Not far from the scenic beauty of Peschiera del Garda on Lake Garda is the sprawling Parco Giardino Sigurtà, or Sigurtà Park.
The park covers 60 hectares, and was originally the private grounds of the 17th century Villa Maffei. Later, the land was cultivated into the beautiful gardens we see today. Attractions include a large maze of hedgerows, the long Avenue of Roses, the Stone of Eternal Youth, and some historic buildings in the park.
In the early spring, Sigurtà Park's million tulips bloom in profusion, during an always-anticipated event known as “Tulip Mania.”
Sigurtà Park is about 19 miles west of Verona, almost due south of the town of Peschiera del Garda. It's open from March-November (exact dates vary by year) from 9am-6pm. Tickets cost €12 for adults, €6.50 for children ages 5-14, €9.50 for seniors, and children under 5 get in for free. If you visit during Tulip Mania, tickets cost €16 for adults (including seniors) and €11 for children ages 5-14.