Mariano Fortuny was a multifaceted versatile talented person and had a vast eclectic culture. He was a fashion and costume designer, an inventor, a photographer with a skilled eye and created many lamps, fabrics and garments. He spent many decades of his life in Venice, in Palazzo Pesaro degli Orfei, and purchased a former convent area with garden on the Giudecca island for his factory bringing it back to life
A very interesting way to discover our Venetian beauty is a visit to the secret gardens of Venice. Orchards and gardens of monasteries and convents were for centuries connected to health and its treatment. The most curious visitors loving nature will find an unusual itinerary off the beaten track.