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THE 'PARCO DEL SOJO', THE ONLY OPEN-AIR, CONTEMPORARY-ART MUSEUM IN THE VENETO REGION, CELEBRATES A MAGICAL LOCATION OFFERING A BLEND OF HISTORY,NATURE, TRADITION AND CONTEMPORARY ART.
Thanks to the intuition and foresight of the architect Diego Morlin, this park entirely dedicated to art and nature was created at a site that had been abandoned for decades.
 
Over these last ten years a lot of hard work has been carried out to clean and restore the site itself, various internal structures and the pathways leading through the wooded areas. Numerous events and exhibitions held during this period have been highly appreciated by the local residents and also by art enthusiasts and the cultural world in general at both the regional and national level. Growing interest in the park and passionate dedication on the part of those who have invested time and energy in this venture have resulted in a fascinating service for the public.
 
This innovative project has valorised an area of ​​extraordinary historical interest. Magical sensations kindled in this setting are stimulated by the installation of a series contemporary works of art produced by Italian and foreign artists, who often retrieved in the surrounding countryside some of the long-lasting materials which they used. The hillside spur area locally known as the 'Sojo' and the Contrada di Covolo, the nearby village which has been inhabited since the late Neolithic Age, have gained increasing renown in recent years, attracting many visitors thanks to the presence and the fascination of contemporary art.
 
In the setting in which these creations are located one can imagine that a 'dialogue' is engendered and occurs between the artists' works and the surrounding natural environment; occasionally one has a sense of perfect harmony and at times the relationship may appear as slightly strident.
 
The Park is not only a place where one may absorb natural and artistic stimuli; it has also become a venue for cultural events organised to present the works of poets, musicians, film directors and dramatists and recently-published literary works.
 
Programme for the tenth anniversary of the inauguration of the Parco del Sojo Arte e Natura:
 
Saturday, 20th June 2015
- 11.00 am: mass held at the San Donato Church at Covolo;
- 12.30 pm: lunch (by reservation);
- 04.00 pm: presentation of new works that will be placed in the park;
 
Sunday, 21st June 2015
- 11.00 am: prize-giving ceremony of a national photographic contest held on the theme of 'The Breath of
  the Parco del Sojo' (Il Respiro del Parco del Sojo). 


FURTHER OPERATIONAL INFORMATION
The Sojo Art and Nature Park, situated on privately-owned land, is normally open on Sundays and on public holidays and during the month of August.
 The ticket office is located at the 'yellow point' ('punto giallo') inside the park (prices indicated below).
Visits to the park may also be arranged on weekdays for groups of more than ten people, however  in such cases booking is required and the park supervisor must be notified at least seven days in advance.
 Admission fee (tickets sold at the 'yellow point' inside the park):
 - Children up to the age of 12: free admission;
- Children 12 to 18: € 2.00 (reduced price);
- Adults 18 to 65 years of age: € 4.00 (full price);
- Adults, over 65: free admission;
- Annual membership-card holders: € 10.00;
- Friends of the Park del Sojo: free admission;
- People with disabilities and their carers: free admission;
- Guided tours (by appointment only) for a minimum of 15 participants: € 5.00 per person.
 
Opening hours:
 - Summer (1st May - 30th September):                09.00 am to 07.00 pm
- Winter (1st October - 30th April):         10.00 am to 06.00 pm
 
 
  • via Covolo
    LUSIANA (VI)

PARCO DEL SOJO - ARTE E NATURA


The PARCO DEL SOJO is an outdoor museum dedicated to contemporary art and sculpture. Situated in the Municipality of Lusiana in the Province of Vicenza, this is only museum of its kind in the Veneto region. The works of art presented are installed along a path winding through an unspoilt natural area comprising woods and open meadows. On account of its originality and particular effect this can be considered one of the most appealing and 'visionary' parks in Italy.
Company Contacts
Via Covolo
36046 - LUSIANA (VI)
+039 0424 503173 www.parcodelsojo.it
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