Parco Groggia Venice

Image by Matteo Giarraffa

Parco Groggia – Theater, ruins and pool

Hidden in the very northern corner of Venice’s Island, Parco Groggia is one of the few publicly accessible green areas of the city. I like coming here at spring when the weather starts to be nice, in order to spend some time breathing fresh air in a fascinating environment, reading a book on a bench, playing with dogs and children on the background. It is also nice spending time here in autumn, as there are ancient ruins and headstones are spread all over the garden that create a peculiar and scenographic atmosphere.

This little park is surrounded (and somehow “protected”) by walls and buildings, and I feel this makes the whole place cozier. Another reason why I like this city corner is that it represents an important venue for the citizens of Cannaregio district. Inside the park there is a toy library (“ludoteca”), which is a place where children gather after school and in summer for playing and learning, a small theater (Teatrino Groggia), and two sports associations: the Sant’Alvise swimming pool and gym, and the rowing association of Cannaregio. Once you are there, you can try spotting the rowers training in the northern lagoon in their rowing boats from the nearby waterbus stop Sant’Alvise.

Offline Venice tips? Get our iPhone / Android app!

Full Venice map?
See spots nearby?

Get our 100% offline app now!

For just $3.99

Details about this spot

Categories

Address

Calle del Capitelo, Venice

Opening Times

Mon - Fri 08:30 - 16:30

Price

Free
Last Changed Date: 2016-05-19 11:45:13 +0200 (Thu, 19 May 2016)