La Macina di San Cresci


Residency life

La Macina di San Cresci   consists of  studio space, library,  gallery and residence for artists and it is located in the historic complex of the Pieve di San Cresci.
An open laboratory for artistic projects, a retreat, a place of contemplation and creativity.
Sometimes residents become quite involved in a community – giving presentations, workshops, or collaborating with local residents. At other times, they are quite seclude, with ample time to focus and investigate their own practice.

Are many events opportunities at our centre, in Greve town and in the close Florence town: book presentation, theater and music performances, art and design exhibitions, visit local artists and craftsmen.

The artists living here have an opportunity to exchange experience and to learn from one another also seated around a table to share a dinner with a good glass of wine.

The relaxed atmosphere of Chianti and the splendid historic building, from the 10th century, form an exciting combination.
During the stay the artists will have the opportunity to go on several outings and visits to the surroundings, which abound in places of special naturalistic and historical significance.
The Chianti-area with its dense concentration of vineyards, olive groves, old farmhouses, vegetable gardens, orchards, hilltop cypresses, terraced slopes and wooded valleys remains the definitive embodiment of the idea of the Tuscan landscape offering a picturesque frame for your memorable art residency.
The area provides an endless range of interesting things to see and do.
For those interested in architecture and history – or simply picturesque views – the main sights in the area of Chianti to the east of Greve among the Chianti hills and the slopes of the Val D’Arno are the innumerable castles and tower house. Florence and Siena are right next door! And Pisa, San Gimignano, Lucca, Volterra, the Scuplure’s Parks, the numerous markets.

We can help you to arrange excursions to the major interesting places.

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