The tarot garden

The visit to this fantastic place will not leave you indifferent. Immerse yourself in its magical atmosphere.
The will of the artist who designed it was to build
"a small corner of paradise where man and nature meet".The visit to this fantastic place will not leave you indifferent. Immerse yourself in its magical atmosphere.
The will of the artist who designed it was to build
"a small corner of paradise where man and nature meet".

The Tarot Garden is a private garden, designed by the French artist Niki de Saint Phalle, with the collaboration of many local artisans. It houses giant sculptures, completely covered with precious glass tiles, mirrors and ceramics, which represent the 22 cards of the Major Arcana.
You don't need the guide to visit it: everyone will find his own path, letting himself be inspired by the sensations of the moment.




Casa di Niki de Saint Phalle - Giardino dei tarocchi - la sfinge

The art

With the tarot garden, Niki de Saint Phalle, has realized the dream that few artists have had the privilege of implementing: to completely immerse themselves in their art to the point of "living" within their works. As Mondrian had transformed his Paris apartment into a gigantic painting, Niki lived in his work, made it his home. For the whole time of the realization of the garden he lived inside the empress. Even today the furnishings are an integral part of the enormous sculpture, a colorful apartment in which shapes and colors blend into the surrounding environment.

The predominant inspiration to the works of Gaudì is recognized in every small detail, but the influence of the forms of Matisse, Picasso, Kandinsky and Klee is also evident.

The mosaics that cover the figures were made with the TRECANDIS technique which consists in applying fragments of ceramic and glass, cut irregularly, fixed on white plaster.
The purpose of this technique is to succeed in giving life to constructions similar to living creatures.

La sfinge

The occult

Tarot cards are divination cards. The reading of the Major Arcana can allow you to discover some details about your life and your personality.
They read the present and predict the future.
If you are looking for answers, start your inner path already from the entrance wall which, purposefully, separates the garden from the rest of the world. The outside and the inside.
Let yourself be guided by instinct and you will find your Arcane guide. The messages you will find on the paths leading to the figures will help you locate it.

Il castello - giardino dei tarocchi

The game

The Tarot garden is the place where your children can watch, touch, enter and exit into the sculptures in freedom.
They will be able to play hide and seek among the columns, confused between colors, mirrors and unreal shapes.
Spy on his gestures and emotions, but from a distance! Let them linger, without haste.
It is the "enchanted" place that they imagined in fairy tales and will remain an indelible memory in their memory.

...... at home they will overwhelm you with multicolored designs.

cartina del giardino dei tarocchi

How to get there and when to visit it

It is located in the municipality of Capalbio. It can be reached from the Via Aurelia at the Pescia Fiorentina exit, then follow the signs for the "Garavicchio" locality.

It can be visited from April 1st to October 15th.
It is open Monday to Sunday from 2.30pm to 7.30pm.

In the months of: January, February, March, November, December, the first Saturday of each month from 9.00 to 13.00, visitors were granted free admission by the founder, Niki de Saint Phalle .

For more detailed information consult the official site on the page ilgiardinodeitarocchi.it/en/

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