Giardino dei Tarocchi
Giardino dei Tarocchi
4.5
2:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Monday
2:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Tuesday
2:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Wednesday
2:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Thursday
2:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Friday
2:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Saturday
2:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Sunday
2:30 PM - 7:30 PM
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Lisa R
Portland, OR23 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Friends
This garden in the middle of the Tuscan countryside is a special place. Even if you are not into Tarot, you will love the whimsical artworks of Niki de Saint Phalle.
Written May 7, 2024
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Brun066
Florence, Italy13,124 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Family
I had wanted for a long time to visit the Tarot Garden (which, although formally in Tuscany, is very far from Florence) and this year I had the opportunity.
At the end of the visit, I would like to state that the garden can be appreciated by people showing different levels of awareness.
My five-year-old granddaughter went crazly fond of the experience of a strange, fantastic world, full of surprises, very colorful. Also full of cavities opening unexpectedly, animated in some cases by mechanical movements. And I think the effect is similar for all children.
To the adult curious, but not an expert on the topic - like I am - the garden still appeared fascinating at first sight. But it also pushed me to delve deeper. On the one hand to delve deeper into the meaning of the figures depicted here, their role in the card game inspiring them and spreading across Europe between the Middle Ages and the Renaissance, and also the occult meanings of the twenty-one tarot cards (also called "Triumphs").
On the other hand, it pushed me to discover the lovable figure of the creator of the garden, Niki de Saint Phalle, the artistic movements within which she developed her awareness, her other works: sculptures and/or architecture which, apart from this Capalbio's garden - created by her at her own expense and for pure pleasure - she created, mostly on commission, in large numbers in Europe and abroad, from her native France to Israel, from Germany to Switzerland, from the United States to Sweden.
Written December 6, 2023
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Jon L
Seattle, WA104 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022
I read about the Tarot Garden years ago in the New Yorker, assuming I'd never see it. Well, I just did! And it was well worth the wait, and the trip.

Having seen Park Guell in Barcelona prior to this, I was expecting a wacky distaff riff--which indeed the garden is, but it's so much more than that. Like Gaudi, Niki de Saint Phalle used her sculpture garden to express a unique interpretation of nature--in this case largely human nature. The tarot connection provides familiar archetypes--the judge, the hanging man, etc--that act as guideposts through a highly idiosyncratic vision of birth and rebirth, death, creation, and life. Unsurprisingly, the female form--specifically the "venus" form--is celebrated and echoed throughout. Perhaps my favorite example was a working fountain sculpture depicting a circle of women with enormous breasts through which water flowed; Niki de Saint Phalle reminds us constantly of the life-bestowing bodily functions of the woman archetype. (There is not a hint of eroticism--sexuality is rendered as power, or reproductive utility.) Formally, the sculptures are splendid, with some of the energy of both 60s-era cartoons and drawings from the Codex Mendoza. Broken shards of glass distort one's reflection in humorous and thought-provoking ways.

Truly, this is one of the finest examples of outdoor art in the world. Everyone should make the trip and bow to the big blue goddess.
Written October 6, 2022
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PurpleAnkh
Fort Washington, MD269 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022
One of the strangest places I have ever visited but also one of the coolest. There were clear indications of the original artist's mental state but as an artist at every turn I found something fascinating to look at or interact with. Loved the mirror type art the most.
Written September 15, 2022
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racbeth
Exeter, UK224 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022 • Couples
Drove past this place on way to our hotel and decided to give it a try. Not being arty we found it extremely strange but very interesting. Some of the sculptures are fantastic and some just wierd. It gets you thinking which I suppose is art ! Definitely worth a visit
Written May 12, 2022
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RP-Netherlands
Leidschendam, The Netherlands1,106 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2020
We went to an exhibition of the work of Niki de Saint Phalle in our home town and then found out that the Giardino dei Tarochi is also her work. We had been close to the giardino may times before, but never visited. This time we did and is was amazing. This is art for all ages thanks to the multitude of shape and color used. We were lucky that is was relatively quiet, after a while we had the place almost to ourselves. Covid 19 being the main reason. We loved the sculptures and the way they are displayed in the garden. The work has a deeper meaning but even without understanding all of it, it is fantastic to see and experience this art. There were families with children of 5-10 years and they all loved it. A must see in Tuscany!
Written October 5, 2020
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delagioventu
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg1,443 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020 • Family
Splendid place, a real must see in this area. Nikki de Saint Phalle left something for eternity here. Easy parking, some extra corona measures currently in place, they take your temperature at the entrance and you have to wear a mask in some areas.
Written July 23, 2020
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exiledblue
Rovellasca, Italy529 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020
If you are a Gaudi fan, this is really something for you as is in his style. The kids really enjoyed wandering around the exhibits. A fun place for which you need 60-90 minutes to enjoy.
Written July 13, 2020
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Bos2NTraveller_13
Gambrills, MD35 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019
This spectacular sculpture garden is a delight. The brilliant mosaics and unusual figures (mostly from the tarot) provide a wonderful opportunity to indulge your imagination. Be sure to go inside The Empress to see where the artist lived. (Though I'm not sure I could stand living in a mirrored house.)
Written October 27, 2019
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Sarah B
Zurich, Switzerland89 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019 • Couples
Allow your eyes to rest on the zen portal (Mario Botta) and Tuscany's relaxing landscape before the multitude of colors, shapes, symbols, and reflections hits you. The big love of the artists (Niki de Saint Phalle and Jean Tinguely) is tangible in every detail. You don't have to be an art lover to be mesmerized by the magic of this place.
Written October 9, 2019
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