Among the colored petals and the scents of the Vittoriale degli Italiani park
Regardless of the news on the news, while everything was closed, spring exploded in the Vittoriale park in Gardone Riviera (BS). An almost unexpected magnificence, made of bright colors, velvety petals and penetrating perfumes. An ecstasy of the senses, a deafening beauty.
Just below the Prioria, Gabriele d’Annunzio’s house-museum, have blossomed further 500 varieties of roses. Flowers with ancient and aristocratic names, linked to the work of the most important breeders worldwide and chosen in an ideal path that brought the ancient flowerbeds back to life, dedicating them to the countries visited by the Vate, in his travels or through the pages of his works. So there are the “very british” buds of the Geltrude Jekyll, from which an ancient rose essence is obtained, hybridized by Davin Austin, as well as the creations of his illustrious compatriots Harkness, Peter Beales and Josefh Hardwick Pemberton (aka Reverendo Pemberton).
Phase 2. Walk among the roses at the Vittoriale degli Italiani
And then the French glamor of the Dioressence, one of Delbard’s wonders, with lilac-colored flowers that smell of geranium, musk and wood, dedicated to the essence of Christian Dior, not far from those of the Terracotta of Meilland. And again, echoes from Germany with the fragrance and ancient charm of the MidSummer of Tantau and from overseas with the Scentimental, winner of the prestigious AARS, Americann Rose Selection, created by Tom Carruth.
A journey to the world that has its ideal center in the Vittoriale, however the rose Gabriele d’Annunzio, Italian, voluptuous, created by Barni and at the center of the cultural tourism project
# L-ODO-ROSA, wanted by Giordano Bruno Guerri, president of the Vittoriale degli Italiani and by architect Sabina Antonini, with the collaboration of Beatrice Barni, of the historic family of Pistoia breeders and rose expert Andrea Pagani.
It can be visited from 18 May, international museum day and the date of the reopening of the Vittoriale, together with its park, winner as the most beautiful park in Italy 2012, which covers an area of 10 hectares, for this reason it does not present any problems as regards social distances. An opportunity also to return to Gardone Riviera and on the Brescia Riviera of Lake Garda.
Vittoriale degli Italiani, via del Vittoriale 12, Gardone Riviera (BS) tel. 0365.296511
Hours: 10-18.30, the ticket office closes at 17
Entrance to the park for reopening is reduced to 8 euros (online ticket, bottega.vittoriale.it)
The L-ODO-ROSA project had the contribution of the Lombardy Region.