Trekking amongst Pievasciata’s artworks

Saturday 23 March 2024

Trekking for Art amongst the art works of Pievasciata B.A.C. Hamlet of Contemporart Art.

Give for Art: together for Pievasciata B.A.C. Hamlet of Contemporart Art.

• Duration 2.0-2.5 hours
• Total distance: 7 Km
• Height climbed: 120 m
• Difficulty: Tourist
• Physical effort: easy, little effort
• Type of route: circular walk
• Suitable for children: Yes
Come and join us for an afternoon walking though vineyards, woods and contemporary artworks around the village of Pievasciata! The price includes a donation to an important cultural project for the area and the community.
Full Price €20
Under 25 €15
Under 16 free
Booking is necessary as places are limited. Book your place today & give to art!
Walking along a road in the heart of Chianti, bordered by vineyards, olive groves and dry stone walls, we find ourselves in Pievasciata, a small village where contemporary art has taken root. Two giant figures 6 meters high dressed in red peer into cypress trees, a glass fan with the colours of the earth and the sky enriches a breathtaking view 
You will pass realistic statues, giant animals, a rifle with a knotted barrel and even a mosaic in the style of Andy Warhol as you walk along the street through the village.
All proceeds go to the project Pievasciata B.A.C. in particular for:
* conservation & restoration of “Incomunicabilità “
* commissioning of a new work to be sited on public land.
Full programme:
  • 14.30 Meet at Parco Sculture del Chianti
  • 15.00 Leave for Trekking accompanied by Alessandro Maggiorelli, our guide
  • 17/17.30 Return to Pievasciata for Aperitivo to toast to the project Pievasciata Village of  Contemporary Art

Event supported by MPS Foundation (Let’s Art!)

Useful information:

– Hiking shoes, suitable clothing, bottle of water.

For more information 

EMAIL: oppure TEL/WHATSAPP: +39 0577 357151


Sunday 24th of March from 4,30 pm “COLTIVARTE”

A cultivation workshop with snacks and products from LUNA ETRUSCA – Fattoria Culturale, a small farm with products which respect the environment.

We are pleased to welcome Gabriella who, with her passion and love for our land, is bringing back to life a small corner of paradise in the town of Campi (San Gusmè – Castelnuovo Berardenga) with the cultural farm Luna Etrusca, a beautiful project that takes care of animals, plants, places and even people.

Let’s get our hands dirty in the soil and after we have washed them again enjoy delicious snacks together! We will produce seed balls which when planted will produce wonderful wild flowers in the spring.

An activity for children from 2 yrs to 99!

Cost: € 15 adult | € 10 children 5/16 years | €5 children 2/4 years | Free under 2 years


  • Entry to the Park
  • Cultivation workshop to produce your seed ball to take home

  • Snack with delicious products from Luna Etrusca Farm.

Info & Reservation: E-Mail or Phone/WhatsApp +39 0577 357151

Musical Evenings at the Amphitheatre

We are currently working on the next season of the “Musical Evenings at the Amphitheatre”. The 8 concerts will take place every Tuesday at 7 PM starting from July 9 till August 27, 2024. We are looking to see you next summer!

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Siena City Guide by momondo

Are you looking for some recommendations and tips on what to do in Siena?

Check out momondo’s Siena Guide for travel inspiration!

Also the Chianti Sculpture Park is listed. We are open every day from 10 am. Come visit us and the beautiful city of Siena!


Are you looking for some reccomendations and tips on what to do in Siena?

Check 12 unique things to do in Siena, Italy ( by Paul Joseph!

Also the Chianti Sculpture Park is listed. We are open every day from 10 am. Come visit us and the beautiful city of Siena!

The Park’s work flies to the United States

We are very proud of the beautiful overseas collaboration which has been born and which underlines the relevance of our work here in Tuscany.

Indeed some of the works exhibited in The Park plus the’ Metropolitan Ostriches’ along the approach road (artist Yu Zhaoyang) were so admired by the Tetrault family, who founded the Peace River Botanical and Sculpture Gardens in Punta Gorda Florida, that they asked to have similar works produced for their exhibition.

Ostriches by Yu Zhaoyang (Cina) @ Peace River Gardens

‘Fly’ to the United States to discover the works at Peace River by clicking here.

Roger and Linda Tetrault began with 27 acres of uplands and wetlands. They conceived the idea of creating a botanical garden with world-class sculptures and an art gallery, while still preserving the natural environment and formed the Tetrault Family Foundation to fund and develop this project. They believed that the gardens would be supported by the people of Charlotte County and beyond through memberships and visits. Through the generosity and vision of the Tetrault Family Foundation, the people of Charlotte County will always be able to enjoy the Peace River Botanical &Sculpture Gardens.

“Look deep into nature, and then you will under stand everything better.” Albert Einstein

The Peace River Botanical & Sculpture Garden’s logo, like ours, is inspired by nature. A 50 million year old fossil palm frond forms the basis of their signature sculpture and logo, “STEEL PALM”.

Steel Palm by Boston artist Jacob Kulin

To discover more about how our logo was born click here.

How was The Park’s logo born?

As you know, one of the main objectives of The Park is the link between nature and art.

A Linden leaf inspired our logo.

leaf chiantisculpturepark art

The entrance gate reflects this. In fact it was achieved by scanning a Linden leaf and using the template to laser- cut the leaf from a sheet of metal.

The Park from its beginnings to the present day (curiosities and unpublished facts)

Here is a brief history of the park revealing various interesting things and some previously unpublished facts. Happy reading!

1994 The restoration of the La Fornace Art Gallery at Pievasciata had just finished and the husband and wife team Giadrossi bought 13 hectares of woodland on the opposite side of the road ( SP9). Part of this wood was already well fenced because it had previously been a wild boar farm!

1994 –1999 During this time the wood was little used, mainly for collecting mushrooms in season and wood for the La Fornace.

1998 During a trip to South Africa, Piero Giadrossi the creator of the Chianti Sculpture Park, visited a sculpture exhibition by Shona Artists from Zimbabwe in the Kristenbosch Botanical Gardens in Cape Town.  Contemporary sculpture was already a passion for the Giadrossi family and they immediately saw the link between sculpture and the wood.

Bringing the dream into reality


In October Piero Giadrossi attended a course at the International Sculpture Center in New Jersey. The course focused on sculpture parks and in particular in integration of art and naturePiero says:

“I checked with many delegates, curators and park owners, the validity of the project I had in mind and I realized that it was feasible. However, I did not realize all the related problems there would be and this was a good thing!”

In November the project was presented to Simone Brogi who was the Mayor of Castelnuovo Beradenga, our local Council. Piero reports:

“From the few comments that Brogi made I could see that he was not opposed to the idea. As we met subsequently to iron out the various problems, the Mayor was always very positive as we navigated the laws and complicated bureaucracy to bring the Park into being.”

2000 From January we began to investigate the various possible paths through the wood. Thinking about length, slope, vegetation etc.

Curious facts

One interesting problem was what to do about the small gorge that is about halfway along the route. Whether to go around it or to bridge it. It was decided to build a 19 Metre bridge that was strong, elegant and well integrated into the wood in terms of its colour and the materials used. We enthusiastically accepted the proposal of German artist Johannes Pfeiffer (see also ‘Limes’ by Pfeiffer), to use a hyperbola rising on one side and falling on the other. The structure was left to rust naturally and now appears like wood from a distance.

Sketch of the bridge designed by Johannes Pfeiffer

Once the decided route was marked out with red and white tape it was time to clear the undergrowth and small trees, always under the watchful eye of the Forestry Commission! This process took a couple on months and then at last it was possible to see the trail.

Finally the moment to install the works arrives!

October 2001 – April 2004

In the beginning the support and suggestions of a small group of art-loving friends, who thought the idea was ambitious but possible, was invaluable. Advice like:

Don’t fall in love with a sculpture and then look for a place to put it in the Park. Invite the artist and ask them to choose a spot and then propose an artwork.

And this is what was done! This concept was also proposed at the New Jersey conference. It obviously requires a lot of research and collaboration between the artists and installers and the necessity for the artists to travel to see the Park. Which they did, one by one! The success of the project to populate the wood with art was also dependant on a team of skilled workers and we would like to personally acknowledge:

Francesco Fosi,   Woodcutter
Roberto Ciani e Paolo Papini,   Bricklayers
Cesare Semplici,   Carpenter
Mauro Rinaldi,   Blacksmith
Stefano Mazza,   Earthworks
Doriano Degli Innocenti,   Electricians

These wonderful collaborators, despite having no previous experience of sculpture parks, made themselves available and thought on their feet. With typical Italian creativity and enthusiasm they arranged water and light, built hidden pedestals, and assembled works like ‘Energy, Faith & Illusion’, ‘The Blue Bridge’ and many others. In short they made the park happen! Their work was coordinated by architects Casacci e Cortigiani who were always on hand to resolve problems and was highly praised by the artists themselves.

and also the ones that I, Piero created with ever changing ideas!

2004 The first phase of the creation of the sculpture Park was completed and on 21st May we officially inaugurated the CHIANTI SCULPTURE PARK.

Artist group photo at the opening of the Chianti Sculpture Park

The story continues….

2006 Seven fibreglass figures are added to ‘The House in The Wood’ by Kei Nakamura.

2007 Installation of ‘The Labyrinth’ by English artist Jeff Sawood. One of the favourite interactive installations in the Park.

2008 Installation of ‘Falling Leaf’ by Yasmina Heidar bringing the number of female sculptors exhibiting in the Park to eight.

2009 Installation of ‘The Amphitheatre’ opening with a concert by the Siena Polyphonic Choir. This beautiful place will allow the public to enjoy concerts and other events in the years to come.

Coro Polifonici Senesi at the Amphitheatre – 11th September 2009


2010 First season of Musical Evenings at the Amphitheatre opens.

2014 National Geographic Magazine nominates the Chianti Sculpture park as one of the 10 best park in the world.

2019 We celebrate both 15 years since the birth of The Park and the 100th concert.

2020 There are many projects and dreams in the pipeline which we are passionately working towards. But it’s you, our visitors, who appreciate art and come and give your opinions and suggestions that drive us on. We thank you with all our hearts!