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Venetian gardens: photo description (Giardini Veneziani)

Venetian gardens Park area in the historic centre of Venice, in the Castello quarter, where from 1895, the year the Festival of the Arts Venice Biennale, the main event of the biggest cultural events of the city. The gardens were broken down even Napoleon, who ordered for this purpose to drain the marshland off the coast Bacino di San Marco, a narrow Strait that separates the gardens from Piazza San Marco and the Doge's Palace.

Today in the Park there are 30 pavilions, 29 of which "belong" to certain countries and are used for exhibitions of national art during the Biennale. A 30-m pavilion, known as "Padiglione Centrale", is the main exhibition is the largest of all the pavilions. Some of the pavilions were designed by leading architects of the 20th century, including Carlo Scarpa and Alvaro Aalto, and represent a kind of architectural Museum. For example, the American pavilion built in the shape of the Capitol, a remarkable German Gothic architecture, and the Brazilian postmodernist features. Unfortunately, some of the buildings is in poor condition that has been causing criticism and discontent in society, but the country, which is given to these areas until I find the funds to repair them. In addition, it has long been talk about how to transform gardens in a more informal recreation area.

Other attractions of the gardens are numerous cats that live here and are protected by the state, and some sculpture. Of the last is called the statue of Garibaldi in the center, a monument to the patriot pier Luigi Penzo, a monument to soldiers and sailors, established in 1885, the year and celebrating the military helped during the devastating floods of 1882, the year, the monument of Richard Wagner and the monument to the great poet giosuè Carducci.