With the creation of a Cultural Park we want to offer our guests new ideas and interests for a more relaxing holiday. 

@Podere Conte RàCani

Our aim is to give value and pleasure to your stay in an atmosphere that respects environment and culture.


The idea behind a Cultural Park.

Maybe it’s an ambitious goal, but we are working to build a dream! What is the Cultural Park? A place where art is borne, where art shows itself, testing new languages, creating a sort of syntony with the beauty of the Umbrian nature. Here art is protected and given value. Here artists can express themselves, try, construct, grow, be judged, be exposed and expose in the middle of nature. Here we would like that people could come to breathe the richness and the beauty of the air, of the works that man can create in syntony with earth, trees, animals, An open air exibition in the middle of the woods... together with man made works of art.

Because after all nature, with the magic of a century old tree, of the time eroded rocks..... aren’t these all works of art? Man and nature, a binomial in eternal challenge and threat since the very birth of life on earth. The winner is alternatively one or the other. We are dreaming of mapping out the Equilibrium Path, where the respect from one fosters the growth of the other and vice versa, We want to launch a challenge to the artists to confront themselves with nature. And we want to stimulate those who will visit the Cultural Park to discover the taste of beauty, of nature, of flavours, of colours, of perfumes... of all what can help us to live healthy... the health of mind!

But to realize this dream we need to be surrounded by other dreamers... the artists! We want to meet sculptors, people who can create natural ideas, who are willing to create in our farm their works, regardless of their size, big or small, and to place them together with us on our Equilibrium Path. We would like to give to the still unknown young artists the opportunity to express themselves and show their works in this natural environment, thus giving to our Italian and foreign guests the possibility to discover their art. We would also like that even the already known artists could look at us and leave a sign of their passage on our Path!


We would really like to be able to realize all this, but to do so we need the help of everybody, and, as I said at the beginning, thanks to our numerous dreams!


I did realize many of them up to now. This is the new challenge in front of me.


Tomaso Thellung de Courtelary

Artistic Director 


Podere Conte Ràcani

Le Residenze Artistiche sono alla base del funzionamento del Parco Culturale. Sono l’anima, il motore!

Vogliamo ospitare artisti e consentirgli di “creare” in piena libertà le loro opere, in un ambiente rilassato, incontaminato dalla frenesia e dallo stress quotidiano legato alle grandi città. Opere che siano in qualche modo legate, ispirate, influenzate... al territorio dell’Umbria, che siano i paesaggi, l’aria, gli animali, il cibo, la gente del luogo… vogliamo lasciare agli artisti la possibilità di essere pervasi dall’ambiente che li circonda e farsi portare dall’ispirazione che questo crea in loro.

Notre programme offre aux artistes un appartement complètement indépendant entièrement meublé, avec cuisine, bureau d'étude, ainsi que le transport vers et depuis Rome et un portefeuille alimentaire.


Nous avons également récupéré un ancien refuge pour animaux dans les bois et transformé en salon de théâtre, danse, musique, yoga, etc.


En bref, nous voulons offrir la situation idéale pour permettre aux artistes d'être transportés de leurs rêves et de leurs idéaux.

Farm summer

Agri-cultural festival.
Podere Conte Ràcani

A Festival to emphasize the artists’ work and at the same time an event to promote Umbria. Artists can express themselves through music, theatre, sculpture, painting, but also through food, wine, local craftmanship... In short we intend with this Agri-Cultural Festival to give prominence to the artistic beauties of this magnificent region, Umbria. The Festival will take place in four/five separate meetings to be held on Saturdays in June and July 2016.

As we are still in the preparatory phase we welcome all artistic agri-cultural proposals. Whether you wish to be on a concert, or to show your works, or even to offer your local food or your wines... you will always be welcome.

Send us an e-mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and we shall be happy to contact you in order to decide together your participation.

Inner hall cultural park
Inner violin hall - Podere Conte Ràcani



Giorgio Cremaschi Artist Workshop Podere Conte Ràcani
Giorgio Cremaschi, Pinocchio, Artist Workshop Podere Conte Ràcani

dal 15 al 18 giugno 2015 - costo a persona 400,00+IVA compreso di corso (24 ore totali), vitto e alloggio (condiviso in appartamenti da 2-4-6 posti).
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Il Live cinema è una recente arte performativa che concentra tutto il processo produttivo - ripresa, editing, montaggio, proiezione - e lo rende instantaneo. Tale tecnica può quindi essere utilizzata in teatro, in danza o in eventi performativi traducendolo in linguaggio innovativo e accattivante, al servizio di registi, attori e performers. Come tutte le tecniche, può essere un elemento vincente e una scelta azzeccata nella narrazione, così come può essere usato a sproposito inseguendo il "nuovo a tutti i costi". E' una questione di consapevolezza artistica, di drammaturgia multimediale.

Di tutto questo ci occuperemo in questo workshop, imparando le tecnologie necessarie, mettendole in pratica in scena, ragionando sul senso di una scelta estetica così particolare. E cercando le connessioni con l'opera di Chaplin, lavorando assieme a lui, riportandolo sulla scena o entrando noi stessi nei suoi storici film. E quando diciamo "entrando nei suoi film", diciamo davvero… fino a crearne di nuovi.

Il programma
- Live cinema techniques: tutto il processo filmico di produzione in tempo reale, Softwares e tecnologie per il livecinema
- Elementi di videomapping su scenografie; tulle e superfici di proiezione per il teatro.
- Elementi di motion tracking per la scena teatrale.
- Drammaturgia multimediale: siamo sicuri che quel marchingegno si adatti al racconto?
- Bombetta e bastone: elementi di Physical Theatre.
- Laboratorio di creazione e improvvisazione a partire da scene dei film di Chaplin

Il docente
Michele Cremaschi, scienziato dell'informazione, attore e regista, ricerca l'applicazione scenica di physical theatre e nuove tecnologie. Nel campo del live Cinema ha prodotto nel 2012 lo spettacolo "Méliès & me". Attualmente è impegnato in un progetto Creative Europe sulle Scenografie Virtuali con LABA, accademia in cui è docente di Drammaturgia Multimediale.

E' consigliabile venire muniti di Computer Macbook - Sono disponibili al massimo 12 posti!

Artists in residences.

The Cultural Reservation Spring Residency Program 2016, from may 5th to may 15th 2016 - deadline 27th March 2016 - Application Form
Artists in residences Podere Conte Ràcani
Artists in residences Podere Conte Ràcani

Places for creations.


In our Agri-Cultural structure artists can find their creative space anywhere. 

We can namely mention a 12 by 6 meters Hall that we have recently obtained by restoring an old sheepfold in the woods. Wooden floor and ceiling beams, well lighetd, video-projector on demand, toilet. This Hall is particularly suited for theatre rehearsing, dance, music, yoga, shiatsu, etc.

Another possibility is given by the old stable, where each box (5 x 3.50 meters) can be used by artists for minor sculpture or painting works.

Last but not least there is the wood, a wonderful creation site. 

Incredibly charming spots can be found when penetrating into the wood’s paths, where one can stop to enjoy the freshness of the air, and write, think, sing, ....or dream! 

Or even sculpting directly on the travertine rocks!

Places for creations ad Podere Conte Ràcani