Italy is known for several things that together make it one of the most beloved and popular tourist destinations in the world. The first of them is the fine Italian cuisine which is considered by many to be the best cuisine in the entire world, and regarding the second, well, opinions are divided. If you ask us, it is about the many colorful attractions that span the length and breadth of the country, including some that offer an unforgettable visit.
If you are one of the lovers of attractions and have an attraction to the strange and unusual among them, a visit to the Tarot Garden in the Tuscany region is without a doubt a must, especially for those of you who have come on a trip to the Land of the Boots as a family and accompanied by small children.
The Tarot Garden is actually much more than just a garden and a more accurate nickname could have been “The World of the Tarot” for example, or something that hints at being a spectacular and surreal park that was built somewhere towards the end of the ’70s of the last century. In the park, one-of-a-kind works of art are on display, mostly colorful sculptures (and some claim that with a somewhat psychedelic flavor) by the hands of the artist Niki de Saint Phalle.
The visit to this extraordinary garden allows art lovers to enjoy the special point of view of Niki, a French artist and film producer who, in addition to her magnificent works shown to visitors to the Tarot Garden, is responsible for other works of art, including some that are displayed in Israel – “The Golem” (also known as “The Monster”) The famous one found in the Rabinovitch Garden in Jerusalem, and the magnificent sculpture garden “Noah’s Ark” which is also found in Jerusalem, in the Biblical Zoo.
The works of art displayed in the Tarot Garden are very reminiscent of the artist’s other works, so it can definitely be said that she has a special stamp that is only identified with her. The inspiration for the sculptures displayed in the garden is taken from various characters that appear on tarot cards, and if you want to make the most of your visit to the place, it is recommended to devote about an hour and a half to two hours to the experience.