Visiting the Giardino Fantastico (fantastic garden) is like a dreamlike journey through numerous multi-material pieces of art, mainly made of day-to-day and recycled materials. Born from the inspiration of Mr. Fiorenzo Pilia, the project started in 1993 inside a private orchard. It was conceived like an imaginary journey through anthropomorphic figures, some of them engaged in everyday life, others full of symbolism. Inside the garden you can run into protective hands, airplanes, roosters, turtles, bridges, towers, and end up at the representation of the cycle of life built inside a massive 15 meters tall hollow sculpture.
Over 400 pieces of contemporary art are hidden in the streets of San Sperate, an open-air museum that can be visited freely 365 days a year. Wall paintings, sculptures, site-specific installations--even the roads themselves are painted. The colorful landscape is continuously evolving.