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The Palazzo and Garden Giusti: photos, description (Palazzo e Giardino Giusti)

The Palazzo and Garden Giusti is a luxurious Palace and Park complex, located on the slopes of the hill on the Eastern outskirts of Verona, a few dozen meters from Piazza ISolo and a 10-minute walk from the Amphitheatre. Built in the late 16th century the Palace has a classical U-shaped, which was traditional for country estates of the era. It bears the name of the Tuscan Giusti family, which moved to Verona in the 15th century. And at the end of the 16th century, a Scion of the family of Prince Agostino Giusti and became the founder of house and garden, received European fame. Unfortunately, the architect of this creation remains unknown.

The vast Park, surrounding the Palazzo in 1580, is composed of many terraces and gazebos. Despite the fact that during its history it was altered many times (the last redesign was conducted in the 1930s), today's Giusti Garden is considered one of the most beautiful examples of garden architecture in Italy. On its territory you can see a fountain with figures of dolphins and the fountain of red marble, antique statues and unique stone mascaron standing on top of a hill and once spewing from its bowels fire. The oldest part of the Park, dated to the 14th century and having a regular geometric shape, located next to the fountains and surrounded by rows of cypresses. In the Western part of the Park is a 4 square beds, surrounded by avenues of trees. Here is a fountain with dolphins, towering pagan statue of Minerva and the figure of Apollo. The Eastern part of the Park is divided only into two zones. In the first, divided into 4 triangular flowerbeds and a small fountain of red Verona marble, and the second is the hedge maze, designed in 1786 and is today one of the few left in the province of Veneto. Garden Giusti seen in his lifetime many famous visitors, wandering in awe in his alleys, Goethe, Cosimo de ' Medici III, Mozart, the Emperor Alexander I and others. And now here like to walk the inhabitants of Verona and the many tourists that are from the uppermost part of the garden you can enjoy stunning views of the city and its surroundings.