Italian Embassy’s Garden

A garden of colour and aromas

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At the first signs of spring, roses, bush lilies and begonias explode into bloom, while the numerous jasmine vines impregnate the air with their pleasant aroma.

Among the architectural ensemble of the Palácio dos Condes de Pombeiro, which was acquired by the Italian government in 1925, lies the embassy’s garden. Situated at the rear of the building, the garden stretches for more than half a hectare, reaching an obelisk in tribute to all war victims.

The space is dotted with centenarian palm trees, cypresses, weeping willows and magnolias, while miscellaneous citrus trees recall Mediterranean flavours and fragrances. Next to the imposing set of bougainvillea that adorn the perimeter wall, rows of aloes, gigantic jacaranda trees and hibiscuses delimit the grassy meadow.

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Virtual Youtube Collections

Gardens and Ambassadors — Italian Embassy’s Garden

In this virtual edition of Jardins Abertos, ambassador Carlo Formosa opens the gates of the Garden of the Italian Embassy in Lisbon and take us on a guided tour through the history of the Palace of the Counts of Pombeiro, Embassy's head office, with the melody of the Italian language and the silence and beauty of the garden.

Our virtual edition will have several collections of videos divided by theme. These will be available starting the weekends of the festival on our YouTube channel.