HIC TERMINUS HAERET - Il Giardino di Daniel Spoerri
The name „Il Giardino“ derives from its geographical position.
On old maps the place is called “Il Paradiso”. Thus it is
a “Garden of Eden”. Regarding the structure of the landscape
it is not as poor as the hilly area around Siena with its isolated cypresses.
There slopes of the Monte Amiata - the highest mountain of Tuscany - is
densely wooded. The landscape is very different from the typical Tuscan
views that we usually see in calendar pictures. There is snow in winter.
The Monte Amiata is even known as a skiing area. In summer of course,
especially in August, it is very hot and dry.