Italian Cultural Garden

The Italian Cultural Garden in Rockefeller Park in Cleveland, OH  was dedicated in 1930, “as a symbol of the contribution of Italian culture to American democracy.” In 2007, civic volunteers united to begin a $1.2 million restoration of this three- acre Renaissance Cultural Garden, the most used by the public of 70 acres of gardens in the park.

    Large stone pavement designs, (below are photos of 2 of the 8) circle the main Renaissance fountain and are in need of restoration to eliminate a trip hazard for the public to be replaced with colored mosaic designs. Restoration cost is $15,000. All donations are tax-deductible. The Italian Cultural Garden Foundation, a 501c3 non-profit foundation.

     A statue of Dante Alighieri, (Divine Comedy) and Virgil the Roman poet grace the upper level with a large Renaissance fountain modeled after the one in Villa Medici in Rome. Two large winding staircases lead to another fountain with carved images of Italy’s cultural giants from the Arts & Letters and Arts & Science: Giotto, Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci, Petrarca, Giuseppe Verdi, and Guglielmo Marconi. 

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Susan DiPalma 
Cleveland, OH
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