The Public Gardens of Venice are located in Castello, on the extreme southeast side of the district. Across the canal there is also the so-called Parco delle Rimembranze, together forming the 78largest green lung of Venice. Other notable attractions nearby are the Arsenale and the Naval History Museum.

Giardini Pubblici, as they are called in Italian, were laid out by order of Napoleon, and somewhere in the 19th century they were landscaped in the spirit of the elegance typical of the English style gardens. Thus, at present, the Public Gardens of Venice are a pleasant refuge for people who want to relax away from the hustle of the city. The venue is crisscrossed by numerous alleys and fitted with plenty of leisure facilities (kids’ playgrounds included). The greenery is not necessarily so spectacular, but the trees are tall and cast a wholesome and cooling shade over the alleys and benches. A particular eye-catching landmark of the Public Gardens refers to the statue of Garibaldi, located at one end of the park.

Also worth noting is the fact the Public Gardens are home to plenty of events and festivals organized throughout the year in Venice, such as the Venice Biennale of Architecture (which is a section, so to speak, of the Venice Biennale).

Giardini Pubblici (Public Gardens)
Viale Trento, Castello, Venice, Italy
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