Podere Mollano is situated in Italy in the heartland of Tuscany, on 14 hectares of privately owned land. It is surrounded by a beautiful countryside of rolling hills and nature that changes its face with every season. There is always a gentle breeze blowing, which helps make the hot summer days very pleasant.
Podere Mollano is a large stone villa, which was originally built by one of the local counts. The property has been fully renovated by its current Czech-Swiss owner.
During reconstruction a great deal of effort was made to preserve its original Tuscany style and as well as characteristics of the local architecture, which blend in with the local countryside.
There are three totally independent large, well appointed apartment units, equipped with standard amenities, each with its own entrance in the main building.
There is an exhibition of paintings and sculptures, which were created by invited visiting artists in the gallery on the ground floor.
Nearby the main building there are two other buildings, a cottage and a large stone barn that serves as an atelier for painters and sculptors.
Chianti and other varieties of Italian wines can be enjoyed from an 18-meter long cool cellar situated below the atelier.
Podere Mollano offers a residential creative stay for sculptors, painters, glass and ceramic artists and photographers. Eligibility for this package will be made, based on required documentation (concise curriculum vitae, catalogues, photos, etc.) which the artist would mail in advance.
Accommodations, basic food, tools and required materials will be provided to all resident artists in exchange for pieces of art, which will remain at Podere Mollano. Further details pertaining to this arrangement will be provided to selected artists in advance.
Ateliers, marble quarry and kiln for ceramics etc. will be provided free of charge. Necessary amenities for processing black and white photos will be made available to photographers. Glass workers will have the opportunity to acquaint themselves with the work of glasswork ateliers in the Colle val d'Elsa , which are second only to Venice in Italy.
Those interested in the residential package are requested to mail required documentation to: Georg J. Los, Atelier dell'Arte, Podere San Pierino, 53030 Radicondoli (SI), Italy.