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“Quiet refuge and playpark”
Review of Giardino Inglese

Giardino Inglese
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Palermo City Hop-on Hop-off Tour
Ranked #46 of 437 things to do in Palermo
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Reviewed May 3, 2013

The English Garden in Palermo [Giardino Inglese] is located between Via della Liberta and Via Gen dalla Chiesa, being a significant walk from my hotel near Piazza Gulia Cesare [station square].
The gardens are mainly large trees and shrubs, but with expansive hard-paved areas.
I visited on a Sunday morning, and it was delightful to see so many family groups of locals using the hard-paved open area as space to play: Young children learning to ride little bicycles or roller blades, others blowing bubbles with toys, playing with helium-filled balloons or kicking a ball.
All the play was discreet; there were no wild or loud scenes, a quiet mood and ambience.
A central café had reasonably priced food and drink and provided the only toilet facility.
A few stall-holders offered children's toys and colourful balloons.
One purpose of my visit was to see the statue "Bambini che giocano tra gli scogli" - "Children playing on rocks' by the famous 19th-20th century Palermo sculptor, Mario Rutelli, who also made the fabulous "Fontana delle Naiadi" in Piazza della Repubblica, Rome, and other works.
I recommend the English Gardens, Palermo as a quiet place for personal reflection and for families with energetic young children who need space to play and burn off their energy!

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Reviewed April 8, 2013

This was a lovely quiet place to sit and read in the centre of Palermo and seemed better kept than the Botanic Gardens and no entrance fee! Well used by various groups of the community with a cafe in the centre. Lots of bus routes run right past the park so very easy to get to or an easy walk from Politeama.

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Reviewed March 31, 2013

There isn't much to say about this small park, but it certainly is a nice spot to rest after exploring Palermo by foot. There are several large, interesting trees, and some water features to look at. As a tourist destination, it doesn't really offer much. However, it offers a nice mood and is quite clean. Maybe if I go back to Palermo I will have a small picnic here, if I decide to go back to this side of town (it is mostly just shops). There is also a bar, if you need a coffee.

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Reviewed May 8, 2012

Nice cool oasis in city centre.Strool from Teatro Politeama down Via Della Liberta past shops displaying designed fashion to Giardino Inglese and walk through the pathways in between plants & trees.

2  Thank decdeasy
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Reviewed January 9, 2012

Nice spot to sit that's about it. Otherwise nothing special.

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