Wednesday, May 29, 2013

A hidden Venetian garden

My Australian penpal, Neil, has been traveling again, this time to Italy. He sent me photos of this hidden garden in Venice that I just had to share with you!
The Palazzo Soranzo Cappello dates to the late 16th century and now houses the architecture authority for Venice, Belluno, Padua, and Treviso.
The house is beautiful but it's the garden that steals the show.
This classical folly anchors the end of a lush, green garden.
A closeup reveals a brick structure with worn stucco covering to appear as stone.
I love the Italian mindset as to preservation (the Palazzo was recently restored);  Let it look old, it doesn't need to look brand new like in Paris.
Maybe it's the architect in me but I need some sort of architectural anchor to give a garden interest.
Aren't these blooms spectacular?
You would never guess this was in the heart of Venice!
Perfect spot for a picnic.
The gardens are open to the public during office hours.
 Be sure to check it out on your next Venetian getaway!


Loi Thai, Tone on Tone said...

Just wonderful! Especially the folly and statues!!

Mark D. Ruffner said...

I like that folly, even more so that it was allowed to show some antiquity.

Karen Albert said...

The secret garden, perfect for a rendezvous touring to see the flowers, statuary, and the folly!

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deana sidney said...

There are few things in the world more magical than secret gardens... lovely!

Rick said...

This is incredible! I spent 7 weeks in Venice in 2010 and somehow I never encountered this. (I guess that's why it's a "hidden" garden.) Thanks for sharing!

Toby Worthington said...

Wonderful, Stefan! Many thanks for this unexpected