Secret Gardens: Venetian Palazzo Garden of Contessa Anna Barnabo

Venice is a city of sumptuous beauty, rich history and secrets hidden behind elegant palazzo walls. One of those hidden gems of Venice is the exquisite garden at the palazzo Cappelo Malipiero Barnabò  on the Grand Canal. The verdantly lush palazzo Barnabò  garden was designed by the Contessa Anna Barnabò, and has been featured in several garden design books and on film. Capped statue venetian garden of countess Barnabo's  palazzo | The Decorating Diva, LLC During our recent visit to Venice the BlogTour Milan team had the privilege of experiencing a private tour of palazzo Barnabò  and its storied garden. The private home and garden tour led by Cristina Gregorin of Slow Venice gave the team an exclusive view into a world usually hidden from the average visitor to Venice.  Aside from the obvious delight in seeing such beauty at the Malpiero Barnabò  palazzo, we were all enamored with the charming, elegant and graceful Contessa Barnabò as she shared not only her home with us, but her beautiful memories of life in the palazzo and her treasured garden. Countess Barnabo garden fountain and statues against Venetian palazzos | The Decorating Diva, LLC Garden fountain statue niche in Venice garden of Barnabo palazzo | The Decorating Diva, LLC Palazzo Barnabo garden fountain statues situated in corner | The Decorating Diva, LLC 17th & 18th Century garden statues in secret Venetian garden | The Decorating Diva, LLC Grand Canal views from Venice palazzo gardens of Countess Anna Barnabo | The Decorating Diva, LLC Flute playing garden statue at Venetian palazzo | The Decorating Diva, LLC Wrought iron garden furniture situated with Grand Canal view at Barnabo palazzo | The Decorating Diva, LLC Barnabo palazzo apartments overlooking hidden garden | The Decorating Diva, LLC Garden urn with overflowing vines at Barnabo palazzo | The Decorating Diva, LLC Green wrought iron table and chairs charmingly nestled within a vine covered iron gazebo and trellis | The Decorating Diva, LLC Disclosure:  All opinions expressed in this post are all my own.  The trip to Venice and Milan with BlogTour Milan was made possible by the generous sponsorship provided by BLANCO America, GessiClever Storage by Kesseboehmer, Dekton by Cosentino, the National Kitchen and Bath Association (NKBA) and Modenus.

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