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Italy's most beautiful park | © SACS Fotografia
Italy's most beautiful park | © SACS Fotografia
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The Most Beautiful Park in Italy Is...

Picture of Alex Jordan
Travel Editor
Updated: 28 July 2017
Italy’s vibrant port city Genoa is officially home to the country’s most beautiful park. Villa Durazzo-Pallavicini beat out the competition to claim the title ‘Il Parco più Bello Award’ (The Most Beautiful Park Award), topping the list of over 1,000 public spaces.

The park, built between 1840 and 1846, has a stunning island pavilion and bridge offering views over perfectly manicured lawns. Closed recently for renovations, it reopened in 2016, much to the delight of locals and tourists alike.

Villa Durazzo Pallavicini Genova | © SACS Fotografia
Villa Durazzo Pallavicini Genova | © SACS Fotografia

Created by the set designer of Genoa’s opera house, the Teatro Carlo Felice, the romantic park is split into four fairy tale inspired ‘acts’ and divided by ‘scenes’. Visitors are invited to explore past lakes, streams, waterfalls, rare plants and structures inspired by Italy’s ancient past.

Villa Durazzo Pallavicini Genova | © SACS Fotografia
Villa Durazzo Pallavicini Genova | © SACS Fotografia

Not only that, Villa Durazzo-Pallavicini offers panoramic views of Portofino’s mountainous coast. This is truly a must-visit next time you’re in the Italian region of Liguria. So what’s stopping you from seeing it for yourself and getting lost in the dreamy landscape?