Il Giardino di Daniel Spoerri
The Artist Daniel Spoerri
The Artists in the Giardino
Eat & Sleep
Organisation and Administration
Planning your visit
HIC TERMINUS HAERET – Il Giardino di Daniel Spoerri
At the beginning of the Nineties the Swiss Artist Daniel Spoerri started to establish a sculpture garden in the South of Tuscany, 60 km south from Siena: »Il Giardino di Daniel Spoerri«. It has been opened for the public in 1997 and can hence be visited from Easter until October. By now there are 113 installations by 55 artists in an area of about 16 ha. Since 1997 »Il Giardino di Daniel Spoerri« is an officially accepted foundation.
The name »Il Giardino« derives from its geographical position. On old maps the place is called »Il Paradiso«. Thus it is a »Garden of Eden«.
The landscape here has little similarity to the sparse vegetation of the hills around Siena dotted with isolated cypresses. The slopes of Monte Amiata – Tuscany’s highest mountain – is densely wooded and occasionally interspersed with lush fields. The majestic terrain offers different views of Tuscany than those typically found in picture calendars. The diverse vegetation in Il Giardino features a variety of rare plants, common to mountainous regions. In the winter, Monte Amiata is often covered in snow and is even known as a skiing area. In the summer however, especially in August, it is very hot and dry.
Tickets and prices
Adults: € 10.00
Student: € 8.00
Children under 8 years old free admittance
Group price from 11 persons € 8.00 per person
1 April to 31 October
Daily 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. (last admittance)
The reception closes at 5:30 p.m. (the garden closes at 7 p.m.).
You can remain in the garden until 7 p.m.; in order to exit the park, press the small button at the end of the green arrow located approx. 2 metres from the gate (on the driver’s side); the gate opens automatically.
Bar & Ristorante »non solo EAT ARTs…«
Tuesday to Sunday from 10:30 am to 6 pm.
»non solo EAT ARTs…«