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The Grand Tour and Giardino Giusti

The Grand Tour consisted of a journey to the major European cities and areas of artistic and cultural interest. It began to spread significantly between the 18th and the 19th centuries and was an essential part of the education of young people from good families. 


With the spread of the practice of the Grand Tour, Giusti Garden became a 'mandatory stop' for all the great travellers passing through Verona: all the artists, poets, and crowned heads admired the Giusti Garden.  



It was at the end of the 14th century that the Giusti family, of Tuscan origin, moved to Verona to develop the wool dyeing industry.



In 1406, Provolo Giusti purchased an area adjoining the ancient Via Postumia; here, for two centuries, the Giusti family used the space of the present garden to boil cauldrons in which wool was processed. In the 16th century, the settlement was converted into a representative palace in the style of Sanmicheli.