Chianti’s Sculpture Park in Pievasciata: a perfect mix of art and nature
The imaginative Chianti Sculpture Park in Pievasciata, in the municipality of Castelnuovo Berardenga, is an open air original exhibition space featuring sculptures, art installations and contemporary art works. Visiting this open air art park, also known as Chianti Sculpture Park, offers the dual possibility of immersing yourself in the green nature of the Chianti, but also to admire previous artistic expressions of various kinds. The site can be visited in every season of the year starting from the mid-morning of each day
An imaginative artistic park in the nature of Chianti
The Chianti Sculpture Park in Pievasciata, in the province of Siena, was born in 2004 thanks to an inspired intuition of the Giadrossi family, both art lovers.
The main peculiarity of this permanent exhibition of sculptures and installations is the integration between art and nature. In this artistic park of the Chianti, the anthropic action does not prevail over nature but, on the contrary, helps to highlight and decorate it.
Artists from all the Earth’s continents have been chosen for the preparation of the Chianti Sculpture Park. The works are made in different shapes and materials to give the visitors an idea of the great variety that characterizes contemporary art.
Among the names of the artists of the Chianti Sculpture Park are the Italians Adriano Visintin, Mauro Berrettini, Roberto Cipollone and Federica Maragoni, but the exhibition space also hosts works by the English Jeff Saward, of the Turkish Kemal Tufan, of the Australian Anita Glesta and the French Nicolas Bertoux.
In the park, moreover, an amphitheater has also been created which in July and August becomes the location of choice for a rich program of concerts and shows.
Opening times and ticket prices
The Chianti Sculpture Park is open all year round from 10:00 onwards. Daily closing varies depending on the number of visitors and the season.
Tickets cost 10 Euros for adults and 5 Euros for children up to 16 years of age. For groups, it is necessary to make a reservation.
For groups of at least 12 people, a guide is provided free of charge. Dogs are allowed but must be kept on a leash.
The disabled can visit the structure with a wheelchair suitable to proceed on a path in the woods with a maximum slope of 20%.
Finally, to get more information on the site and to enjoy an audio guide it is also possible to download the app ChiantiPark. This application is available on both the Apple Store and Google Play.
How to reach the Chianti Sculpture Park
Coming from the North exit at the Firenze Impruneta exit on the A1, take the freeway to Siena and continue to Siena Nord. At the roundabout turn left towards Castellina and, after about a kilometer and a half, turn right to Vagliagli. After 8 kilometers, turn right again towards Pievasciata.
Coming from the Valdichiana / Bettolle-Siena highway, instead, it is necessary to exit at Siena Est and continue until the end of Viale Toselli; at this point turn right at the roundabout towards Montevarchi. Continue to Ponte a Bozzone where there is a sign indicating the direction for the Park.
The railway station closest to the Chianti Sculpture Park is that of Siena 12 km away.
Chianti Sculpture Park
S.P. 9, 48/49
Loc. La Fornace, Pievasciata
Castelnuovo Berardenga SI
Tel: 0577 357151