Garden of Daniel Spoerri

Top choice gardens in Monte Amiata

Opened in 1997, this sculpture garden is the passionate project of Romanian–Swiss artist Daniel Spoerri (b 1930), who created many of the 112 artworks spread over its 16 hectares. The landscape here is glorious – wildflowers carpet the fields and olive groves surround the property – and the site-specific works address the theme of how art should complement nature rather than overwhelm it. The standout piece is Olivier Estoppey's 2001 work Dies Irae (Judgement Day) – don't miss it.

There's a cafe and snack bar on site, as well as three self-contained apartments to rent (double €85, quad €120). Breakfast costs €7 per person.