When I walk down Venice, I see water, boats, stones and bricks everywhere. Their beauty is, of course, unbelievable, but I often miss gardens and parks; the city is not that green-friendly.
Luckily walking to the east, at the island’s borders, there is a green oasis, parco delle rimembranze. To come here takes a bit of time, the spot is far from the main routes but is also very close to the biennale pavillons.
The park is long and sprinkled with cluster pines, sometimes interrupted by football and basket fields, where either children and adults play at any time of the day, usually mixed.
Between the trees there is a big lawn with a small hill, where I love to go in my spare time for picnics with friends, to relax, or even to study; the view from here is amazing, over the trees it opens up a wide panorama of Venice and its southern and eastern islands (Giudecca and Lido).
There are even dedicated areas for training outside and one long path that cross all the gardens – perfect for jogging.
Parco delle rimembranze is mostly frequented by locals because of its position, in the middle of sestriere Castello, where most of native Venetian people live. Don’t miss Venice’s green soul!