Artesella / About us


Arte Sella: the contemporary mountain. A unique creative process which over a thirty-year journey has seen a meeting of artistic languages and different inspirations united by the desire to establish a fruitful and ongoing dialogue between creativity and the natural world.

Arte Sella is managed by an association and a dedicated staff it also has a network of qualified partners.


Arte Sella, Trentino a place where in more than thirty years the mountain and contemporary art meet. Art and Nature merge in a continuous dialogue, where Artists from all over the world are invited to encounter the Sella Valley to carry out artworks that are nourished by the unique History and nature of the place. In a period of thirty years dance, music and art in all its forms have assiduously attended the paths of Arte Sella, giving way to unique projects and events, for  example Fucina Arte Sella and La Natura del Pensiero.

Association Arte Sella

Arte Sella was born in an experimental form in 1986, when a group of friends who lived in Borgo Valsugana met in the Sella Valley in the garden of Villa Strobele.and envisioned to combine contemporary art and nature, and so starts a period of contacts with local cultural institutions, with the people and the artists who were mainly strangers. Strong bonds were formed, like the collaboration with the Association of the Friends of Borgo under the guidance of Livio Rossi. Right from the start certain cardinal principals were formed that still inspire the activities of Arte Sella:
- The artist is not the absolute protagonist of the artworks but accepts that nature completes his work.
- Nature must be protected as a vault of nature.
- Nature is not only protected, but interpreted even in its absence, thus changes the ecological relationship.
- The artworks are placed here and there and are made of natural materials. They come from the landscape and then return to nature.

The project Arte Sella exists since 1986 with the first artworks carried out in the garden of Villa Strobele in the Sella Valley, the Association of Arte Sella was formally founded   in October 1989 under the guidance of Emanuele Montibeller, the art direcrot. The members have in common the interest with the artistic potential of nature.

Executive Comittee
Giacomo Bianchi, Giorgio Boneccher, Antonella Calliari,Dario Cimorelli, Rinaldo Ferrai, Floriano Tomio e Barbara Zoccatelli.


Marcello Finora,Maria Cristina Moggio, Gianfranco Capra, Teresa D'Aquilio, Laura Froner, Enrico Ferrari, Aldo Fedele, Luciana Bertoldi, Emanuele Montibeller, Antonella Calliari, Laura Tomaselli, Carla Pecoraro, Paola Mengarda, Cecilia Cremonesi, Mauro Casotto, Giorgio Boneccher, Giacomo Bianchi, Gian Luigi Bozza, Roberto Conte, Roberta Tomio, Lucia Calliari, Miriam Gianesini, Barbara Zoccatelli, Stefano Giampiccolo, Clelia di Loreto, Roberto Casarotto, Ugo Morelli, Massimo Libardi, Csongi Wasas, Floriano Tomio, Valerio Panella, Rosa Zambelli, Giovanna Castelli, Rinaldo Ferrai, Marco Ferrari, Dario Cimorelli, Chiara Bassetti e Adriano Siesser. 


Giacomo Bianchi – President -
Mario Brunello – Music Director
Marco Imperadori- Scientific Advisor Arte Sella Architecture
Roberto Casarotto – Dance Director
Ugo Morelli - Scientific Advisor Arte Sella Education
Rosa Zambelli – Communication and Marketing -
Valerio Panella – Safety coordinatori - 
Floriano Tomio – Technical assistant, artist collaborator
Antonella Calliari – Administration
Roberta Ballista, Clelia di Loreto – Tours and Information Point

Corso Ausugum 55-57
38051 Borgo Valsugana (TN - Italia)
tel. (+39)0461751251
fax (+39)0461756391
P.I. 01294330228
C.F. 01294330228

t. (+39)0461 761029

Photos Aldo Fedele, Giancarlo Dal Savio, Giacomo Bianchi
© Arte Sella.
It is forbidden to reproduce photos without the consent of the association.

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