What makes Venetian Gothic so unique? Take an architecture tour with the Best Venice Guides to discover our favorite Gothic palazzos, including the most famous examples along the Grand Canal as well as some hidden gems.
A Venetian ballade, poetry and images. Photos of Venice, its colours, its exceptional light and reflections. Recalling the art of the past and the ancestral power of water.
The Peace Rose with its delicate ivory-yellow colour tending to cream with slightly crimson-pink edged petals is considered one of the most famous roses. Read how Mr Meilland bred the rose in France shortly before ww2 and how it survived being given different names. Admire it in a private Venetian garden.
Savor the rich scents of roses and the kaleidoscope of colours as you glide past one of the most beautiful gardens on the Grand Canal. The radiant Barnabò Garden embodies Anna, the heart and soul of this gorgeous treasure, who carefully selected and arranged each and every one of its flowers.
Discover the evolution of ‘palace gardens’ in Venice and their function over the centuries from mere vegetable gardens with fruit trees and vegetables to real botanical gardens with rare plants imported from distant places. Later on traditional gardens were replaced by English informal, romantic gardens where artificial elements were added to surprise visitors.