The Garden of the Carmelitani Scalzi Friars
The Venice Wines Consortium has previously created a vineyard on the island of Torcello using old vines from around Venice found in convents, orchards, gardens and other places. Now they have helped to restore the garden of the Carmelitani Scalzi friars, next to the church of Santa Maria di Nazareth in Cannaregio, better known as the church of the Scalzi, one of the most wonderful examples of Baroque architecture in Venice.
The opening took place on 20th May 2015.
This project, undertaken by the architect Giorgio Forti, has enabled the renovation and opening to the public of one of the most important places in Venice. The garden protects biodiversity in Venice and its lagoon. All the typical Venetian flowers have been planted. Seven flowerbeds gather plants of different types, including one dedicated to the vines.