One of the most evocative destinations, once ground for bandits, the most famous of whom was Domenico Tiburzi, Capalbio is now a classy “buen retiro” vacation spot for managers, politicians, and journalists.
Don’t miss the following attractions:
A walk along the walls of the Old Town, waiting for the sunset while looking at the sea from above a green hill.
The Burano Lake, home to a natural reserve recognized as an internationally important wetland. One side of the lake is a protected oasis managed by the WWF. In this area, you may see many species of resident birds or birds that stop along their migration route, as well as pink flamingos, coots, wild ducks, tufted ducks, common pochards, and shoveler ducks.
The Tarot Garden (Giardino dei Tarocchi), an artistic park in perfect harmony with the Tuscan hill landscape in Garavicchio, near Capalbio. It was designed by the French-American artist Niki de Saint Phalle (1930-2002) and influenced by the Catalan architect Antoni Gaudí’s Guell Park (Parc Güell) in Barcelona, with its multicolored mosaic works, and the Park of the Monsters (Parco dei Mostri) in Bomarzo.
The Tarot Garden contains giant, brightly colored sculptures of the 22 Major Arcana found on Tarot cards. Some of the sculptures are 15 meters high, are covered with multicolored ceramics, mirror mosaics, fine glass, and were created with the contribution of local craftsmen. The ticket is a little expensive, but well worth it.
Open: April 1 to October 15, 2:30pm-7:30pm