The last time I observed a map of Venice to examine the northern part of Cannaregio, I noticed a tiny park in the surroundings of the church Sant’Alvise.
I was curious and searched the park on the internet: actually this park was once part of a larger property (Palazzo Donà, destroyed in 1823) and you can still find a theater from the 16th century (once used for archery, today for theatrical performances) and single arches in gothic style; furthermore there’s a swimming pool and rowing club.
It’s a public park und thus open all day long: A true oasis in the heart of Venice where you can enjoy a picnic and the unusual tranquility.
How to get there
Parco Villa Groggia
Line 4.1.,4.2.,126.96.36.199. – Stop Sant’Alvise
Piacere, mi chiamo Beatrice!
I grew up in the heart of the Alps, in Innsbruck, and decided in 2012 to move from the snowy Tyrolean peaks to the Venetian lagoon.
The travel-bug bit me during an Erasmus stay in France and so I decided after my University studies to start a backpack adventure through Canada.
After one year I said “good bye” to the American continent and moved to Venice (What you do for love!) and searched for a possibility to combine my passion for languages, travelling, culture and reading.
The solution? Four years ago I passed the governmental exam here in Italy to become a licensed tour leader and then a tour guide. Since then I’m guiding visitors through this fascinating city.