Art between the vines
The work of 13 young artists in the Sculpture Park of Franciacorta.
Property of the 5 star Relais Albereta resort and extending over some 61.000 hectares of parkland in the vicinity of Lake Iseo, the Franciacorta Sculpture Park is a spectacular open-air museum.
The sculpture park is the end result the Third Millennium International Sculpture Prize, sponsored by the Terra Moretti Group, which owns the Relais Albereta hotel.
An eye to the future
The initiative involved hundreds of young sculptors, from throughout the world, all of whom presented sketches for works which would express the new millennium's sense of beginning and represent a positive sign of hope and optimism for the future.
An international jury, comprised of eminent figures from the world of art and culture, were responsible for selecting the winners.
The work of the winners has since been realized using Prize funds and installed as part of a permanent exhibition in the Terra Moretti estate in Franciacorta.
The Italian art critic Vittorio Sgarbi has described the initiative as a great public demonstration in support of the territory, underlining how the park adds yet further value to a landscape already sculpted by the work of man
Art and wine
Every first Sunday of the month, the Sculpture Park is open to the general public, by reservation only. The route winds its way through the park surrounding the Relais, as far as the nearby wine cellars of Bellavista and Contadi Castaldi.
The visitor is immersed in the peaceful countryside of Franciacorta, surrounded by grapevines, in the midst of which impressive art works, such as Salvatore Sava's Fiori di Pietra, Maki Makamura's My Inside and Giorgio Spiller's Casa Orizzontale appear, as if by magic.
Parco delle Sculture di Franciacorta
L'Albereta Relais & Chateaux
Via Vittorio Emanuele II, 23
Tel. +39 030 7760550
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