Public Art Projects

Il Bosco della Ragnaia

An enchanting wood in the heart of Tuscany

53020 San Giovanni d'Asso, Province of Siena, Italy

Bosco della Ragnaia is a woodland park and garden created by the American artist Sheppard Craige at San Giovanni d’Asso, a small town near Siena, Italy. Although some parts may appear ancient, the park is a contemporary work that began in 1996 and continues today. Under tall oaks, one may find many inscriptions that gather moss while waiting to be noticed by a visitor. Some will be familiar, others enigmatic, while yet others merely express Sheppard’s sense of whimsy. Notable built features include: an Altar to Scepticism, the Center of the Universe, and an Oracle of Yourself. The Bosco does not offer a meaning, but is, on the contrary, open to all interpretations.

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Mon – Sun 9am – 6pm

W: Il Bosco della Ragnaia

53020 San Giovanni d'Asso, Province of Siena, Italy