Gorizia Contemporary Public Gardens

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The city of Gorizia is home to numerous gardens and parks, historic as well as contemporary. Among the latter there are the following:

Parco di Piuma Isonzo
Built in 1985, it covers 79 acres with themed areas, some of which are part of an “instructional-naturalistic” itinerary along the right bank of the Isonzo River – extremely interesting also from a wildlife point of view.

Basaglia Park
It dates back to 1900 and extends over 18 acres. Originally annexed to a health facility, it features several avenues connecting some buildings damaged during the Great War and rebuilt by Italy, in 1933. Those avenues are decorated with tall trees and shrubs. There is also a rich fauna: squirrels, peaks and hares. The garden was named after dr. Franco Basaglia, promoter of contemporary psychiatry, who worked in Gorizia’s hospital compound.

Parco della Rimembranza dates back to 1923. Some 6,2 acres contains the monuments of many people who died for their country; there’s one dedicated to the Wolves of Tuscany, the monument to the fallen of the Julia Division, and a memorial to Vittorio Locchi, Giovanni Maniaco, Emilio Cravos who were executed by the Austrians. In the centre of the park, there are the ruins of a round temple destroyed in 1944. On the right side of the main avenue, there is a stone monument commemorating the many victims of Nazi deportations.

The urban park of the castle dates back to 1993 and looks like a sort of a natural oasis covering some 9 acres. It used to be the municipal nursery, while today it is a bright example of a Collio Goriziano, which has enriched the surrounding landscape since the end of WWII.
There are walkways, large recreation areas, rest areas and drinking fountains.
Its strategic position near the Gorizia Castle offers a very good view of Castagnevizza, Panovec and the other surrounding hills.

The Park of Campagnuzza-S. Andrea was reclaimed and massively enhanced in 2002. It covers some 5 acres divided into four areas: the recreation area, the escarpment, the floodplain, and the riverbed of the Isonzo river. The paths, the benches and all the furnishings are consistently placed and without impacting with the fauna and flora.

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