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Castello di Ama with Galleria Continua from 2000

Castello di Ama

30/09/2000 — 19/10/2014

From San Gimignano to Ama,

from Ama to San Gimignano.

Tours around art, architecture and the landscape.


Ama is a small Tuscan village built on a hill at a height of approximately 500 metres in a delightful setting that calls to mind Benozzo Gozzoli’s frescoes, where Castello di Ama produces one of the best wines in the world.

San Gimignano is a beautiful little town famous for the distinctive mediaeval architecture of its old town centre speckled with 13th century towers.

They are just a few miles away from each other and they share something wonderful in common.

Galleria Continua opened in San Gimignano in 1990, thanks to the enterprise of three friends, Mario Cristiani, Lorenzo Fiaschi

and Maurizio Rigillo. It soon developed its own identity for creating art that draws on the bonds between the past and future, beyond the spatial bounds of the conventional realms of contemporary art. For over twenty-five years now Galleria Continua has been aspiring to enhance the local area by means of installations placed in various different locations designed by artists from five different continents.

More or less over the same period, after experimenting with temporary exhibitions thanks to the passion and drive of Lorenza Sebasti and Marco Pallanti, an environmental art project has been taking shape at Castello di Ama allowing Artists to create something wonderfully original and specific for this absolutely unique location. Here and nowhere else.

The partnership between these two enterprises has resulted in “Castello di Ama per l’Arte Contemporanea”, a project for site-specific works specially designed “in” and “for” this special place.