In recent years, “Cascina Maria” was chosen by Nicoletta Rusconi as her countryside residence. For this reason, the spacious property was the subject of a thorough renovation, with the main scope of surrounding herself with the works of those artists which she collaborated with, and discovered through her passion and experience in the art world.

The property celebrates the original structure of a classic Italian farmhouse, made up of two buildings separated by an internal court, a spacious garden with a swimming pool and a small natural lake. The whole atmosphere is made unique and original by the presence of works of art and sculptures of contemporary International artists, which help define the internal and external spaces. Amongst the many works, there are some specifically created for those spaces, like the wall-paper drawn by Donatella Spaziani, the floor patterns by Flavio Favelli, and a mysterious door by Alexeij Koschkarov.

“Cascina Maria” has recently been transformed into a comfortable country retreat, and it can be a place where to spend relaxing days while breathing the artistic atmosphere of Contemporary art, inside the house, as much as outside in the garden. This new arrangement is also a reflection of the passionate work that Nicoletta Rusconi has put into photography, which lasted about a decade with the creation in Milan of the art gallery “Fotografia Italiana”. Looking back at her artistic voyage, and working from then on, Nicoletta Rusconi is trying to create a new interest moving from the Italian photography before, then through the “Nicoletta Rusconi Contemporary Art” gallery project, to finally reach the new “Nicoletta Rusconi Art Project” concept of an artist’s residence within “Cascina Maria” called I.D.E.A.

“Cascina Maria” is located between two famous golf courses and near many equestrian centers, as well as Lake Orta and Lake Maggiore with its beautiful Borromeo’s islands and Stresa. Furthermore it is quite close to Milan, and the Malpensa Airport can be reached within a half hour car drive.

“Cascina Maria” proposes different rental options:

■ 5 fully furnished apartments, which can accomodate up to 6 guests each.
■ External spaces for events abd cerimonies

Information and reservations:

Via Motto 11
Agrate Conturbia (NO)

T. +39 0322 832777