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Villa Belgiojoso Garden
Continuing our walk towards Via Marina, we will reach Via Palestro, where, on the left, we find the entrance to the third stop on our itinerary: the Garden of Villa Belgiojoso.
Once the garden of Villa Comunale, it is a stunning example of an "English" garden, designed in the late 1700s by Leopold Pollark and restored in 1999. As soon as we enter we can spot important tree species such as the false lotus and the coffee tree.
To the right, on the other hand, the view opens up towards the large lawn facing the neoclassical facade of the villa, which today houses the Gallery of Modern Art.
Art and nature continue to mingle throughout the park, as can be seen along the central pond, where the small circular temple dedicated to "Amore" (Love), a work by 18th-century work by Ettore Silva, can be glimpsed, or in the shadier part of the garden, where we find the Pavilion of Contemporary Art and two groups of sculptures by Adolfo Wildt and Fausto Melotti.