The Tarot Garden: a place where man and nature meet each other

 

A few kilometers from the charming town of Capalbio you will find a garden of unparalleled beauty immersed in the greenery of Maremma: the Tarot Garden. Designed by the French-American artist Niki de Saint Phalle, it takes inspiration from Gaudi's Parque Guell and hosts 22 statues dedicated to the Major Arcana. Covered with glass, coloured mirrors and ceramics, these statues are made of steel and concrete; the artist begun to build them in 1979 and ended in 1998, the year of the inauguration of the garden.

The garden was born from Niki's will to build a "small corner of paradise where man and nature meet". And the result perfectly reflects the artist's desire: the garden is in fact a one of a kind open air museum, perfectly integrated in the hills of the Tuscan Maremma. An example of one of the most important environmental art in Italy, a place where you can breathe a magical, out of time atmosphere.

Due to its particular delicacy, the garden can be visited only in a certain period of the year (from April to October). As the artist wanted, there are no pre-established itineraries or guided tours: the beauty of this garden is walking freely and getting lost in a fairy tale that perfectly links art, nature and spirituality.

Dont' miss the chance to visit this enchanting place, if you are around!


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