Not far from Florence, the Villa Fattoria di Celle is a farm on a hill overlooking the area between Florence and Pistoia, some international artists were invited by Giuliano Gori and his family to create installations in the picturesque open space of about 45 acres and inside the historical buildings and various other rural structures. Today, Celle has about 70 installations.
Visit Selva di Sogno, a “Forest of Dream” in Chiusdino (Siena), in the woods that surround the Osho Miasto center. The sculptures made by Deva Manfredo, are miniature buildings that could belong to any ancient civilization and, at the same time, they are reminiscent of children’s games.
In Seano, near Carmignano (Prato), there’s a public garden, the Quinto Martini park museum. It features a large group of bronze artworks donated (and arranged) by the artist Quinto Martini.
Painters, sculptors, graphic artists and potters have made Cantagallo a curious gem of contemporary art thanks to the open air museum of Luicciana: installations take shape between houses and gardens, including wall paintings on the facades of the houses.
The Large-scale installations by Mario Staccioli can be found around the town of Volterra. Some of them literally frame the landscape! The streets of some Tuscan cities are increasingly starting to become a great place to spot some unusual, original and talented artists.
Making headlines all over the world is Clet (Abraham), a French artist who has been living in Italy for over 25 years. He’s the author of the artistic street signs that you can easily spot around Florence (as well as Livorno and other places). His guerrilla art has also produced some incredible, and much discussed, works during the last years.