The Venerosi Pesciolini Gardens

theatre of memories and a space for calm reflection


The Garden was planted in 1932 and was a project of Franco Venerosi Pesciolini, Ginevra’s grandfather, who was inspired by the designs of Renaissance Italian gardens. The garden used to be an orchard until the end of the 19th century. It is notable for its topiary, its symmetry and the copse of veteran holm oaks enveloping it, these large trees are unusual in this kind of garden. A magnificent telescopic series of cypress arches runs through the middle of the garden leading the gaze to Pomona, a 19th century terracotta sculpture. Walking down the gallery of holm oaks is an evocative experience and every corner of the garden has a special intimacy and atmosphere.
This oasis of peace and elegance follows the aesthetic canons  of the classic late-renaissance period.

You can find three plants in the garden that are sacred according to the Hebrew, Christian and Muslim traditions; Seth, the third son of Adam after Cain and Abel placed three seeds in the mouth of his dead father. Three sacred plants sprung from these seeds, the cypress, the olive tree and the cedar of Lebanon. 
There is also a sculpture by Immacolata Datti made of terracotta and wood inspired by the Metamorphoses of Ovid, Permanent Installation.
The garden of Ghizzano is a perfect harmony of colours, smells, stasis and movement, a timeless meeting point between art and nature, an ode to life in all its forms.

We organize private events in the garden, and elegant marriages and of course our wine and olive oil tasting tours pass through here.
We look forward to showing you this natural treasure, where timeless beauty and singular details will leave you speechless in wonder.