Borgo del Sole – Metafactory

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This kind of recidency is opened to everybody who has an artistic/creative project and is looking for a good place where develop it.

We welcome people of all ages and nationalities.

The art recidency program is opened to writers, designers, filmmakers, painters, photographers, all kind of visual artists, poets, performers, land artists.

We like to say that it’s opened to spiritual treasures seekers.

Application procedure

To apply, please, send us an email to

We ask you to explain your project to be developed here, to send us a link to your portofolio or website and to tell us somenthing about who you are.

When and How much

We ask a contribution of 20 euro every day.

If you are a group and you have a common project it’s possible to agree a lower price.

We ask a minimum of 10 days and a maximum of 2 months stay.

This kind of recidency is possible in May, June, September and October.

What we offer to you

It’s an opportunity to spend an alternative, relaxing and creative stay at very low cost at Borgo del Sole, an opportunity to experience a time totally dedicated to your project in a place with a very good mood for inspiration and creativity. An opportunity to meet new interesting people and share their experiences.

We offer you an accomodation in single bedrooms, with shared kitchen and shared bathrooms, and the free access 24h on 24h to all workspaces of Borgo del Sole.

In the price you pay is included the stay and the complete access to the pool and to the workspaces of our Agriturismo, is included electricity, hot water, heating, bed linen, towels, kitchen linen, wifi.

If you prefer to do not rent a car you can arrive by train from Pisa airport, we have a train station 5 minutes from us, then we can give you a ride for food shopping or you can arrive in Castelnuovo on your own by train or by bus, there you found shops, supermarket, street market…

Residency Programme since: 2013
Description of Organisation:

Metafactory born with the aim to investigate, experiment and develop the human potential with the aim of promoting the well-being of the individual and the community.

Metafactory is a Permanent Laboratory of Art, Spirit, Communication, Film, Architecture, Photography, Poetry, Evolution, Consciousness, Energy, Expression of Self, Realization …

This project includes:


General information

We organize courses, conferences and seminars on all subjects that can be an instrument of research and development of inward and spiritual, with particular reference to art, creativity and paths of spiritual growth.

Organisation founded in: 1999
What type of organisation are you?:
  • Hotel or Guest house
  • Artist-Run
  • Independent Association/Foundation
Working Languages:
  • English
Presentation of artists’ work: Arranged on a case-by-case basis
Duration of residency:
  • Weeks: 1
Number of studios: 2
Number of artists in residence at one time: N/A
Studio type and size: Shared studio
Accommodation type:
Private Room
Shared Apartment
Which disciplines does your residency cater to?:
  • Visual Art
  • Ceramics
  • Literature
  • Film-making
What practical facilities does your residency offer to artists?:
  • Shared studio / workplace
  • Kitchen
  • Space for partners, families, pets
  • Internet
What artistic facilities does your residency offer to artists?:
  • Ceramic facilities
Is your residency wheelchair accessible?: Yes
Companions Allowed:
  • Children
  • Partners
  • Pets
  • Application process: Open call
    Do you charge an application fee for your residency?: No
    Do you charge a residency fee for your residency?: Yes
    If yes, what is the residency fee? (in your local currency): 20 euro every day
    Do you provide the residents with any funds associated with the residency? (e.g. stipend, fellowship, production allowance): No
    Expenses paid by the artist:
    • Travel
    • Food
    • Supplies
    Other activities happening at the space:
    • Workshops
    • Exhibition
    • Gardening
    • Family Life
    • Other
    Selection process: By curator
    Setting: Rural
    Nearest Airport: G. Galilei, Pisa
    Nearest Train Station: Villetta S. Romano, 600 meters
    How to reach by train: From Pisa Central station: take the trains to Piazza al Serchio or Aulla, and stop at Villetta. You can also take trains to Lucca and then you have to change and take a train to Piazza al Serchio or Aulla and stop at Villetta. From Florence S.M.N station: take the train to Lucca, then you have to change and cacth the train to Aulla or Piazza al Serchio, stop at Villetta station. ​ Be sure or ask the Chief of the train if your train stops at Villetta, not all trains stop in this station. Apdate us about your arrival time and we will be there at your arrival with our car.
    Street & Number: Loc Osteria Nuova 1
    Postal Code: 55038
    City: San Romano Garfagnana
    Country long: Italy
    Loc Osteria Nuova 1
    San Romano Garfagnana 55038 ITA
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