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A trip to Ghizzano, the colorful village

In Terre di Pisa, there is a small village famous for its colorful houses and its contemporary art works

Of all the places in the Terre di Pisa, it is becoming one of the most-viewed on Instagram with its distinctly colorful houses and contemporary art installations. We are talking about Ghizzano, a small village in Peccioli, the latter being equally loved for its beauty and widely spread art.

If you have stopped in Peccioli, in a 10-minute drive you will reach the colorful village, while from Pisa it will take about 40 minutes.

The colorful houses, one of the most photographed attractions by tourists, are located at Via di Mezzo. They are the work of David Tremlett. The dominating color is green, combined with shades of the colors of the hills around Pisa.

Patrick Tuttofuoco's name is included in the roster of artists who have turned Ghizzano into a village with a strong identity. His three installations, falling within the "Elevatio corpus" cycle, are inspired by portraits of St. Michael, St. Sebastian, and St. John, constructed in neon, marble, and iron, respectively. The "Endless Susnset" walkway in Peccioli is the creation of Patrick Tuttofuoco.

Alicja Kwade created the sculpture "Solid Sky", a block of stone from South America and peculiar for its blue veins, polished to a perfectly smooth sphere. 

If you happen to be in Ghizzano, you can visit (by reservation only) the Giardino Sonoro, a 20th-century Italiana garden owned by the Venerosi Pesciolini family.

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