Meet your private driver to move towards a magic garden.
Along the Aurelia road to Monte Argentario, looking towards the right, we suddenly have the illusion to be in Barcelona in front of Parc Güell, the architectural utopia built in the early decades of the last century by Antoni Gaudi.
The Tuscan hills are illuminated with thousands reflections of lights and colors, especially when the sun will directs its rays. Curious and fantastic shapes appear to our eyes and draw our attention: this is the "Tarot Garden", in the municipality of Capalbio. This magic place is the result of the imagination and creativity of the French sculptor Niki de Saint Phalle. Niky fell in love with this area and decided to realize the dream of her life here. She profused energy and enthusiasm by funding her own work. Construction began in 1979 also supported by her husband Jean Tinguly, his first and main collaborator. The garden owes its name to the fact that there are twenty-two Tarot figures represented through cyclopean sculptures that reach up to fifteen metres in height. The statues, with its soft and sinuous typical shapes in the style of Gaudi, are entirely covered with bright and colorful Murano glass mosaic tiles, glass and ceramics. The overall effect is that of a kaleidoscopic vision: a dream.
Afterwards, we move towards Orbetello for a particular lunch in the restaurant of the fishermen cooperative of Orbetello Lagoon.
Enjoy a tasting of fresh fish and of the typical Bottarga – a Slow Food product.
After the lunch we will move towards Capalbio for a guided visit of the city.
The medieval village of Capalbio stands on a hill surrounded by a lush Mediterranean vegetation, and by a natural environment of great value. The territory was already inhabited by the Etruscans.
The historical center of Capalbio, with its castelled outline, draw people´s attention from miles away, and even today is surrounded by a double wall circuit with paths on different levels (most of them still walkable). The Rocca Aldobrandesca stands out on the top of the village.
✓ Tour leader
✓ Visit to a private cave and entrace fee
✓ Pastry-making lesson (Tiramisù and local dessert)
✓ Light lunch
x Ticket museum or other
x Local guide