Through the Garden at Villa Mirasasso with Myrtò Scaramangà
Experience this 19th-century style garden
In 1848, on the outskirts of Sežana, in the shadow of the Tabor hill, the Trieste-based Greek merchant family Scaramangà built their summer residence Villa Mirasasso, alongside which, with their love of nature, culture and art, they landscaped a garden inspired by the then Italian bourgeois gardens. Over the centuries of ownership, three generations of Scaramangàs came and passed, the second of which was represented by Vierou-Myrtò, the only woman in the family to be the lady of the family’s Sežana property.
It was with great sensitivity, attachment and devotion that Myrtò looked after both the villa and the garden, seeking to further enrich it with plants brought back from the world voyages of Scaramanga's ships, as well as with many architectural elements, of which the greenhouse, built in 1890 as a small copy of the Schönbrunn greenhouse in Vienna, most certainly still reigns supreme.
The "Through the Garden at Villa Mirasso with Myrtò Scaramangà" experience is a unique experience that leaves the presentation of the garden to Myrtò herself, in the style of her 19th-century outfit and stature. In this way, the story, in which the family's esquire (porter, housekeeper, and gardener) plays a role, takes you for an immersing walk through the garden, to a time long gone, to the time of the Scaramangàs, to their way of life and, above all, to their way of living and coexisting with the local environment, which still reflects the same love, affection and, most of all, dignity.
The package includes:
- experiential guided discovery tour of the garden, accompanied by Myrtò Scaramangà and her esquire,
- poetry and storytelling
- a culinary tea party under a pergola of blooming roses or in a greenhouse amidst exotic vegetation,
- a souvenir.
- when booking for 2 persons: 130,00 € per person
- when booking for 4 persons: 80,00 € per person
- when booking for 6 to 8 persons: 60,00 € per person
- when booking for 10 to 15 persons: 45,00 € per person
The content of this publication is the responsibility of the partners of the Karst Gardens operation • Komunala Sežana d.d., Municipality of Komen, Maks Fabiani Institute, ORA Krasa in Brkinov d.o.o., Krasna, Andrejka Cerkvenik s.p. The managing authority designated for implementing the Rural Development Programme of the Republic of Slovenia for 2014-2020 is the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Food.
From April to October by prior arrangement.