Jeff Saward, The Labyrinth

The Chianti Sculpture Park

Where art and nature unite and enchant

Castelnuovo Berardenga
In the heart of the Sienese Chianti, known for its enchanting landscape and ancient villages, the untouched woods of oaks, ilex and chestnut trees are also the home of a permanent, outdoor sculpture park. It is the Chianti Sculpture Park, located in Pievasciata, some 10km north of Siena.
A host of internationally acclaimed artists from every continent have showcased their imposing contemporary artworks in the park. Every work is site-specific, meaning artists visited the park before creating the works that would be displayed there. This act makes the connect between art and nature, trees and installations ever more important—sounds, colours, scents, natural light and every other element of the forest are a perfect fit for the artworks displayed, thus integrating with and exalting Nature.
Artworks are made from the most varied materials—from bronze to iron, granite to marble, glass to neon and so forth. Representing very different things, like a labyrinth, a rainbow, and a large ship, the sculptures are located along a 1km long itinerary in a fenced-in section of the forest.
A few kilometers from the park there is the old kiln of Pievasciata, where more artworks are located. Here, there is also an art gallery, which displays smaller sculptures from the same artists that have works displayed in the outdoor park. The sculpture park is open every day from 10am to sunset.
It is recommended that visitors call 0577357151 before visiting the park from November to March.
For more information, see
Loc. La Fornace S.P. 9
53010 Pievasciata (Siena)
Tel. 0577 357151
Castelnuovo Berardenga
The vast territory is close to the evocative Crete Senesi
Castelnuovo Berardenga is at an altitude of 351m and has a population of approximately 7000 inhabitants. The town takes its name from Count Berardo, a descendant of the Count of Siena Guinigi who governed over the city during the second half of the IX century. His family moved to the country when they lost control of Siena. ...