Parco Sigurtà -Tulip mania
I have always been a flowers maniac, also if I have not a really green thumb, I don’t know many flowers names and I don’t have big inclination for gardening…but in each place I visit I tend to spend time in parks or gardens and my only expression in these occasions is: wow-wow!!
So imagine how happy I was when Francesca asked me to go to Parco Sigurtà in the middle of the tulips season…
I have already been there few years ago in autumn and I have really good memories.
The park is just one hour drive from Vicenza and it is really simple to get there. You just have to take the A4 highway and exit in Peschiera, from there it’s really closed Valeggio Sul Mincio, where Parco Sigurtà is.
The Parco Giardino Sigurtà covers an area of 600,000 square meters, closed to the Garda Lake and it is at the border of the province of Mantova.
You can choose to visit it in different ways. On foot, by train (of about 35 minutes; € 3 per person) By bicycle (rental: € 3,00 per hour), By golf cart (renting: € 16,00 per hour on week days; € 18,00 per hour on holidays and August), By electric shuttle (€ 5,50; children of 5-14 years € 3,90; free for children below one metre in height).
Last time I choose the electric shuttle, this time the train.
The park is really huge so I suggest to start the tour by using any kind of vehicle so then you know where is worth going on foot…
Here some pics of the day ( I think sometimes a picture is worth a thousand words) if you want more information click here to see the useful website.
Nice, isn’t it?
You can’t go to The Parco Sigurtà and then not visit one of the most beautiful villages of Italy: the tiny and little Borghetto.
Borghetto is just a handful of houses, an ancient village of mills on the Mincio River.
Three watermills (still active and perfectly preserved) dot the streets, flower pots decorate the railings. Moreover, the total absence of cars, parked outside, makes this small town a pedestrian paradise.
It was really a wow-wow day!