Il Giardino dei Tarocchi

It was rather interesting to visit “Il Giardino dei Tarocchi” (The Tarot Garden) in southern Tuscany because it is unlike most other tourist attractions in Italy.  It wasn’t old, it wasn’t built by the Romans, and it wasn’t made from stone.  This garden, built by a French artist named Niki de Saint Phalle, is like a big kid’s playground – it’s playful, colorful, and whimsical, with a side of adult humor.  The artist created larger-than-life sculptures based on a series of 21 Tarot cards.  They represented ideas from the cards like Emperor and Empress, Magician, Sun, and Strength.  Drawing inspiration from Gaudi’s works (and specifically Park Guell in Barcelona), Niki de Saint Phalle created a park of undulating forms, interesting spaces, and a whole lot of fun.

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