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Giardino di Valsanzibio
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Reviewed 30 April 2017

What a beautiful and peaceful spot. The historic gardens are beautifully maintained; the fountains and statues well worth taking time to admire and the labyrinth fun for both adults and children to wander through. Don't miss seeing Rabbit Island. But most noteworthy was Diane's Doorway, which once served as the entrance for the elegant 17th century villa.

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Thanks a lot for your visit and for the nice words

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Reviewed 11 April 2017

Came across this wonderful place while visiting a nearby vineyard.
Really beautiful in early spring so will be stunning when everything is in full bloom.
The maze is great fun and there is a small moated island inhabited by huge rabbits !!
Will definitely return only next visit to this part of Italy.

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Reviewed 27 November 2016

worth to be seen definitely, excellent maintained and continuing to attract lovers of the rime of marvelous gardens. a must see for everybody in the close region

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Reviewed 16 October 2016

The Venetian style mooring posts are still in place outside the river entrance to the Villa Barbarigo but the days are long gone when you could have arrived by boat. Instead the pedestrian entrance off to one side is like entering the garden via the back door!

The garden is a mixture of formal and informal sections with a central axis running from the former river entrance to the far end of the garden with a main cross path leading to the Villa itself. As with many historic villas the building today seems to be unoccupied as all the windows had the shutters closed so it’s unlikely that anyone lives in it now.

Plenty of water features – large ponds on the central axis with black swans demanding food from visitors, so bring some bread rolls from your hotel breakfast! There are several fountains and Rabbit Island where rabbits run free but are confined to the island.

Significantly there is a huge maze in the garden and it is extremely challenging. The hedges are thick and above head height so one simply has to follow the paths and hope you manage to get out! Two of our party got into a state of panic as they couldn’t find their way out and had to be guided by colleagues overlooking the maze from a central tower. Having passed the emergency exit five minutes earlier and then coming across it again my wife and I (followed by two Germans who decided that we knew what we were doing) opted for the easy way out without actually finding the correct exit. Great fun but don’t let the kids in by themselves, unless you want an hour’s peace that is!”

Apart from the formal central structure to the garden there are also more open areas reminiscent of a city park.

The former stable block serves as a small souvenir shop and there are toilets there as well.

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Reviewed 22 August 2016

These gardens are indeed nice and quite impressive. Very relaxing to walk around, it gives an impression on how people used to live in those days. There is a maze as well and it is cool and actually quite difficult to get out off, so for anyone that likes a challenge ... I agree with other reviewers, that the price of 10 Euro is a bit much. For that reason I will only give 3 stars.

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