While there's obviously the Uffizi Gallery in Florence, the Siena Cathedral or the leaning tower of Pisa, Tuscan nature is in and of itself a work of art that inspires artists and calls them to inegrate their works in beautiful gardens.

The Tarot Garden (55min from the Villa Ambretta)

Giardino dei Tarrochi
Loc. Garavicchio
58011 Capalbio (GR)
Phone number: + 39 0564 895122.

At the heart of the Mediterranean maquis, Nikki de Saint-Phalle created with her husband, the sculptor Jean Tinguely, 22 dreamy structures of glass and mosaic. The tallest ones are almost 15m tall, and some of them can even be visited from the inside. In one of them, Nikki de Saint-Phalle has creared a little house in which she lived with Tinguely. A visit to the garden is a joyful and magical trip into the artist's overflowing imagination. 

The Daniel Spoerri Garden (60min from the Villa Ambretta)

Il Giardino di Daniel Spoerri
Strada Provinciale Pescina
Loc. Il Giardino
58038 Seggiano (GR)
Phone number: + 39 0564 950 553
(Open from Easter to October.)

Founded in 1997 by Daniel Spoerri, this 16-acre garden is home to 113 installations made by 55 international artists. Visitors will be able to take a pleasant walk in this magical place, where art seems to be a natural part of the beauty of the surrounding landscape. It is also possible to have lunch there. 

Dream Woods (70min from the Villa Ambretta)

Selva di Sogno
Pod. S.Giorgio in Loc. Cotorniano, La Selva 
53031 Casole d’Elsa (Si)
Phone number: + 39 333 433 0183

After 5km of sandy roads, visitors will arrive at the Dream Woods, where Manfredo Deva has gathered, for 35 years, various stone scultpures of different sizes. It is a magical and meditative walk in the middle of 200 works of art.

(Open every day, but bookings are necessary.)

The Chianti Sculpture Park (80min from the Villa Ambretta)

Loc. La Fornace 48/49
53019 Pievasciata (Si)
Phone number: + 39 0564 922121

Inaugurated in 2004, this 13-hectare park has been ranked among the 10 most beautiful art parks in the world by National Geographic. On a course of almost one kilometre, 27 international artists have created works inspired by the Tuscan countryside. The park is also a venue for musical events (jazz, opera...) with an amphitheatre made of Carrara marble and Zimbabwean granite.