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Insider a Venezia
The Artist’s Garden

In a city famously linked by waterways, discover the wonders of an extensive private garden and the therapeutic effects of a class in botanical drawing. A horticulturist from Venice’s Wigwam Club, which safeguards the city's historic gardens, will accompany you on your 30-minute discovery tour of Grand Hotel dei Dogi’s secret garden. You will see an authentic ice house, and hear how Lorenzo Patarol planted and catalogued rare species in the early 1700s. This is followed by an hour-long expertly-tutored drawing class in the gazebo, a calm setting for sketching leaves, petals and floral shapes using the reddish-brown chalk that was favoured by Renaissance artists. Your experience ends with a healthy detox cocktail, inspired by garden botanicals.

From € 86 / person