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A Chinese Garden in the Tradition of Suzhou on San Servolo Island

Design for a Chinese garden in Venice, promoted by Venice International University, in collaboration with Provincia di Venezia and the Museum of Contemporary Art (MoCA) of Shanghai




The design for a Chinese garden in Venice stems from a need that is increasingly and mutually felt to carry forth relations between China and Italy in an era in which the Great Dragon is evermore present and ahead of its time. Therefore, whoever sets out to create political or commercial relations with the Chinese can not afford to ignore millennia of culture and art that, today as in the past, are the pride of that civilization.

A Chinese garden in Italy is first and foremost, in the city of Marco Polo, a rare and tangible sign of intercultural dialogue. The garden’s symbolic meaning confirms both the ancient and contemporary nature of the relations between Italy and China.

Tiziana Lipiello
Ca’ Foscari University of Venice

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