Niki de Saint Phalle Tarot Garden
A Capalbio can visit the beautiful Tarot Garden
The garden is actually an Art park, inspired partly Park Guell in Barcelona and in part to the Monster Park Bomarzo. It was conceived by Franco-American Niki De Saint Phalle (1930-2002) and, with the help of her husband Jean Tinguely was carried out since 1979.
Inside the Garden are represented the 22 major arcana of the Tarot through colorful and impressive sculptures, some up to 15 meters high, covered with polychrome ceramics, mosaics of glass and fine glass, made with the help of a group of local artisans. Open to the public since 1998, visiting the Tarot Garden is a unique experience, to be enjoyed even with children.
Play of lights and shadows, mirror games, bright colors … walking among these wonderful works is like living in a dream.
Perhaps children will not understand its deeper meaning but they will surely enjoy discovering hidden corners and “playing” among these giants.
If you are looking for a resort to stay in on your travels to visit the iconic Niki de Saint Phalle Tarot Garden, then you need look no further than the celebrated Resort Capalbio. Situated not far from the coast in the middle distance between Rome and Florence, this multi-facility resort village has everything you need. It makes a wonderful base for a vacation.
In terms of accommodation choices, the resort village boasts apartments and villas ranging from two to three rooms, as well as more conventional hotel rooms ranging from standard class to prestige to family all the way up to superior. Every level of comfort and luxury is catered for in at least one of the resort’s rooms, and importantly there is a price range for every kind of traveller or vacationing family. The accommodations decorated and fitted in a simplistic Tuscan style are ideally suited for self-catering but there’s also an on-site restaurant serving local specialties and international food.
The restaurant and bar is bright and open and offers semi-alfresco dining and drinking.
When it comes to activities, Resort Capalbio is a stone’s throw from the beautiful coastline where holidaymakers are invited to enjoy both the stunning sandy beaches and the crystal clear seas. If you prefer to stay closer to the hotel amenities, then our luxurious swimming pool area complete with plunge pool and sunbeds might be a more comfortable choice. Between the sand and the swimming pool, you really do get to enjoy the best of both worlds.
If travelling with children, you can rest assured that their stay can be filled with lots of different activities and opportunities courtesy of the Mini Club. This is a programme that runs for two hours in the mornings and three hours in the afternoons, providing organised fun and recreation for all the young people staying at the resort. It is the perfect way for your children to make vacation friends, and also the perfect way for parents to get a few hours to themselves on holiday.
There are ample opportunities for enriching excursions arranged by the resort staff.
Guests have the chance to visit the likes of Capalbio, the Park of Uccellina, and the famous Tarot Garden with its fantastical sculptures, as well as various different archaeological and natural attractions in the region. Arranged specifically for the ease of the resort guests, you won’t find a more stress free way to see all of the important sights than as part of a fun hotel group tour.
No matter what kind of holiday experience you are searching for, the Resort Capalbio has you covered on all fronts. From relaxing beach and poolside days to more exciting excursion days at one of the many interesting sites, the whole region has so much to offer. From the standard room to the two roomed cottage superior, each and every guest is guaranteed a comfortable and memorable stay. What better way to spend a couple of weeks than in the heart of Italian culture and climate?
If you are already spending your holidays in Italy and want to organize a day at the Tarot Garden, Resort Capalbio gives you the opportunity to have lunch at the Restaurant to taste typical dishes of the Tuscan tradition, relax in the pool and then reach in just 10 minutes of drive the Garden!
The Garden is open every day from April to October from 2:30 p.m until 7 p.m.
At the entrance of the Garden there are discounts for children and for over 65 and on booking you can make group visits.