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The majestic palace that was once the city, near Piazza delle Erbe, has housed the District Court for a long time, a monument of which the citizens of Verona are justifiably proud. It is an imposing complex, with a nearly square shape and a great central courtyard.
The Giardino Giusti contains all the features of a typical Renaissance garden: geometrical layout of flowerbeds and hedgerows, fountains, grottos, mask, mythological statues, avenues of cypresses and a maze. Mozart, Goethe, kings and emperors have all visited this garden, which, for four centuries has been one of the most beautiful and well-visited in the whole of the Veneto. The garden, designed by Agostino Giusti as a setting for the villa which bears his name, is made up of three sections: a lawn, a wooded hill with a ravine and cliff and landscaped terraces with a belvedere.
The Arche Scaligere cemetery is only visible through the fencing which encloses it. It is one of the city's most fascinating monuments and a masterpiece of Veronese Gothic architecture. It consists of the monumental tombs of the Veronese nobility, and is closed off in an area which is adjacent to the church of Santa Maria Antica. Several of the tombs stand out on account of their imposing structures and rich decoration. Amongst these are the tombs of Cangrande I, Mastino II, Cansignorio and Alberto I. Others do not even bear the names of those who are interred within them, however, they are known to contain the remains of the likes of Bartolomeo, Alboino, Cangrande II, Mastino I and Giovanni della Scala, nephew of Bartolomeo.
Parco Giardino Sigurtà is one of the most beautiful in the world. It covers half a million meters square with over seven kilometers of track which can only be covered by car or by coach. The visitors, having parked their cars, are free to discover the many delights the park has to offer such as the hedges pruned in surreal shapes the broom path, the tanks of aquatic plants. Three places however, combine the beauty of nature with the sound of music: melodic sounds near the Eremo, spiritual sounds near the votive cave and classical music in the woods. A truly memorable experience.
Ambiente Parco is a beautiful park that is buzzing with a wide range of activities and programs for all ages from exhibitions and seminars about ecological and nature preservation to sports and fun contests fro children. The park also has a restaurant and is open to educational tours.