region is the internationally influential Arte Povera movement from the 60's. This area is also particularly known for working with wool and natural dyes and therefore lends itself to exploration in textile and fiber arts. The Savoia dynasty castles and repurposed factories have excellent art collections.
The village of Mosso Santa Maria is 1hr.15 min from Malpensa, Milan's airport, 1.5 hours to Milan and 1.5 hrs. to Turin, and 1/2 hr. to Biella. Trains pass through Biella and busses go from Biella to Mosso Santa Maria. There are also private services that can pick you up at the airport and/or provide mini-van service for day trips.
Some art related highlights:
Association Casa Clementina
Advanced workshops in use of natural dyes and hand weaving by master artisans who exhibit around the world.
Castello di Rivoli
Contemporary art museum in a repurposed Savoia dynasty castle. (UNESCO heritage site)
Cittadellarte Biella-Fondazione Pistoletto
Art utopia - food, philosophy, socially responsable art. Classes and residencies by internationally recognized artist and author on sustainability practices, Michelangelo Pistoletto
Some food and wine related highlights:
Castello di Montecavallo
Casa Regis - Center for culture and contemporary art is in Mosso Santa Maria, in the Piedmont (Piemonte) region of Northern Italy and has two special things about its location. The first is that it is located in a small hillside village at the foothills of the alps that offers the isolation and quiet to get down to work. The second is that it is near enough to other important artistic hubs so that you can also have plenty of exposure to local culture. The contemporary art movement connected to this