Villa R

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Founded 2013
Messina, Italy


Villa R is an exclusive private residency for artists, one of the first international point of reference for contemporary art in the city of Messina, Sicily. It was designed in 1990 by the two owners, Iolanda Vacalebre and Nicola Rustica, whom have over the years used the villa for artistic and musical productions, organizing several evenings with poetry, performance and other creative activities. Since April 2013, Iolanda and Nicola decided to offer most of the spaces of the villa for intercultural and interdisciplinary exchange with professionals (both foreign and Italian). These activities aim especially to the creation of new projects and artworks in a stimulating environment, in contact with other artists and with nature. This is an exclusive opportunity to develop new ideas in a wide, beautiful and meditative location, far from the distracting vibes of the big city. The residence has wide space for artistic production of any size and media.

Local Information

The residency is in Messina, Sicily (Italy). The distance from the villa to a very popular seaside is about 4km .The villa is on accessible distance from touristic destinations such as Milazzo, Taormina, Etna volcano and direct transports to Eolie Islands

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