When spring comes, nature in Venice glows thanks to its more than five hundred gardens. Here is a selection of five gardens that are open to the public and that are found inside some of the most beautiful historic palaces where important cultural institutions are hosted.


  • Such is the case of Ca’ Rezzonico, facing the Grand Canal, centre of the the Venetian 18th Century Museum. On the inside of the palace, a superb garden is concealed. Restored by the architect Giorgio Bellavitis, it has been recently renewed.
  • From Campo Santo Stefano to Campo San Vidal, the visitor walks through a green corridor, part of the spacious garden of Palazzo Franchetti, frequently embellished with a display of artworks.
  • Another historic Venetian garden is that of Palazzetto Bru Zane, home of the Centre de musique romantique française, inhabited by cherubs, roses and hortensias.
  • One garden that can’t be missed is that of the Fondazione Querini Stampalia designed by the famous Venetian architect Carlo Scarpa. The visit to the garden is included in the tour of the palace.
  • The garden in the backyard of Fontego dei Turchi is perfect for a meditative break. This historic palace is now home to the Natural History Museum.