Park in the southeast of Venice
The beautiful park with palm trees, acacias and plane trees and numerous statues and viewpoints over the lagoon was first created under Napoleon. The lush green of the park surrounded by the walls, canals and stone buildings of Venice invites visitors to go on a leisurely stroll away from the main tourist routes. Since the Biennale was founded, the exhibition pavilions of different countries can be found here. The pavilions are only accessible during the Biennale but are a real sight nonetheless and worth a short visit. The pavilions’ different styles are particularly attractive. The styles to be admired range from the Gründerzeit in the 19th century (the Russian pavilion) to Classicism (the Italian Pavilion), commercial buildings (the Austrian Pavilion) and modern glass pavilions.
Further east the Public Gardens are bordered by the residential area of Sant’Elena. Those who want to look at daily life in Venice away from the tourist district should take a short walk through the streets.
Landing stage: Giardini