Residenza d'Arte – Torrita di Siena, Italy - Atlas Obscura

Residenza d'Arte

Torrita di Siena, Italy

A unique Tuscan hideaway acts as an art mecca as well as a hotel. 


Art comes first in this 14th-century Tuscan villa. While working to keep the medieval structure’s charm, the hotel is at the same time an art gallery, exhibiting a collection of modern art and sculpture.

Breakfast can be taken in a gazebo among the garden’s sculptures and olive trees. Visitors can take hot-air balloon trips over the region which includes a number of vineyards. The hotel also embraces the region’s culinary arts, as cooking classes allow visitors to learn the Tuscan touch in the kitchen.

It started as the idea of well-known artist and sculptor Anna Izzo. Now it inspires others, and offers art classes in the garden.

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