Adventure further to Giudecca, an island, which is often ignored by the most popular tourist tracks. It is the longest island of the city, once a holiday resort adorned by gardens and vegetable gardens overlooking the lagoon.
You will find a place that seems to be inaccessible, revealing the history of industrial Venice, embellished by a magic garden. Here the story of textiles and its special creativity has been told since the 1920s. Fortuny factory is not open to the public, it was his founder’s wish to keep the production secret, whereas the showroom, the only official one in Venice, will immerse you in the fantastic world of fabrics and amazing textiles, materials, drawings, cushions, fine accessories and glass art works. The exhibited collections are refined and clearly show the signs of a sophisticated artisanship.
Once you pass a courtyard where the red brick colour contrasts with the intense green of the vegetation, a garden with a fabulous swimming pool will be revealed in front of your eyes. We visited it in winter, when nature was still asleep and we were won over.
During the full season when plants, trees and flowers explode into a bloom and everything looks new and fresh, it must be magical. Secretly hidden, protected from the wind, it is a feast of magnolias, cypresses, wisteria, climbing roses, camellias, aromatic herbs, water lilies, fauns and mythological figures. A space to enjoy with all your senses, for its scents, symmetry, nuances, silence, shapes and vividness.
The tales and anecdotes about it, which have marked its character since 1950s will make you appreciate its charm even more.
A Venetian rarity, obviously not to miss.
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