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My adventure to discover other places in my region Veneto led me to the Sigurtà Park.
I’ve always seen a lot of advertisement about Sigurta Park, but, you know, when something is near us, you never really have the trouble to go and visit it because, at least in my case, I think it will always be there ready for when I want. Anyway, let’s say that thanks to the lockdown and the fact that I could only travel in my region (Veneto) I decided to finally visit this fantastic park.
Where is Sigurta’ park?
The park is between two regions, Lombardia and Veneto precisely in the municipality of Valleggio Sul Mincio; around 30km from Verona and 25km from Mantova.
History about the park
The history of the park dates back to 1407 when the owner was the Contarini family. The park, at that time, was a farm with crops, animals there were also houses for farmers, a Domus for the family and a secret garden for the family to relax. Over the years the property has changed a lot of owners and everyone has made changes to the park. The most significant change was the use of water from the Mincio River to irrigate the fields and the park that each year became larger. Around 1902 the park suffered a bad degradation due to internal disputes of the family owner. In 1941 the park was sold to the Sigurtà family. Thus began a great work of redevelopment of the park; thanks to the irrigation of the Mincio (the previous owner forgot this right) the hills returned green, the flowers began to bloom and the buildings, now ruined, were renewed and brought to their own glory. The original park of 22 hectares has become 60 hectares like what we see today.
The actual owner of the Sigurtà park is still the Sigurtà family and it became one of the most beautiful parks of Italy and Europe winning many awards. The park each year host many visitors from all over the globe and it is a perfect stop for a relaxing day inside this beautiful and majestic park.
Finally, in June 2021 I decided to drive over to Valleggio Sul Mincio and visiting the beautiful park. Since the park is very big there are many ways to visit it.
Personally, I like to walk so I decided on the last option but be prepared because if you want to see every corner of the park is a really long walk. I arrived at the park around 11:30 and spent the whole day inside snooping, sniffing flowers and taking pictures. As soon as you enter the park you are immersed in the colours and scents and it seems to be in another place. With the ticket, you will also have a map of the park where the places "not to be missed", "historical places" and places for children are emphasized.
Things to do
Curiosity about the park
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