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Parks of Vicenza (Giardini di Vicenza) description and photos - Italy: Vicenza. Detailed information about the attraction. Description, photographs and a map showing the nearest significant objects. The title in English is Giardini di Vicenza.
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Vicenza's parks, of which there are four, have long been a favorite vacation spot for city residents and guests. Right in front of the train station, lies the Campo Marzo Park, which for many years belonged to the commune of Vicenza. The first mention of it dates back to the 13th century, when it was known as Campus Marcius. For a long time, the park was just a meadow, and in 1816, in honor of the Austrian Emperor Franz I, western plane trees were planted here, which today form the huge tunnel Viale Dalmatia. In addition to plane trees, here and there there are small groves of other trees, which gives the general impression of an English park.
Another city park, the Salvi Garden, is located on Piazzale De Gasperi. Opened to the public in 1592, it was decorated in Italian style with flower beds of strict geometric shapes and a labyrinth at the end. In 1826, it was converted into a typical English garden. Today, the Salvi Garden is surrounded by a small rivulet Seriola, whose waters reflect two graceful loggias - the Palladian Loggia of the late 16th century and the Longena Loggia, built in 1649 to meet scholars and hold philosophical debates and poetry readings.
The largest and most attractive park in Vicenza is the Querini Park on Viale Aracheli. Its wide green lawns are bisected by an alley lined with statues from the 18th century. To the left of it you can see dense thickets of acacias and plane trees. A small wooden bridge leads to a round islet, where in 1820 the architect Piovene built a pretty chapel. Mighty pines serve as the background of the park, Lebanese cedars and the bell tower of Chiesa di Aracheli.
Finally, it is worth visiting the Villa Guiccioli park on Monte Berico. The old villa, built by the architect Selva, now houses the Museum of the Risorgimento and the Resistance Movement. And the extensive park surrounding the villa is now open to the public, with about 40 tree species. The alternation of lawns and thickets of trees, varied landscapes and a complete lack of symmetry give the park the look of a romantic garden rather than a traditional English garden. A network of gravel winding paths is laid throughout its territory. It is planned that in the future the park will be used for didactic purposes.
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