Enjoy drives through scenic Tuscan countryside and a visit to the unique mosaic statue garden by Catherine Marie-Agnès Fal de Saint Phalle. The artist was born in France's Neuilly-sur-Seine. Catherine creates a space she describes as a "small Eden where man and nature meet each other". The statues are inspired by a deck of 22 Major Arcana tarot cards in a style inspired by the beautiful Park Gűell by Antoni Gaudì in Barcellona, Spain. Catherine chose a small plot of land in the wild Maremma, located in Gravicchio, just a few kilometers away from Capalbio.
She created and personally built the great statues for the garden - the 22 Major Arcana have a steel soul covered by concrete and decorated with mirrors, coloured glass and ceramics. She worked at this colossal work for over 17 years, collaborating with many important contemporary artists, including her husband Jean Tinguely. The sculptures represent the personal artist's view of the symbolic and esoteric Tarots cards, one of her passions. Their arrangement in the park is impressive and evocative, like the expression of the artist's life story. The Empress is probably the most representative sculpture: portrayed as a large woman-sphinx, this artistic house was also where Niki lived while working on the garden. The Justice, englobing a sculpture by Jean Tinguely representing iniquity imprisoned by a huge lock, and then the Tree of Life, whose branches are snakes and whose trunk is covered by designs and texts by the artist. You may also admire The Devil, The Magician, The Sun, The Wheel of Fortune and all the other Major Arcana.
After the visit of this magic park, drive to the medieval city of Capalbio for 45 minutes time to enjoy a stroll on the city walls or a coffee in town. Enjoy the incredible view from the city-walls that surround entirely the historical village down onto the valley and seashore just few miles away.
A minimum participation is required to operate all Yachting Land Adventures and some have limited capacity. All adventures in the SeaDream Yachting Land Adventures program are subject to change. Final departure time will be announced on board.