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Arte&Arte | Miniartextil


Arte&Arte | Miniartextil


Arte&Arte | Miniartextil


Arte&Arte | Miniartextil


Arte&Arte | Miniartextil


Arte&Arte | Miniartextil


Arte&Arte | Miniartextil


Arte&Arte | Miniartextil


Arte&Arte | Miniartextil


The Cultural Association Arte&Arte was founded in Como by Nazzarena Bortolaso and Mimmo Totaro in 1994.
The non-profit-making organization, aims to promote culture and art, as well as to preserve and exploit artistic and historical elements considered as foundations of the civil progress and utility and also as social service for a complete education of the person.


Would you like to take a trip on Lake Como? Here is a rare chance to discover the historical villas and houses hosting the international contemporary art installations.
Imagine a beautiful sunny sunday on a luxurious private boat with all the fragrance of nature and the sun on your skin.

Have your ever visited Cernobbio? It is a truly wonderful town nestling in the lake Como’s opening bay. The starting point of our excursion the magnificent art nouveau style Villa Bernasconi which exhibits fibre art works in its halls and gardens.
How about visiting the garden of Villa Carlotta and then just ten minutes later setting foot on shore at Bellagio?
You have the chance to visit, in just a few hours and in the utmost comfort, two of the most picturesque places overlooking lake Como, without the trouble of having to drive, park and organise a ferry crossing.
This and much more with the Arte&Arte Boat
A special tour of discovery of Lake Como from Art&Art for the 25th MINIARTEXTIL aboard a private boat that can take 130 people aboard. A unique opportunity to visit the exhibition venues of "INVITE TO THE TABLE. Art must become food for a meal all together (Maria Lai)".
As well as at Como’s former church of San Francesco the exhibition also takes place at Villa Bernasconi in Cernobbio, Villa Carlotta in Tremezzo and in the charming village of Bellagio.
There are professional tour guides for your day dedicated to the lake’s art and architectural heritage as well as to nature itself.

The service is available on Sunday May 17th 2015

The ticket entitles you to:
-  The boat tour from Cernobbio to Tremezzo and to Bellagio and back
-  Entry to Villa Bernasconi
-  Entry to Villa Carlotta: the House Museum and the Botanical Garden
-  A guided tour of the locations, the boat and around Bellagio
-  A brochure
- The chance save € 5 on the purchase of the catalogue (for € 10 instead of €15).
- Visit, whenever you wish, the main centre for the exhibition in Como up until when it ends on 21st June.
All this for just € 50 a person.
Compare the prices of the individual routes on the lake, the times and the changes, entry charges to Villa Carlotta and you will see just what a convenient and money saving offer this is.

8.30 Meeting up in Cernobbio at Villa Bernasconi. Welcome, presentation and a visit to the exhibition
09.45 Departure for Tremezzo
11.15 Arrival at Tremezzo at Villa Carlotta. A tour of the exhibits in the ground, in the House Museum and in the renowned botanical garden. Lunch when you wish in the Villa’s picnic areas of in the coffee and snack bar
2.00 Boat leaves for Bellagio
2.15  Arrival at Bellagio. Visit to the exhibition, the open-air installation and the pretty village itself
3.30 Departure for Cernobbio
5.00 Arrival at Cernobbio

Contact us and we will give you special offers for groups, families and schools.
Info at: Arte&Arte +39031305621 -

Ophelia. The garden of love is the title chosen by Giuseppe Coco for his exhibition, presented in Como’s historical Broletto building (located in the Cathedral’s Place), from the 21st June to the 14th july 2013. The artist invades the space with a series of artworks and installations inspired by Ophelia, the female character of Amleto, the Shakespeare’s tragedy. Ophelia is in love with Hamlet, the protagonist of the drama, written from 1600 to 1602. She becames fool as a consequence of the murder of his father by Hamlet’s hand, and ends her life drowning herself in a river. Giuseppe Coco wants to represent the dark side of love, imperfect, soaked by pain and anger. The project Ophelia. The garden of love ask the public’s involvement: all the visitors are asked to bring in the exhibition site letters, pictures, reminders, reflections, videos or drawings dedicated to love, to create their own garden of love. Info:



'Miniartextil' is an annual international exhibition of contemporary art showing the best in Textile Art, an art sector with a revolutionary approach to the textile heritage and its materials.

07/10/2017 - 26/11/2017


/ 27° edizione


Chiesa di San Francesco
Largo Spallino - 22100 Como


07/10/2017 | Sponga Award winner
The cultural association Arte & Arte, together with Giancarlo Sponga, due to the increasing number and quality of the proposals, we selected 2 winners ex aequo:
Katharina Lehmann and Collettivo Alraune Teatro.

Both the installations will be showed in the frame of the 27th edition of MINIARTEXTIL BORDERLINE from October 7 to November 26 2017 in the ex churxh of San Francesco in Como.
The winners will be awarded during the opening ceremony of the exhibition, on Sat. October 7 2017.

After the great succes of last fall in Como and the great appreciation this February at Le Beffroi in Montrouge, to Weave Dreams is back for its 2nd stage to France. The Museum of Dentelle in Caudry, is welcoming for the 3d time the miniartextil show, curated by Prof. Luciano Caramel.

Caudry is a town similar to Como for its tradition in textile, as it is famous for his lace realized for pret a porter.
From June 30 to August 28 2017 you will see on show a selection of
18 minitextile artworks and 5 large artworks that are:
Blue park (Marialuisa Sponga – I), Luce (Nao Kimura – J), Waterhome (Inga Liksaite – LT), Love will suffice for everyone (Rolands Krutovs – LV), Une ville Cécile Dachary – F).

The jury commission was composed by Prof. Luciano Caramel, president of the jury and curator of show, Andrea Taborelli president of Gruppo Filiera Tessile at Unindustria Como and the artist Maria Ortega executive chief for Europe of the World Textile Art association. The selected artworks represent 29 different nationalities.The world will be exhibited in the ex church of San Francesco from October 7 to November 26 2017 alongside the large scale installations.