The Tarot Garden, Capalbio
A magical journey through colors, contemporary art and nature

The tarot garden

The Tarot Garden is a very interesting, original artistic park in Garavicchio di Capalbio, in the Grossetan area, in the heart of Maremma.
The catchy artwork was created by the brilliant French-American artist Niki de Saint Phalle. She started her work in 1979, realizing the “magic and spiritual dream of her life” helping it come into life through steel and concrete figures, 12-15 meters tall, representing the Tarots characters.
The architect Mario Botta designed the walls delimiting the garden which testify the magic spirit which permeates all the park, an atmosphere which is different from the external reality. The first major Arcana such as the “High Priestess” and the “Magician” opens the way to an itinerary full of fable-like tones, ideal for adults and children.
Mirror, fine glass and ceramic mosaics make all the twentytwo statues precious, among them “the Sun”, “the Death”, “the Devil”, “the World”, “the fool”, “the Pope or the Hierophant”, “the Hanged man”.
Opening days and hours: April 1st- October 15th (14:30-19:30), November-March (09:00-16:00).