The Viatori garden in Gorizia
I am very happy because spring has arrived. I think it’s a wonderful season because nature awakens from its lethargy, giving us fantastic colors and scents!
Do you also love flowers and nature? Then follow me to discover the Viatori garden
How to get to the Viatori garden?
The Viatori garden is located in Gorizia, in” Via Forte del Bosco 28″
If you arrive from the A34 motorway you must exit at Gorizia, and follow the signs for the center and then in the direction of Udine.
When you get to the Isonzo bridge, you must turn right to Piedimonte.
At this point follow the signs for the Piuma park where you will find parking.
Leave the car and walk about 200 meters. You have arrived at the Viatori garden.
Opening period of the Viatori garden
The Viatori garden is open from March to June only on Saturdays and Sundays and other holidays, from 15 to 19.
Entry is free!
At 5pm you can take the guided tour.
How was the Viatori garden born?
The garden Viatori was born in the 70s at the behest of Luciano Viatori who was a lover of botany.
His great desire was to create an English-style garden. So after various researches, he bought in Gorizia, a land of 25,000 square meters that was located on a hill.
The view was wonderful: on one side you could see the castle and on the other the mountains. (It still remains today).
Luciano designed his garden inspired by his travels in England. He created 3 levels of terraces, all connected with paths and stairs.
In the second level there was a crater generated by a bomb from the Second World War and so he had the idea of turning it into an artificial lake.
In the Viatori garden were included 500 varieties of azaleas, 150 species of rhododendrons, 300 types of rare roses, 50 streets of camellias and 120 magnolias from the collection of Lord Peter Smithers and Van Veen of Lugano.
What was Luciano Viatori’s idea?
According to Viatori, botany had to be a way to be guided by plants and to make man understand that he is part of nature.
A nature that is completely slow compared to the rhythms of people but nevertheless very fascinating.
After the death of Viatori in 2014, the garden with the testamentary will of the owner was donated to the Cassa di Risparmio Di Gorizia Foundation, which today takes care of it and opens it to the public.
If you want more information on the Cassa di Risparmio di Gorizia you can click here
If you love flowers and their scent I suggest you pay a visit to the Viatori garden!
The best time is May because you can see all the flowering species.
Here are some photos below