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Arte Sella In Valsugana – A Complete Guide

Arte Sella is an impressive natural open air museum, displaying 3D designs made from rocks, leaves, branches and trunks. Here’s all the info for visiting.

How To Get To Arte Sella

Arte Sella, or Associazione Arte Sella as it’s known locally, is located in the region of Val di Sella.

Just a 30 minute drive from Levico Terme, or a 40 minute drive from Caldonazzo, it’s accessible along the SP40 highway.

As you arrive, car parks are located along the SP40 highway from the information point of Arte Sella at ‘Ristorante Al Legno’.

We recommend renting a car for your entire Italy trip. That way you can pick up the car from the airport and explore the region at ease. Also, another option is of course a private taxi to Arte Sella.

For those short on time, or that prefer everything to be organised for them, there are some awesome tours on Get Your Guide available to book in advance.

Arte Sella Entrance Fee

Adults: €8

Children: €4 (11 to 16)

Groups of over 25 people: €7 each

Children under 10 years of age & disabled persons with a companion: Free

Arte Sella Opening Times

Arte Sella is open daily, however times differ depending on the time of year.

Jan – Feb: 10am – 5pm

March – May: 10am – 6pm

June – September: 10am – 7pm

October: 10am – 6pm

November – December: 10am – 5pm

25th December: Closed

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Charlie creeping through the artwork

Best Time To Visit Arte Sella

Summer is probably the best time to visit this outdoor museum not only for the warm weather but also as this is when the most events and creative workshops take place.

However, it is said that it is still worth visiting during the autumn/winter months. As this is when an ‘almost magical atmosphere pervades the woods and the entire Art in Nature route!’.

Consequently, you can expect a different experience during every season of the year!

It’s a pretty easy walk through the woods but comfortable shoes are recommended.

What To Pack

Photography Camera


Day Bag

Power Bank

Reusable Water Bottle


Lightweight Rain Jacket

What To Expect At Arte Sella Open Air Museum

Inspiring artwork created through the use of nature, displayed in its natural habitat!

Arte Sella is an international exhibition of contemporary art that was first set up in 1986. Uniquely, it takes place in the open air of the fields and woods of Val di Sella.

A popular thing to do in Valsugana, the artworks on display are mostly 3D designs, created by artists from around the world.

Furthermore, many of the artists do not charge for their time as they feel it’s such a privilege to be able to showcase their work on the Arte Sella grounds!

The majority of work on display is made from rocks, leaves, branches or trunks. Therefore you rarely come across anything made of artificial objects, materials or colours.

Interestingly, when the exhibition closes, many of the artworks are left in the woods, where they end up taking part in the life-cycle.

However, others are placed into museums, art galleries or show rooms in Italy or abroad.

Whilst you are walking around the grounds, be sure to read the plaques as you pass to give yourself more information on the detailed art concepts.

Overall Arte Sella describes itself as:

‘A unique creative process, that in a journey of thirty years has seen various meetings of an artistic nature, different inspirations and sensitivities accumulated from a desire to continue a dialogue between creativity and the natural world.’

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Lauren getting amongst the twists and turns
Arte Sella Open Air Museum Valsugana Museum
He had to get a photo with the giant snail shell!
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These are the type of pieces to expect at Arte Sella
Arte Sella Open Air Museum Valsugana Museum
Impressive pieces of modern, natural art

Where To Stay In Valsugana


Grand Hotel Imperial

The 4-star Grand Hotel Imperial is set in the centre of Levico Terme and was once the summer residence of the Austrian Royal Family.

Surrounded by a 150,000 m² park, Grand Hotel Imperial features a free wellness centre and elegant rooms.

The on-site spa and wellness centre is complete with indoor swimming pool, sauna, Turkish bath and fitness centre.

The outdoor swimming pool is also available during summer.

All rooms offer an LCD TV and a mini bar. Free WiFi is also available in the lobby.


Bellavista Relax Hotel

Enjoy a relaxing break away from the stresses of everyday life at this peaceful hotel, set amid the mountains and close to Lake Levico.

Immersed in nature, sport and wellness, with special solutions for families and business men, the helpful and polite staff aim to offer you the best holiday in Trentino.


Hotel Liberty

Hotel Liberty is set in Levico Terme and offers a large outdoor terrace, restaurant and free bike rental.

Its spacious rooms feature hypoallergenic wood floors and flat-screen TVs.

Rooms at the Liberty Hotel offer views of the park and Levico Lake which is just a 10-minute walk away.

All the rooms also provide free Wi-Fi, and air conditioning is available on request in some rooms.

For more places to stay in Valsugana, you can check the latest prices on

Planning Your Trip

Book Your Flight

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Travel insurance will protect you against illness, injury, theft, and cancellations.

Book Your Tours & Activities

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Conveniently book, download and access your tickets on the move all from your mobile.

Book Your Rental Car

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Buy Those Last Minute Bits

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They offer next day delivery and you can use my travel packing checklist to make sure you haven’t forgotten anything.

Trip sponsored by Visit Trentino

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