Niki de Saint Phalle's Tarot Garden
Strada Pedemontana, 58, 58011 Capalbio GR, Italy
Tuscany's Most Amazing GardenA quiet flat road, a little inland from the beach, brings you to this exuberant, hidden treasure of Tuscany--Niki de Saint Phalle's Tarot Garden. It was her dream project--to create life size mosaic sculptures representing the figures of the Tarot deck. The sculptures are made of a mixture of day-glo mosaics, mirrored glass, and ceramics. They're cury over-sized mythical creations that you can walk into--such as The Empress, where Niki lived when she was creating the garden in the 1970s. I've enjoyed being there when a group of school kids were running through it--climbing about, laughing, and playing hide-and-seek amidst the extraordinary creations.