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Peschiera del Garda. It started off as the “walled’brolo'” (1617), the gardens of Villa Maffei (by Pellesina, a pupil of Palladio), a villa that in 1859 was the headquarters of Napoleone III. Over forty years of loving care, Carlo Sigurtà took advantage of the water-drawing rights from the river Mincio to achieve the “prodigious” feat of turning an arid hill into a flourishing green garden. Subsequently, his grandson Enzo established the essential features of the Park-Garden. After its opening to the public in 1978, the conservation of ecological complex has been due in great part to its visitors, who have found it to be a unique wonder of the world, such that today the Garden-Park is regarded as one of the most extraordinary of its kind anywhere in the world.