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The art gardens

Various artists have chosen the Maremma as the ideal place to create gardens that are true works of art, following their own inspiration.

Paul Fuchs' Garden of Sounds

Near Massa Marittima, in Boccheggiano, is the private home of Paul Fuchs, a Bavarian sculptor who has long settled in Maremma. In its surroundings, surrounded by nature, one can admire the large mobiles, movable sculptures in iron, copper and bronze, seemingly fragile, but in reality the result of complex mathematical studies. Created in 1981, the works have the peculiarity of emitting sounds depending on the direction and intensity of the wind, which gave its name to the whole complex. The visit is free, but it is essential to make an appointment by contacting the artist directly.

Niki De Saint Phalle's Tarot Garden

The Tarot Garden is an art park in Garavicchio, near Pescia Fiorentina, designed by French-American artist Niki de Saint Phalle and completed in 1996. Inspired by the works of Antonio Gaudi and the gardens of Bomarzo, it is populated with statues inspired by the figures of the great arcana of the Tarot and therefore dense with mystical meanings. For information on opening hours and prices, we will be happy to explain the details, which vary depending on the season.

The Garden of Daniel Spoerri

In the early 1990s, the Swiss artist Daniel Spoerri began to create a sculpture park in southern Tuscany, about 80 km south of Siena. It has been open to the public since 1997 and can be visited from Easter to October. On an area of 16 hectares there are currently 103 works by 50 different artists.

Rodolfo Lacquanniti's "Journey of Return" Garden

Rodolfo Lacquaniti, bioarchitect, is the artistic creator and realizer of Viaggio di Ritorno, a reverse route towards the reality of the genetic code. A path that begins in the natural space of the former marsh of Buriano, in the municipality of Castiglione della Pescaia, and consists of various materials collected almost entirely in the region. Among the most significant installations, also in terms of size, is The Great Whale, made of fishing nets (25x5x4 meters).