On December 23, 2014, the Venice Gardens Foundation, a nonprofit organization engaged in the restoration and conservation of gardens and sites of outstanding artistic, historic and environmental interest, signed a renewable concession agreement with the State Property Office for the City of Venice. The Foundation was thereby entrusted with the task of carrying out the urgently needed restoration of the Royal Gardens of Venice and for their maintenance, promotion and management for a period of 19 years.
Following a detailed study by the garden architect Paolo Pejrone and architect Alberto Torsello, using the initial plans drawn up by the architectural firm headed by Carlo Aymonino and Gabriella Barbini, authorization to carry out the restoration was obtained and work began in April 2017. The Gardens are expected to reopen after July 2018. The Foundation, with the collaboration of professionals specialized in the field of historic parks and gardens will subsequently be directly in charge of their maintenance and management.
Thanks to an agreement signed by the Foundation and Assicurazioni Generali in 2016, the international insurance group will be an active partner in the restoration and promotion of the Royal Gardens.