27 December 2023 Staff

Christmas holidays in the Monumental Garden of  Valsanzibio

Christmas holidays

in the Monumental

Garden of  Valsanzibio

Extraordinary opening from December 23rd to January 7th 2024

Thinking of an exciting way to end
this year or to start the new year?
Treat yourself to a walk in the
Monumental Garden of Valsanzibio,…

the Garden of Rebirth

Every day (except Christmas Day)
from 11:00 to 16:30 (last recommended entry 15:00/15:30)

Possibility to visit the Monumental Garden independently,
everyone will be given general information on the symbolic meaning
of the Garden and a brochure with historical information and a map
of the Garden with recommended route.

Labyrinth path open with surveillance staff

At the Ancient Stable you can toast the holidays with
spritz, Serprino and Prosecco…hot chocolate, tea and ‘vin brulè’.
Furthermore, you can express your wishes and good intentions
for 2024 in the corner dedicated at the Ancient Stables.

Entrance to the Garden
(including access to the labyrinth’s central turret)
Adults € 12,00 – children/boys up to 14 years old € 6,50
Extra ticket for the labyrinth path = € 4,00 per adult
(minors free, but accompanied – at least one adult for every 3 minors)

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Monumental Garden of Valsanzibio

The beauty of being in the open air immersed
in art, nature and beauty

Walking among trees makes people better.
Plants are food and medicine for the soul.

We are looking forward to have you, we are open every day

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Please, pay close attention to our regulation (click HERE to consult the GARDEN REGULATIONS) because this seventeenth-century garden is considered, of its kind, one of the most important artistic monuments in the world, but, like all ancient works of art IT IS VERY DELICATE. In particular, we ask for special cooperation from parents in supervising their youngsters by making them understand that this is not a playground, but an environment that cannot support their normal and, in other circumstances, fine youthful exuberance…PLEASE IS It is STRICTLY FORBIDDEN to throw pebbles or stones into the fishponds/water areas of the garden, pay close attention to your children/teenagers in compliance with the rules…thanks for your kind and indispensable collaboration.

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to the many visitors who again this year

have chosen to visit the Valsanzibio Monumental Garden

and in doing so taking part in its preservation.


for the beautiful phrases you have left in the book of dedications.

Knowing that this place is exciting after 350 years is a great satisfaction for all the staff, and repays the hard work required to protect a historic and unique asset like this.

It was an important year for the Monumental Garden of Valsanzibio, which this year saw its project presented for the European Call dedicated to Historic Gardens win the highest score in all of Italy.

The desire is to bring this baroque destination of over 350 years to offer ever higher and international tourist standards.

The greatest efforts so far have been concentrated in the care of the plants, which between drought and parasites attacking the boxwood (a real botanical heritage of the Garden) the work is so much and tiring. If European aid is confirmed (the conditional is a must) it will be possible to tackle extraordinary works that will benefit this magical and unique place in the world.

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“My grandfather Armando deserves the credit for having repaired the disasters caused by the military occupation and the forced abandonment of the last war (1943-1946). My Father Fabio has the merit of having restored all 33 water points in the Garden compromised by eighty years of progressive impoverishment of the natural springs, with a system that allows 70% of water to be recycled.
To me, in addition to the commitment to continue to pass on this superlative reality to posterity, also the goal of making this pearl of our culture known worldwide. And in a few years great satisfactions have been achieved, with tourists coming from all over the world”
Armando Pizzoni Ardemani, manager of the ‘Tenuta Valsanzibio’.

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Walking among trees

makes people better.

Plants are food and

medicine for the soul.

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You want to give a special gift

to special people?

Give as a gift the entry to

the Monumental Garden of Valsanzibio.

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

You will also participate in the maintenance of a historical-artistic-botanical treasure that visitors from all over the world appreciate and admire.

These are the gift possibilities:

A. Entrance to the Garden
– Duration time = we recommend no less than 60 minutes.
At the entrance you will be given a brochure with a map of the Garden, with a recommended route and some historical-artistic explanations. You will be able to visit the entire historical-artistic area (the Allegorical Garden), the botanical area, and you will be able to access the labyrinth only from the central turret, with a panoramic view.

B. Entrance to the Garden and access to the labyrinth path.
– Duration time = we recommend no less than 80/90 minutes..
All as in ‘A.’ and in addition you will be able to enter the labyrinth path (only in the presence of our security staff and by prior agreement with the ticket office on the access time).

For information and requests:


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INFINE VI segnaliamo…


Preview of the book

un opera scritta da Luigi Cerantola con fotografie di Renato D’Agostin, giovane fotografo veneziano che ha già esposto in prestigiose gallerie d’arte internazionali, tra cui Venezia, New York, Parigi. Alcuni sui scatti realizzati nel Giardino di Valsanzibio appaiono anche sulla facciata dell’antico Casino di caccia denominato Cà Martinengo (clicca sopra per conoscere Ca’ Martinengo).

Da VALSANZIBIO è stato tratto il Codice di Valsanzibio, un libro realizzato secondo tecniche monastiche antiche e composto di 26 grandi pagine (cm. 23,5 x 32) esposte in sequenza. In quest’opera i 24 Sonetti del poeta Luigi Cerantola, che prendono avvio dal Sonetto “Curioso viator che in questa parte” inciso sulla gradinata che dal Giardino di Valsanzibio immette al Piazzale delle Rivelazioni in fronte a Villa Barbarigo Pizzoni Ardemani (clicca La Scalinata del Sonetto), sono calligrafati su carta giapponese e tutte le 26 pagine sono dipinte da Alessio Mancino.

Il codice è in linea alla tradizione classica (vedi le Très Riches Heuresdu Duc de Berry del 1415 circa) che intendeva dar veste solenne e imperitura ad un testo calligrafandolo e miniandolo.

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Tutte le attività che si svolgono all’interno del Giardino di Valsanzibio, se non specificato altrimenti, prevedono il regolare ingresso al giardino ed il pagamento del biglietto.

For further information, follow the updates HERE under ‘NEWS’ or go to our page of Facebook: Giardino Barbarigo Valsanzibio.