Papadopoli Gardens

The Papadopoli Gardens was designed in 1834 by the painter and stage designer Francesco Bagnara and found place on the areas cleared by the demolition of the Church and Cloister of Santa Croce. Nowadays, the garden has become  smaller and has been divided into three parts. We can see the whole garden from the top of the bridge with the same name. The garden used to be 12,000 sqm large but it was made smaller in 1933 in order to build the Rio Nuovo, a necessary path to cope with the traffic of the Piazzale as well as that connected to the business activities of the city.