|horribly kitsch, this installation does raise a smile at the park entrance|
|the Mondrian-influenced ticket-office and shop; even the parking area has a hint of artfulness about it|
Sculptures appear in and from the woods and most reflect the natural world in stone, wood, iron and glass, seemingly emerging from the surroundings; at times they are almost submerged. You can miss them.
|Blue Bridge, Ursula Reiter Christiansen, Denmark: this piece will be placed on the roof of the visitors' centre, framing nearby Siena|
|influenced by Henry Moore, Island by Kim Hae Won of South Korea|
|Energy, made of glass, by Costos Varostos, Greece|
|Twist, Neal Barab USA|
|The Suspended Stone, a travertine arch, for contemplation, by Mauro Berrettini, Italy|
|marble V through which to view an ancient, multi-trunked oak beyond: Harmonic Divergence by Swiss artist Jaya Schurch|
|Limes installation denoting borderline between civilized and wild by German artist Johannes Pfeiffer|
|oak leaf of layered glass, Falling Leaf by Yasmina Heidar, from Egypt|
|Unfinished Building, gateway of iron and polished granite by Cor Litjens, the Netherlands|
|Leapfrog, part of a series in granite by Zimbabwean artist Dominic Benhura|
|By Argentinian artist Barrera Fontenla, For the Freedom of the Press, this is the only sculpture which is overtly political|
|Corner of White Wood, Nicolas Bertoux, France|
|Off the Beaten Track by British artist William Furlong, these cubes contrast with nature's randomness through their form and their function as loudspeakers for Tuscan urban soundscapes|
|In a sense the most significant and striking of the works: petrified logs from Java, over 20,000,000 years old, 'sculpted by nature' as it says on their plaque|
|Lack of Communication, Piero Giadrossi, Pievesciata|
Pievesciata, Castelnuovo Berardenga, Siena
- best to use a GPS system inserting Pievesciata and following the signs from there as different routes abound. Or: GPS:Long.E. 11° 22' 53" – Lat.N. 43° 23' 36"
If coming from the north we suggest a drive along the utterly charming Traversa del Chianti, Chianti Crossing route.
daily from 10 to sunset,
but call if planning to visit between November and March: +39 0577 357151
There are guided tours but also an excellent app, available on the website