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Sleeping in a work of art on the sea of Sicily - Room of Maria Lai "Su Barca di Carta m'Imbarco" (On a paper ship I board)- 7 nights - from € 1.680 for two people - breakfast, lunch and dinner included. (donation included)

Hotel "Atelier sul Mare": a hotel/museum of contemporary art unique in the world; at Castel di Tusa, near to Cefalù, blue flag 2016.
In this "museum" the works of art are the twenty rooms conceived and built by just as many ecceptional artists. Each room is an experience in itself physically and conceptually different from one another. In common, the opportunity offered to the guests to live inside a work of art.

Stay in the Camera d'Arte "Su Barca di Carta m'Imbarco" - da € 1.680 per 2 persone.

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Seven nights for two people - full board.

Services included:

  • Breakfast in the hotel (upon request, in the room)
  • Lunch and dinner in the Hotel restaurant or  - in low season - at the restaurants Grotta Marina and Dama di Tusa 
  • Free WiFi gratuito in all common areas
  • Guided tour of the art rooms
  • Tourist Assistance for the Open "Fiumara d'Arte"
  • Pets free stay
  • Use of the beach with 1 umbrella and 2 sun loungers
  • Air conditionning


Maria Lai It is the most important Sardinian artist, internationally recognized, of the '900; she is famous for her sign which, from the archaic tradition of women's work of sewing fly to the visionary and poetic installations of bright evocative galaxies.

Antonio Presti describes the room: "This room takes you on a fascinating journey that, from the depths of the abyss, leads to the infinity of the outer space. In the bathroom also created by Maria Lai for whom the water is the predominant element the "vital liquid", move colored fish, algae and other marine organisms that crowd the walls of this area where the artist has reinvented sanitary ceramics, coating and decorating them. The ceiling is a glass plate that evokes the sea surface. Emerging from that sea, one lands in another space that the artist has dedicated to the two Mediterranean islands, Sicily and Sardinia, respectively evoked by blue and black.

Abandoning yourself on the bed-island, you can admire the imaginary constellations that are reflected in the bedspreads and the stars made of small reflective elements. In the blue-black depths of the walls, stand out swarms of stars and a sun created by a tangle of wires, which is light but also the beginning, the chaos from which was born the matter. The very thought out lighting and the intense colors create an atmosphere suspended between sea and earth, between light and shadow. Synthesis and whole focal point is the split stone that embodies the silence and mystery of these two lands.
One night in the dark to find the light of a star, "escaping for a moment the world of division and entering the wholeness of the world where one thing, one creature says to the other: This is you."


Atelier sul Mare

A room inside the Hotel on a terrace on the sea with the Nebrodi mounts at your back and the gulf of Castel di Tusa in front. Sicilian dishes of natural cuisine, with products of high quality as the fish, fresh every day from the fishermen of the village, meat, from the Nebrodi's breedings, as well as cheese, cold cuts and vegetables. Sweets from the Sicilian tradition.

Grotta Marina 

Restaurant run by a family of fishermen with the best mediterranean recipes passed down for generations.

Dama Tusa

A cuisine based on the raw materials of the island. Among their strenght dishes: classical recipes re-interpreted in modern way and totally innovative recipes. Pizzas from the wood oven.


Inside the hotel, the Bar is in a "museum sitting room" where to drink a coffee or have a quick bite browsing a book from the rich library available to the guests.

On the terrace directly overlooking the sea, a bar ideal for relaxing, drinking a sun-downer or enjoying a "granita".


The beach of Castel di Tusa is of pebbles and the sea make them sound creating a calm and relaxing athmosphere.

Museo Albergo Atelier sul Mare:

Antonio Presti is the artifex of this unique reality where landscape, culture and art merge together to make thhe guests of this magnificent island live an unforgettable emotion: every room is a dream.

Presti was already the creator of the Fiumara d’Arte, the largest open park of sculptures of Europe, which  overlooks the area where Atelier sul Mare is located.

The Fiumara d'Arte is an museum formed by a series of sculptures of contemporary artists displayed along the embankements of the river Tusa.

Labyrinth of Arianna - Italo Lanfredini work


Info on the Association: http://www.arpai.org

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Stay in the Camera d'Arte "Su Barca di Carta m'Imbarco" - da € 1.680 per 2 persone.

CLICk on the greenCA SUL BOTTON "SHOP NOW" to fill the form with your data.

You will be soon contacted to define the details of your stay and to confirm your booking.

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