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“Must see for the whole family” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Tarot Garden

Tarot Garden
Ranked #1 of 17 things to do in Capalbio
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Bargino, Italy
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30 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Must see for the whole family”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

This sculpture garden is almost 1 very good reason to go to the South of Tuscany. It was lovely to walk around this garden and look at all the colorful details Niki de Saint Phalle has realized. Amazing inspirational place and interesting for children as well. (check the opening hours before going!).

Visited August 2012
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
“Spectacular, sparkling vision rising in the Tuscan Hills”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2012

Niki de St Phalle is an internationally reknown sculpture artist with installations in France, Israel, Japan, and California (San Diego, Escondido) among other places. As you drive to the Tarot Garden, glittering multi-colored, mirrored mosaic sculptures - two and three stories tall - representing figures from tarot cards - rise up out of the Tuscan hillside. The sculptures are accessible - following a path, you can touch the mosaics and, in one case, go inside a "house" to see mirrored rooms including a bedroom, bathroom, and kitchen. We visited Park of the Monsters in Bomarzo in the morning and drove to here in the afternoon. There's a small food stand in the parking lot. Although Capalbio is a little obscure, it's well, well worth the visit.

Visited September 2012
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Lubeck, Germany
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114 reviews
51 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
“One of the places you MUST have seen before you die!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2012

Energy of life precipitated in mosaic and dreamlike shapes ... not to be described in full by any means ...

Whether you just come and enjoy colors and shapes or try to fathom the deeper meaning ... just go there!!! I bet you will leave this place in high spirits and I cannot imagine anybody to escape the charme of this monument!

Visited October 2012
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Dahlonega, Georgia
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83 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 210 helpful votes
“Fantastic whimsy”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2012

Oh how I love this artist. Is am so in love with her work. This place was charming, whimsical and delightful as only Niki St. Phalle Can do. I am in awe . What a fun day we had here.

Visited October 2012
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Orbetello, Italy
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“I have no words to describe the beauty of this place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2012

I think it is one of my favourite places in the world.
I go to the Garden at lesat twice a year, and in four years, everytime i go i discover new things to see.
I believe it's a place that must be seen more than once, 'cause it's so full of marvellous details that a full day is not enough.

Many people don't know about this place, and i always invite all my friends and family for a visit.
I'm very affectionate to Niki's works, i just love everything she made.

Visited August 2012
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