Discover art in Brufa, Torgiano

Jan 15, 2024 | Events, music and arts | 0 comments

About Brufa

On a sunny winter’s day in January, I found myself enchanted by the hidden charms of Brufa, nestled in the heart of Umbria. Guided by Alessandra of Ziarelli Country Loft, I explored this quaint town, once a fortified settlement between Perugia and Assisi. Perched at 295 meters above sea level, Brufa, formerly known as Castel Grifone, still echoes its medieval past. You will recognize its round shape while walking through the winding alleys.

Beyond its historical allure, Brufa beckons you to a unique celebration within its ancient walls every August: Brufa in Festa. Join the locals in revelry and immerse yourself in the festive spirit. For event details, check for updates on the local tourist information’s Facebook page: ProLocoBrufa.

Parco delle Sculture in Brufa, Torgiano

Parco Sculture Brufa

Unexpectedly for most visitors, Brufa has an artistic surprise up its sleeve. In the 1980s, an innovative project took root, adorning the town and its surroundings with sculptures of local and international artists. As you wander through Brufa, hike, or drive in the surrounding hills, colossal sculptures emerge, each a thought-provoking masterpiece.

Upon arriving at Ziarelli Country Loft, you’re greeted by an imposing sculpture by Ettore Consolazione – “Against all Terrorism” (2010), a poignant representation of the shattered twin towers.

Parco delle sculture in Brufa

Renowned American artist Beverly Pepper, a magnet for her compatriots to the Todi area, left an indelible mark with the “Brufa Broken Circle.” Discover this masterpiece in the park adjacent to the village, a testament to the fusion of nature and art.

Parco delle Sculture in Brufa

These and more extraordinary sculptures form part of the “Strada del Vino e dell’Arte,” the wine and art route that weaves through this part of Umbria. Delve into the artistic narratives by reading the insightful explanations on small plates beside each sculpture. For an interactive experience, scan the QR codes and unlock a web app, complete with engaging games – an ideal way to captivate the curiosity of young minds.

Join us on a journey of artistic exploration in Brufa, where history and creativity converge, inviting you to unravel the stories along the captivating “Strada del Vino e dell’Arte.” Discover more about these mesmerizing sculptures at Umbria Tourism.

Parco delle Sculture in Brufa

Stay in Brufa

A lovely place to stay in this area with your family is the newly built Ziarelli Country Loft where Alessandra will welcome you. A modern villa with a private pool will be your starting point, not only to explore Brufa and Torgiano but also other parts of Umbria. It is strategically situated between Perugia and Assisi, in a quiet position with great views over the valley with Assisi on the horizon.

Ziarelli Country Loft and Parco Sculture, Brufa

Ziarelli Country Loft, Villa in Umbria

Ziarelli Country Loft, Villa in Umbria

Ziarelli Country Loft, Villa in Umbria


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