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Special Arte Sella ARTENATURA
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Arte Sella

ARTENATURA

Walking in Val di Sella amidst Arts and Nature

The house I dwell in
Lilly Cerro, 2014 - Copyright Arte Sella, photo by Giorgio Barchiesi

The Arte Sella Association is distinguished by its particular and significant initiatives to combine the sphere of arts with that of Nature.

Among those, the ARTENATURA trail, which we describe here. It is a pleasant excursion, accessible to all, along which you can admire a series of works of art, while walking along a beautiful low altitude forest.

The works, lives and changing over time, making the visitor walk quite interesting, stimulating a variety of suggestions, reflections and considerations.

Opening photo: The house I dwell in, by Lilly Cerro - Copyright Arte Sella, photo by Giorgio Barchiesi

We thank the Associazione Arte Sella for having granted the authorization to publish the photographic material of the artworks, on which the same Association holds the copyright.


Access

From Borgo Valsugana (TN), along the SP 40 of Val di Sella, you enter the valley, encountering at first the Information Point at the Restaurant Al Legno, then a number of possible parking areas, at various distances from the starting point.

At the Information Point you can receive a route plan, and purchase a guide that describes in detail the works on display.


ARTENATURA trail

About 500 meters after the Info Point, a path branches off to the right of the road, nearby the first work, Echo.

Echo, by Will Beckers - Copyright Arte Sella, photo by Giorgio Barchiesi

Echo
Will Beckers, 2014 - Copyright Arte Sella, photo by Giorgio Barchiesi

You walk comfortably, on a really modest slope:

Sentiero

Thus you come across the various works that are spread on either side of the trail, or near a turn, as The temple of love, Cross-sections of spruce logs, and then Column.

Column, by Paul Feichter - Copyright Arte Sella, photo by Giorgio Barchiesi

Column
Paul Feichter, 2002 - Copyright Arte Sella, photo by Giorgio Barchiesi

At a relatively short distance, other works follow, Blades of grass, and then Ecological niches.

Ecological niches, by Giuliano Orsingher - Copyright Arte Sella, photo by Giorgio Barchiesi

Ecological niches
Giuliano Orsingher, 2000 - Copyright Arte Sella, photo by Giorgio Barchiesi

The trail goes on in the shadowy woods:

Sentiero

After that you find Germination, and then Flow.

Flow, by Armin Schubert - Copyright Arte Sella, photo by Giorgio Barchiesi

Flow
Armin Schubert, 2009 - Copyright Arte Sella, photo by Giorgio Barchiesi

And again, Spiral, Helical holes, and then On the surface.

On the surface, by Stuart Ian Frost - Copyright Arte Sella, photo by Giorgio Barchiesi

On the surface
Stuart Ian Frost, 2012 - Copyright Arte Sella, photo by Giorgio Barchiesi

Others follow: Rotation, A necklace, and then Verdant horn.

Verdant horn, by Johann Feilacher - Copyright Arte Sella, photo by Giorgio Barchiesi

Verdant horn
Johann Feilacher, 2002 - Copyright Arte Sella, photo by Giorgio Barchiesi

Then you walk further, for 300-400 m:

Sentiero

So you come across All up!, Houses for barons in the trees, and then Sella stele.

Sella stele, by Chris Booth - Copyright Arte Sella, photo by Giorgio Barchiesi

Sella stele
Chris Booth, 1998 - Copyright Arte Sella, photo by Giorgio Barchiesi

At the next fork, you take slightly left:

Bivio

After that you findTransitions, and then The house I dwell in.

The house I dwell in, by Lilly Cerro - Copyright Arte Sella, photo by Giorgio Barchiesi

The house I dwell in
Lilly Cerro, 2014 - Copyright Arte Sella, photo by Giorgio Barchiesi

At the next fork you go straight on, and soon you reach Interstices.

Interstices, by Matilde Grau - Copyright Arte Sella, photo by Giorgio Barchiesi

Interstices
Matilde Grau, 2002 - Copyright Arte Sella, photo by Giorgio Barchiesi

Right after that, at a fork, you turn all left:

Bivio

The trail goes down-hill:

Sentiero

Shortly after a sharp turn to the right, just above the trail, you find Wolves.

Wolves, by Sally Matthews - Copyright Arte Sella, photo by Giorgio Barchiesi

Wolves
Sally Matthews, 2002-2013 - Copyright Arte Sella, photo by Giorgio Barchiesi

You go further down-hill, and turn right:

Bivio

So you walk along a cane thicket, where you find Watercore.

Watercore, by Roger Rigorth - Copyright Arte Sella, photo by Giorgio Barchiesi

Watercore
Roger Rigorth, 2013 - Copyright Arte Sella, photo by Giorgio Barchiesi

After the thicket, at a fork, you go slightly left:

Bivio

Then you cross a wooden bridge:

Ponticello

So you reach the last work of the trail, Nucleus.

Nucleus, by Armin Schubert - Copyright Arte Sella, photo by Giorgio Barchiesi

Nucleus
Armin Schubert, 2000 - Copyright Arte Sella, photo by Giorgio Barchiesi

About a hundred meters more, and the trail ends up on the road:

Confluenza su strada

From this point, walking to the right (west), in a kilometer and a half or so, you reach, going among verdant meadows, the area of Malga Costa and the Vegetal Cathedral, that you can enter and visit, for a fee.

Viceversa, if you walk to the left (east), on the low-traffic road, you will head back to the starting point.

gb, 2016-09-19

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