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. 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. 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, Gessi, Clever Storage by Kesseboehmer, Dekton by Cosentino, the National Kitchen and Bath Association (NKBA) and Modenus.