corso Canalgrande - Modena - MO - 41100
Timetable:From late October to mid-April 7.00-20.30. From Mid April to mid October 6.30-23.30
In 1598 Duke Cesare let a wide area near the old Castle fence; its transformation into Ducal garden was realized in the following years and it was arranged according to the canons of the Renaissance garden. In 1634 the lodge, designed by Vigarani, was finished; it shows the featires typical of the seventeenth-century architecture. After a period of neglect, during the reign of Francesco III a part of the garden was transformed into the botanical gardens, while the garden while the garden underwent major changes during the 19 century. Nowaday the garden is characterized by the original design and by the elegant lodge.