📍 🇮🇹 Crossing the Adige into the gardens..
Here, just cross the river Adige, leave all these churches and tombs behind, and allow yourself to wander in the Giusti gardens with your new friend Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749-1832). These gardens were designed in 1580 but does it matter? Seriously?
Back to Goethe for our own good.
On September 17th 1786, to be exact, the German novelist ended a three-day tour of Verone with these tender words:
"This Giusti garden is admirably situated and has enormous cypresses, all of which raise their sharp tops in the air. Probably the yews that are trimmed into a point in the gardens of the North are imitations of this superb product of nature. A tree whose branches, from the base to the top, the oldest as well as the newest, reach for the sky, a tree that lasts its three hundred years, is well worth venerating. Given the time when the garden was established, the trees must have reached this age..."
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>> Goethe, "Italian Travels", 1786