DISCOVERING THE PARKS OF NERVI
Nervi, the small tourist resort on the edge of the city of Genoa, includes among its many natural treasures, the largest urban park on the seaside of the Mediterranean, legacies of former major farming areas.
The parks of Nervi include the great expanse of greenery made up of villas Gropallo, Serra and Grimaldi for about 92,000 square meters. The parks stretch between the sea, the promenade Anita Garibaldi carved on the cliff and the old Roman road Aurelia.
It is a complex history of romantic inspiration of great value to favorite accommodation of exotic and tropical plants, in addition to the typical Mediterranean flora.
Scenic landscapes, walks with always new perspectives, visual telescopes on the deep blue sea in the background.
In the Parks of Nervi there are a large number of exotic plants: agaves, palm trees of all kinds, cedars and Araucarias together with wonderful historic and majestic pines, olive trees and oleanders.
Wide lawns gently slope down towards the intense blue of the sea, surrounded by romantic walkways.
The Parks of Nervi in the recent past saw the extraordinary adventure of the "Festival Internazionale del Balletto di Nervi" which revealed in the years as a great idea arousing in Italy (and not only) the passion for a genre which, in the years of fascist regime, it had long opposed. At Nervi came the most important ballet companies of the world such as the Bolscioi Theater, the Grand Ballet du Marquis de Cuevas, the Royal Ballet, Ballet du XX Siècle by Maurice Béjart, the London Festival Ballet, American Ballet Theater (among others) with great interpretations of artists such as Alicia Markova, Carla Fracci, Rudolph Nureyev, Margot Fonteyn.
At Nervi there is the happy union between art and nature: palaces and villas, important museums and a landscape of exceptional natural beauty.
It will not be easy to forget the Galleria d'Arte Moderna (Modern Art Gallery) at Villa Serra, the Frugone Collections of Villa Grimaldi Fassio, the J.M. Wolfson Collection and the Luxoro Museum and the fragrances of the spectacular Rose Garden at Villa Grimaldi in May.
Many famous visitors came to Nervi in the past centuries.
Jules Michelet, Paul Valery, George Byron, Lord Bentnick, Richard Strauss, Giuseppe Verdi, , Friedrich Nietzsche, Nicholas Kalmakov, Marina Ivanovna Cvetaeva, Ernest Hemingway, Duke Ellington, Rudolf Nureyev
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