Photology AIR – Contemporary Art Park
96017 – Noto (SR) – Italy
The new park for the contemporary arts Photology AIR (Art In Ruins) is located inside the Tenuta Busulmone, in the countryside of Noto, in Sicily.
The park develops around the remains of an ancient cloister and is only 4 km away from the center of Noto, in the direction of Testa dell’Acqua.
Noto is a small jewel of Sicilian art and culture, a wonderful example of Baroque architecture of the late 18th century dominating the valley of the Asinaro river, with views of the Ionian Sea to the east and the Mediterranean Sea to the south.
Its historic city center was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 2002 along with the other Baroque cities of the Noto Valley. After the rebuilding following the earthquake of 1693, Noto has become one of the most visited art cities in Italy, a destination for an increasing Italian and international tourism.
The Noto Valley is an exclusive destination mainly for its artistic and cultural heritage but also for food and wine excellence, grounded on the wine and food tradition. The touristic places of the area are the icing on the cake: the beaches of the Vendicari natural reserve, the large quarry lakes, the archaeological area of Pantalica, the Roman Villa of Tellaro, Marzamemi and ancient Noto.
Tenuta Busulmone is an ancient rural property located in the Busulmone district that was founded around the IX century, in Arab era. It is located just 4 km away from Noto, between the heights of Serra Vento and the Tre Fontane waterway, with a spectacular Ionian-Mediterranean panorama.
The whole estate has been developed in recent years following a sophisticated green philosophy. Art and culture mark the hospitality activities of Tenuta Busulmone with exhibitions, films, exhibit and artist residences.
This artistic vocation reached its peak in 2018 with the opening of Photology AIR (Art In Ruins), a park for contemporary open-air art, but also a cultural and architectural project of a conservative nature, which has an extraordinary exhibition site in the remains of a nineteenth-century cloister recently renovated according to the logic of historical protection and eco-sustainability.