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Park

The Villa dei Cedri owes its name to the majestic coniferous trees that once shaded the entrance gate and now grow embedded in the public park.

 

A first part of the park west of the villa, covering an area of about 10,000 square metres, is a classic example of a 19th century English landscape park. Various footpaths lead the visitor through the imposing ornamental vegetation, which consists mainly of centuries-old evergreen trees (holm oaks, magnolias, beeches, ash trees, oaks, palm trees) and conifers (cedars, cypresses, douglas firs, badgers, redwoods).

 

The second part of the park, with an area of about 7’000 square meters, extends over a slope on the east side of the villa, where agricultural production and cultivation are carried out. The still visible walls define the original position of the greenhouse, the washhouse, the vegetable garden and the chicken coops. Most of the area is still used today for the production of wine – the official wine of Bellinzona city – and counts some fruit trees.

 

In the 1930s, in the south of the park, in front of the veranda, a formal garden called "Italian-style" was created, with flower beds surrounding a central fountain.

Opening times of the gardens 

Summer: 7:00 am - 8:00 pm (from 1 April to 30 September)

Winter: 7:00 am - 6:00 pm (from 1 October to 31 March)