar of 2019 will be available shortly

Many events and appointments not to be missed

Follow in the News and Events section for 2019

Walking through the trees

makes people feel better.

Plants are food and

medicine for the soul.

Info and details

www.valsanzibiogiardino.com

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You are able to visit the garden independently with the use of a map, which is delivered at the entrance (maps in various languages, with
explanations in Italian, English, German, French and Russian)

or, on weekends we offer guided tours
organized by us and you can choose between:

Guided Tours ‘Standard’,
Guided Tour ‘Superior – Cà Martinengo’
o Guided Tour ‘Superior – Botanica/Potature’
(more details on guided tours below).

Guided tours start from the ticket office of the Garden.
In this season, guided tours leave at 11:00 a.m.
and, in the afternoon, at 15:00 – reservation required
(+39/340/0825844 o
info@valsanzibiogiardino.it),
or it is recommended to arrive about 10 minutes before

(for the historical, allegorical and botanical importance of this place and for the countless messages hidden in the conception of the garden of Valsanzibio, guided tours are highly recommended, but not mandatory)

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Guided Tour ‘Standard’

Discovering the symbolic meanings of the Garden

It tells of the high symbolism of the Monumental Garden, created and designed by Luigi Bernini and inspired by San Gregorio Barbarigo.

– Tour given in the Italian language and lasts about an hour
extra 5,00 € per person in addition to the entrance ticket
Weekend and public holiday starting times (times subject to seasonal changes)
11.00 a.m. & 3.00 p.m. (4.30 p.m. from May to August, 4.00 p.m. from September to 3.30 p.m. from October)

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Guided Tour ‘Superior – Cà Martinengo’

Discovering the symbolic meanings of the Garden and discovering the families that have owned the estate over the centuries

This tour, in addition to the ‘Standard’ guided tour, will give the opportunity to access the Square of Revelations in front of the Villa (generally closed to the public) and to access the Hunting Casino of 800 Ca’ Martinengo, where you can admire an exhibition of 300 square meters.

– Tour given in the Italian language and lasts about one hour and 40 minutes.
extra charge of 10,00 € per person in addition to the entrance ticket
Weekend and public holiday starting times (times subject to seasonal changes)
11.00 a.m. & 3.00 p.m. (4.30 p.m. from May to August, 4.00 p.m. from September to 3.30 p.m. from October)
AVAILABLE BY MID APRIL 2019

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Guided Tour ‘Superior – Botanica/Potature’

Discovering the symbolic meanings of the Garden,
the botanical heritage of the garden and
its maintenance (pruning)

This tour, in addition to the ‘Standard’ guided tour,
will give you the opportunity to access the Square of Revelations
in front of the Villa (generally closed to the public), to discover
the Botany of the Garden and the unique techniques of Valsanzibio
for the maintenance of ultra secular boxwoods

– Tour given in the Italian language and lasts about 1 hour and 40 minutes
extra charge of 10,00 € per person on the entrance ticket
Weekend and public holiday starting times (times subject to seasonal changes)
11.00 a.m. & 3.00 p.m. (4.30 p.m. from May to August, 4.00 p.m. from September to 3.30 p.m. from October)

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If you already know the symbols of the Garden, you can choose

Museum tour

Discover the families who have owned the estate over the centuries

This the second part of the visit ‘Superior – Cà Martinengo’,
joining the group at 12:15 and 16:00
(17:30 from May to August, 17:00 September, 16:30 October)

– Italian language and duration about 40 minutes
extra charge of 5,00 € per person on the entrance ticket
Weekend and public holiday starting times (times subject to seasonal changes)
12.15 p.m. & 4 p.m. (5.30 p.m. from May to August, 5 p.m. from September to 4.30 p.m. from October)
AVAILABLE BY MID APRIL 2019

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Wish to make a special gift
to special people?

Gift entry to the
Monumental Garden of Valsanzibio.

A welcome gift for lovers of Art and Nature and, at the same time, the Art and Nature of the Garden will thank you very much for your contribution.

You too will participate in the maintenance of a historical-artistic-botan asset that visitors from all over the world appreciate and admire.

For information:

340 0825844
info@valsanzibiogiardino.it

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End VI we signal…

‘VALSANZIBIO’

Preview of the book

a work written by Luigi Cerantola with photographs by Renato D’Agostin, a young Venetian photographer.

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