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Jeff Saward
United Kingdom ()


The labyrinth as a symbol of human existence has existed for millennia in many cultures around the world. In Italy, labyrinths have been found engraved on rock, painted on Etruscan vases, or in the form of mosaics on Roman floors. Sometimes they are also present in religious contexts such as in the Cathedral of Lucca or the Basilica of Pavia. In contemporary art the motif initially appears during the 1960s with the work of Brian O’Doherty and Tony Smith in the United States. In Tuscany, the American artist Robert Morris created a triangular labyrinth in 1980 at Villa Celle (Pistoia), while in Seggiano (Grosseto), in Spoerri’s garden, a labyrinth was installed which derives from a pre-Columbian rock engraving. The one in the Park, created by Saward in 2007, also derives from a rock engraving, discovered in Valcamonica and dated to the Iron Age (750-500 BC).

Positioned on the left side of the second part of the route, thanks to its imposing geometric shape and its bright green color that shimmers in the sunlight, the labyrinth creates a visual impact even from afar. Octagonal, made with square colored glass tiles, produced in Florence, the Labyrinth is seventy-five meters long; a series of concentric paths leads to a small central, empty space, which houses an orange seat and a mirror. The visitor faces nothing other than himself.

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Jeff Saward
United Kingdom ()


First captivated by the labyrinth in 1976, Jeff Saward is a world authority on the history and development of labyrinths and mazes and is the author of Magical Paths a pictorial essay on the modern revival, Labyrinths & Mazes a comprehensive illustrated history and is the editor of Caerdroia – the Journal of Mazes and Labyrinths and co-founder and director of Labyrinthos, the Labyrinth Resource Centre, Photo Library and Archive. Based in Southeast England and travelling extensively to research their history and distribution, Jeff has an unrivalled collection of photographs of labyrinths from around the world and has designed and built many examples himself – from simple labyrinths of field-stones at the Glastonbury music festivals in the 1980’s, pavement and gardens labyrinths for clients in the USA and in Europe, to hedge mazes in Hawaii and Illinois. He is also frequently consulted to provide designs, information, illustrations and documentation for both modern construction projects and historical restorations.



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)
P.I. 01181460526 C.F. 92044080528
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