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Cor Litjens
Holland (1956)

issorie marble and iron

The monumental portal that crosses the Park path about a third of the way along is part of a series of works by Cor Litjens that combine architecture and landscape. The very positioning of the sculpture, across the path, engages the visitor in an almost physical way, making him an active element of the composition. The unfinished part of the title and the work itself is another important aspect and depends on the participation of the observer who is free to complete the composition with his own imagination.
Litjens’ work finds inspiration in some famous examples of unfinished buildings such as the Duomo Nuovo in Siena or the Abbey of San Galgano. Similarly, his work is inspired by nature: in Unfinished Building he uses the color palette of the Park through the use of Issorie marble and rusty ferrous material, to form a dialogue between art and nature.

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Cor Litjens
Holland (1956)


Cor Litjens was born in Nijmegen, Holland in 1956. From 1976 to 1981 Litjens studied art education at the “Tehatex College” in Nijmegen. He then decided to become a professional artist and opened his own studio in 1981. At the same time Litjens obtained his first important commission for a monumental work and since then he has dedicated himself to sculpture full time, participating in numerous personal and collective exhibitions. He creates large, monumental sculptures and small detailed sculptures, mostly cast in bronze, sometimes in combination with stone. Together with other artists he started a gallery and a sculpture park in Beuningen. This was an experimental park, where young artists could test and realize their concepts.

His work is characterized by the use of elements and shapes coming from scenographic nature and monumental architecture. His subjects represent mountains, houses, gates, trees, bridges and squares; but also, cliffs, coasts, rivers, courtyards, islands and entire cities. Sometimes these elements and shapes are only abstractly recognizable, detached from their original environment, other times they are transformed in a very concrete way into figurative images.
Litjens’ sculptures resemble buildings and parts of them: he creates floors, walls, rooms and corridors in bronze or steel, in which window and door openings give access to other surprising spaces. As happens here in the Park.



By paved road from Siena, take the SP408 to Ponte a Bozzone. Turn left at the church and follow the signs for Pievasciata / Sculpture Park. We are about 15 km from Siena.


The walk round the Park is about 1,5 km and it is suitable for baby buggies and wheelchair users. Upon request we offer a tour of the Park in an electric buggy for those with mobility issues. Contact us for further information.


Open every day (including Sundays and holidays) from 10am to 6pm. Last entry one hour before closing.

Tickets: €10 adults | € 5 reduced – under 18 yrs | Free 0-4 yrs

Booking is not necessary. The Chianti Sculpture Park APP – available for free on Apple Store and Google Play Store – is an excellent audio guide!


Groups of more than 12 people are asked to book entry in advance, to facilitate organisation.

Guided tours are available in Italian and English upon reservation.


The visit to the Park lasts an hour and a half on average and it is absolutely suitable for children! Our four-legged friends are welcome providing they are kept on a lead and any ‘deposits’ are removed! The park does not have a restaurant, but we will be happy to recommend some restaurants that can be reached by car in a few minutes. A picnic area is available.

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Strada provinciale 9, 48
53019 Pievasciata - Castelnuovo Berardenga (Si)
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