Collaborative or individual work in the studio or the surrounding area; open studio days and visits to other artists' studios when feasible; museum visits; walking; swimming and relaxing with other artists.



This residency would be attractive to artists working in any medium who wish to work on a particular project or who would like to develop new ideas for future work.


Rignana is a tiny hamlet 5 kms. from Greve, the nearest small town. It is 32 kms. from Florence and 57 kms. from Siena which are both reachable within one hour. It is a wine producing area and the house and church are surrounded by vineyards and wooded hills. There are connecting walks from all sides to the villages and market towns in the area. There is a small lake nearby and the river Pesa runs through the valley.