Dating back to ancient times
The city is full of canals, narrow streets (Calli) and historic buildings that are intertwine with each other as well as full of green areas and gardens Venice hidden behind the facades of the buildings. The tradition of Venetian gardens dates back to ancient times when, in case of war, the city was to be totally independent.
Having had an attraction for Byzantium and the Eastern, many venetian gardens were created with the Byzantine-style with the central well. Over the centuries, Venice broaden their horizons to the mainland with the acquisition of new real estate holdings. Thanks to continuous contacts with foreign courts, particularly with France, grew more and more the French decoration taste.
With the fall of the Serenissima and the advent of Napoleon, were created the first public gardens, like the gardens at Castello now home of the Biennale. Green spaces in Venice were never abandoned and are still lovingly and jealously preserved by the Venetians.
Venetian garden with medieval cloisters
Gardens and medieval cloisters (Redentore, San Francesco della Vigna, San Michele in Isola, Vecchia Scuola della Misericordia), gardens of the palace (Ca’ Zenobio, Ca’ Tron, Ca’ Rezzonico, Contarini dal Zaffo, Ca’ Morosini del Giardin), nineteenth-century gardens (Papadopoli Savorgnan Foundation Groggia, Rizzo Patarol, the former royal gardens of San Marco and Napoleonic di Castello), contemporary gardens (garden Scarpa Fondazione Querini Stampalia, San Giorgio Maggiore, the Murano Glass Museum), gardens and orchards of islands (San Francesco del Deserto, Erasmo, San Lazzaro degli Armeni, gardens Liberty Lido).