Although it’s not an historical piece, the hanging garden of Lugo fortress is extremely characteristic, thanks to the setting where it lays. The evocative meaning of the hanging garden, full of symbols, is here well expressed. The hanging garden is a tiny representation of the universe or of paradise, especially since its hanging on earth, and its linked to plenty of symbols that nature has always inspired to human imagination.
Lugo’s stronghold, formerly a Middle Age structure, has been rebuild in its most important parts during the XV and XVI century; although, in the following years it has been deeply modified.
The birth of the hanging garden dates back between the end of the XVIII century and the beginning of the XIX century, at the time when it was not necessary anymore to use the building as a defensive structure and so the south – west part was deeply changed.
The passage which leads to the hanging garden from the inner courtyard of the fortress is just forty years old.
Address: Piazza Martiri 1 – 48022 Lugo (RA)
Phone: 0545 299414
How to get
The hanging gardens are inside the fortress, in the historical town centre. Car and coach park available in the front of the fortress, in Piazza Garibaldi.
(Updated to 22/08/2023)