Once in Giardino Giusti, prepare yourself for an unforgettable sensory and spiritual experience; century-old trees, ancient epigraphs, the Renaissance symbolism of the Italian garden will allow you to immerse yourself in the aesthetic atmosphere of the sixteenth century when the garden was home to one of the most prestigious academies of the city. It was praised by illustrious personalities, such as Goethe and Chateaubriand. From the same cultural climate originates the nearby church of S. Maria in Organo, adorned with frescoes by Francesco and Domenico Morone, Giovanni Caroto, and Nicolò Golfino. The wooden intarsia in the choir and the sacristy, defined by Vasari “the most beautiful in Italy”, is a source of pride for the city (some of its parts are particularly enigmatic and interesting from a philosophical point of view). The space in front of the church is Piazza Isolo, recently renovated. Quite different from how it used to be in the past, it reminds us of a time of mills, busy traders and craftsmen along the secondary course of Adige, boats sailing down it, the palaces of the nobles reflected in the water. A time gone but immortalised in the paintings of vedutisti such as Bellotto and Van Wittel.
The tour ends in another corner of Veronetta rich in history, art and curiosities: S. Tomaso Cantuariense where the spirit of the young Mozart still lingers around the famed organ that he himself signed, and Ponte Nuovo del Popolo. From this bridge that joins Veronetta to Verona, observe the flow of the water, the hourglass that counts our time, and so remember: Adige, a river that has seen devastating floods and political conflicts, but above all, a river that has always been a source of life and civilisation.