Visit to the Ciucioi Garden

A journey into the visionary dream of the mysterious Tommaso Bortolotti

Visit to the Ciucioi Garden


An incredible nineteenth-century vertical garden, waiting to be discovered!

The Ciucioi Garden, also known as the Bortolotti Garden, is a unique hanging garden, where an intermingling of ruins and vegetation creates an atmosphere where dream merges with reality.

This original architectural work was inspired by the dream of a visionary late nineteenth-century entrepreneur, Tommaso Bortolotti. An example of romantic architecture, its objective was to create a fantastic, picturesque landscape, a highly unusual monumental edifice laid out on a series of terraces enclosed by whimsical architectural structures and connected by ramps, which reveals the influence of the eclectic tastes that prevailed in the first half of the nineteenth century. 

Accompanied by an expert guide, you can make the intriguing, evocative ascent from terrace to terrace, discovering on the way a lemon-scented greenhouse, the loggia, an ingenious heating and irrigation system and other curious constructions such as churches, castles and grottoes.

Price, opening time and online booking

Admission to the Garden is by guided tour only.

Online booking required: 


Adults (over 12 yo): 4,00 €
Kids (under 12 yo): free
Free with the Trentino Guest Card (online booking only)

The Garden is open every weekend, admission only with a guided tour at the following times: 9.00 | 10.30 | 12.00 | 13.30 | 15.00 | 16.30 |18.00 
From 8 to 21 August the garden is open every day at the same times.

Useful information

- Languages spoken: IT, EN
- Time:  about 1.15 h 
- Suitable for: adults, kids, groups (max 25 people). Easy route, but if you suffer from vertigo or claustrophobia be aware that there are many steps, terraces without guard rails and narrow passages. Flip-flops and high heels are not suitable. Dogs are permitted if held or kept away from the group.


Ciucioi Garden
Vicolo dei Ciucioi - 38015 Lavis (TN)
(entrance at the end of the lane opposite the bridge over the Avisio river in the old town of Lavis)

For information

Mon-Fri: tel. +39 0461 1752525
Sat-Sun: tel. +39 327 7660813

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Visit to the Ciucioi Garden