Beautiful art in a fantastical environment
Imagine a place on earth where it is possible to live in freedom and peace. Bussana Vecchia, located on the Italian Riviera close to Sanremo, is one of these very few spots on earth. Bussana Vecchia has, since 1960, been a melting pot for artists from around the world. Painters, sculptors, photographers, ceramists, musicians, writers, poets and dancers have all helped to create this vibrant community and Bussana Vecchia continues to attract artists and art lovers today.
Disover the studios and exhibitions. Meet the artists
Driving up the curved road towards the village and finding a parking place is one of the last things that reminds you on being in the 21st century. The feeling of being in another world starts when you walk in the direction of the entrance of Bussana Vecchia constantly looking at the skyline which is dominated by the belltower of the church that still stands straight after the earhquake of 1887.
The first steps on the rocky streets gives you the feeling entering one of the last places on our planet that can be seen as paradise. Its atmosphere is peacefull, silence and lively, dynamic at the same time. It is a mix of walking in a medieval village and participating in an international art scene.
Walking through Bussana Vecchia you see the remains of an old mountain village and also the artworks of the many artists living and working inside the village. You will also have the opportunity to participate in one of the activities like concerts, theatre or performances. Bussana Vecchia is living today in a medieval scenery.