Brufa, a small village and open-air museum

Brufa is a small village in the municipality of Torgiano, Umbria, with a population of only 600 people and an enviable location on the hills facing Perugia, Foligno and Assisi.

Since 1987, its rural landscape – shaped and transformed over the centuries by olive groves and vineyards – is home to art project “Scultori a Brufa. La strada del vino e dell’arte” (“Sculptors in Brufa. The wine and art road”), which has formed a beautiful itinerary around sculptures by contemporary artists from Italy and abroad.

Over the years, the town has turned into an open-air museum, in which every piece of art contributes its beauty to the surrounding environment – without altering its peculiar value, but instead creating a new natural and cultural itinerary within its context.

The artists who take part in the project experience the local territory and study it to understand its characteristics, traditions and history, and to tune in with the daily life of its people, finding the right space for their sculptures.

Here is a selection of “postcards” from this beautiful corner of Umbria.

Photos via:
http://www.scultoriabrufa.it/Opere
https://www.umbriatourism.it/it/-/parco-delle-sculture-a-brufa

Brufa, a small village and open-air museum

Brufa (Perugia)
Via del Colle, 2

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