Exploring Parco Sigurta
Last but not least, and the personal highlight of my trip to Lake Garda, Italy, was the visit to Parco Sigurta. Take me to a beautiful park during my travels, and I will always be happy. I love spending time outdoors in nature. To me, flowers = pure joy.
Though The Sigurta Garden Park was still closed to the public due to the lockdown, our media group received exclusive privileges to visit the park. An astounding 1,000,000 tulip bulbs are planted every year in this large, 600,000-square-meter garden. Under normal circumstances, you can explore the beautifully landscaped park on foot, bicycle, or electric golf cart equipped with a GPS. I recommend the latter option as you can explore at your own pace while the system educates you about the highlights and various attractions. (Plus, it’s available in different languages.) You can also experience the park from a slow panoramic train. Group tours are also available.
The ancient history of Parco Giardino Sigurta dates back to 1407, when it was used for agriculture. Over the course of history, it was restructured by a noble family into a garden landscape and scaled up to the present size of 60 hectares.
In April, over a million tulips color the park. This floral splendor is considered one of the most prominent in Europe. It’s no surprise the park has received some prestigious awards, including:
- “The Most Beautiful Park in Italy 2013”
- “Second Most Beautiful Park in Europe 2015”
- “World Tulip Award 2019”
- “Best Attraction in the World 2020”
A trip to Lake Garda, Italy is not complete without experiencing this slice of paradise that has survived through history and thrived due to meticulous care.