A Cultural Tourist Park That’s Drawing in the Visitors
If you’re an artist and you’re planning a visit to Sicily, there is surely no better experience than the one offered by the Farm Cultural Park. Located in Favara, Agrigento, near the southern coastline of the island, this charming attraction offers an art gallery as well as a place for artists to stay. As such, there is the potential to stay for a few days or simply to drop in while you are in the area. Either way, you have a wonderful opportunity to learn more about this beautiful place and to see how it has changed the life of Favara itself.
Before 2010, before the cultural tourist park became more than a dream and turned into reality, there was little to recommend Favara to the casual tourist in the area. All has changed now though, especially since the park offers free entry and encourages its visitors to explore the centre of Favara itself.
As such this is quite unlike any art gallery you may have visited in the past. For example, it has virtually taken over the historic centre of Favara and turned it from somewhere you might want to avoid to somewhere to make a beeline for. Is that too strong a contrast? Perhaps, but many would agree. Nowadays you can head for the tourist park and find yourself among a knot of courtyards, each with something different to offer. Look out for the tea garden or the sandwich shop if you feel a little peckish; it would be a great place to sit, eat and observe the beautiful if rather unusual surroundings. Certainly, there is no other place quite like this in Sicily, and perhaps even beyond.
This is an art marketplace then, of sorts, where you can buy art, observe art, be inspired by art and generally feel creativity surrounding you at every turn. There is always something new to explore and discover here. Even those who wouldn’t say they have a passion for art can surely be inspired by their surroundings, and of the new lease of life, Favara has had.
If you find yourself in or near Favara you can easily walk to the art galleries and park from the main town square. It is not open on Mondays and opening hours for the seven courtyards can vary throughout the week. However, it does open at 10 am and stays open long into the evenings, giving you the perfect opportunity to visit at your leisure. Children may not like it but there are plenty of adults who have given it wonderful reviews. Perhaps you will join them when you’ve seen it for yourself.
more info website: www.farm-culturalpark.com