Luxuriant, colourful, secret gardens, mirroring the harmony between nature and converted space; a form of art tied to the land. For centuries gardens have exercised a captivating influence on illustrious poets, artists, painters and aristocrats, through their extraordinary ability to become places pleasing the eye and harmony.
They are the perfect spots for savouring a direct relationship with the natural elements, for experiencing the passing of the seasons.
A miniature world with its own laws and its own features. Guardian of the biological cycle of plants and trees and their inhabitants. Nature is the inspirational muse but also an art, and so the garden becomes a place where light, space and matter are reconciled.
I would like to dedicate this story to the Parco Giardino Sigurtà. Even if it is not based in Emilia, it is a place particularly dear to me for the joyful moments I spent as a child with my family on a spring Sunday.
It is closed to the public, as we know well for the Coronavirus emergency. I think it’s still worth dreaming and thinking about the visit we will make when we see it live. In the meantime, let our imagination guide us towards the exploration of this enchanted living picture.
The Parco Giardino Sigurtà is located in Valeggio sul Mincio (VR) and is an ideal place to experience the direct relationship with the natural elements as the seasons pass. The Parco Giardino Sigurtà dates back to 1407 even if at that time it was a crop field. We have to wait until 1941 to see the garden under the ownership of the Sigurtà family to take its final shape. During the years Giuseppe Carlo Sigurtà began the renewal of the vast work.
As you may have guessed, we are faced with a great passion and devotion that animated Giuseppe Carlo Sigurtà, who not only made the garden beautiful but enlarged it to reach the current 60 hectares. A devotion that continues today with the Sigurtà family.
In 1990 it was made the Horizontal Sundial, designed to be valid for 26,000 years, and in 2011, after six years in the making, the Maze was inaugurated, a path winding through an area of 2,500 square metres planted with 1,500 yew trees.