Arte Sella

Arte Sella, Borgo Valsugana: Hours, Address, Arte Sella Reviews: 4.5/5

Speciality Museums • Art Museums
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10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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vagabondafelice
Carisolo, Italy202 contributions
Family
On arrival we parked in first car park and walked the 3 kilometres to the entrance of the park as it was a beautiful day. We passed Malga Costa and Villa Strobele, which we visited on the way back. There were many works of art scattered around the park and a few were still being repaired after the Vaia Storm two years ago. We had a lovely walk in the open air viewing the many pieces including the unusual knotted tree, the tree cathedral and the bridge made from old newspapers! It was enjoyed by all the group, young and old! There are a couple of restaurants but you need to pre book on a busy day.
Written November 8, 2020
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DimitriLS
Munich, Germany17 contributions
Friends
The idea to do art out of natural materials is great. The way of displaying it and integrating in the environment is absolute awesome.
It works of art are integrated in wood landscape as it would be a part of the natural habitat. Do not skip a free exhibitionist and spend 2-2,5 hours walking through relaxing trail and looking around for art object "hidden" in your surroundings. Some of them are really obvious to see, others are so naturally placed, that you need good eye to realize an art object and not a natural derivation.
The second part of the exhibition is more museum like, where more objects are displayed on the less territory. Never the less it is also worth seeing and walking through and let the art impress you.
As the statement I would say if your are into modern art and like walking in the nature - Arte Sella will for sure impress you. But even if not - it is worth visiting.
Written June 26, 2014
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Jesse A
Estero, FL90 contributions
Couples
When you want to get away...far away...from the hordes of people in Venice and Florence, this is a great place to do so. About two hours Northwest of Venice (by car), entrance to Arte Sella is outside of Borgo Valsugana which, in itself, is placed in a picturesque valley.

The entrance to Arte Sella is about 6-7 miles from the main Borgo Valsugana road. Don't fall into two traps. The first is a restaurant with a sign that says "Arte Sella Information". They will indeed provide information, but they are a restaurant that does not seem to have any association with Arte Sella itself. The second trap is a medium-sized sign stating you are entering Arte Sella. We took the adjacent dirt road for about a quarter of a mile before realizing the road could not be right (it was so narrow, we had to back up the entire distance.)

There is a parking lot about a 5-10 minute walk prior to the real entrance, and it is as close as you can park. The exhibits themselves are extraordinarily creative, and the photos on the Web site are accurate and representative. You can see them all in about a circular mile of walking, but plan to spend 1-2 hours because you will want to take a lot of pictures of yourselves inside the exhibits (but don't climb on them!) The exhibits are sited in a lovely wooded area, and many look as though they grew naturally instead of being placed there by the artists.

This is a unique experience, so take your time and enjoy!
Written June 11, 2016
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Hello, Thank you very much for your comment about Arte Sella. We would like to specify two point related to the two "traps" mentioned in the comment. First of all the information point of Arte Sella located at the restaurant Al Legno is part of Arte Sella and is intended as a first welcome for visitors in order to give practical informations about the ways for planning the visit. Nobody forces visitors to buy something tha is not related to the information material provided by Arte Sella. Informations are also provided in order to let people understand the two pathways - Artenatura route and Malga Costa Area route - and how they can manage the two visits. Based on input from the vast majority of visitors, we are confident that all the signals provided along the valley are clear enough to avoid errors; anyway we will check the point you are reffering to, where you were not able to understand the way. Kind Regards and thank you for your visit and for appreciating our exhibitions.
Written June 17, 2016
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Colm K
Caprino Veronese, Italy120 contributions
A bit abandoned and unkempt. It probably was a great way to spend a few hours with friends or family out in the open some time ago but the works of art are at least 60% in degrade . The place needs a lot of work to bring it back to a level which justifies the long walk to the attraction. Right now, it's a disappointment with just a few hints left to show what was undoubtedly a wonderful idea.
Apart from the run-down operas of art, the pathways and directions are in need of refreshing. It's been two years since those high winds caused damage.
Written August 23, 2020
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Mac
Nuremberg, Germany22 contributions
Solo
The valley itself is very beautiful and quiet (at least in april). both the park and free area (ArteNatura) offer surprising works of arts made from natural materials, adding to the magic of the place. Most of the way is in the forest, so perfect for hot days.

If you plan a visit: Read the webpage first.
I didnt do it and was surprised how long ArteNature takes (1:45 hours), but that was my fault :)
Written April 28, 2018
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Darlene C
Texas Gulf Coast, TX154 contributions
Family
A very unexpected outdoor art gallery of sorts. Many of the pieces of art are living. Very unusual and unique. The park is lovely and quite.
Written April 13, 2018
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László S
21 contributions
Couples
The pieces of art are interesting, some of them are very attractive and mindful. There is a visitor center, there is a website, there is a map, but there are annoying details. The map is too sketchy, the painted rocks don't help you to find all the artworks. There is a small symbol and number for each pieces in the sold catalog but there are not on the small signs next to the sculptures. The website is too complicated.
It is forbidden to share pictures in the public media (e.g. facebook) made in the garden. They haven't recognized it could make bigger publicity.
Written July 21, 2017
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Lolicon
London, UK94 contributions
Family
An open air art gallery in the middle of woods, along a very pleasant path at the end of a wonderful Alpine valley.
It is just 7 or 8 km away from Borgo Valsugana and a mere 30 minutes if you are in the Lago di Caldonazzo/Lago di Levico area.
You can park the car (for free) along the road, a few km away and take a very nice walk. When done with the visit stop at the bar/restaurant (all food is excellent, but WOW for the strudel) and then walk back. If tired a shuttle bus brings you back to the car (for 1 € I think).
Written May 2, 2017
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EmilySG2015
Singapore, Singapore23 contributions
Family
It was a lovely walk with very beautiful artwork. My children loved it as they could run in and out of them without destroying anything! Good family outing.
Written July 28, 2016
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megrix
Istanbul, Turkey32 contributions
Couples
If you can, do the full visit. Start with the ArteNatura route, then continue on to Malga Costa area. It is not difficult. The website says ~5-hour walk in total, but if you are fit, you'll probably finish in 4 hours or less.
In October restaurants may be closed. Carlon was closed on a Monday also. But the cafeteria at the entrance of Malga Costa seems to be open always. The small fruits seller near the parking lot at the Carlon is a good opportunity also. Try the wild Kiwis.
Written October 8, 2015
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