Open every summer, June to August. Minimum Residency stay 5
Paid by artist 

The residency fee includes private accommodation in the original Palazzo building, unrestricted 24hr access to 2 in-house Studios, terrace, solarium and all common areas, free wi-fi, art library, multilingual literature library, organic Full Traditional Breakfast cooked in-house daily. Check the website for 2014 rates.

Application guidelines 

Application form downloadable from the Palazzo Rinaldi website (to include a detailed Project Proposal), copy of recent CV and samples of work relevant to residency proposal.



no precise deadline - however, due to limited capacities, it is highly recommend

Palazzo Rinaldi Artists' Residence

Palazzo Rinaldi Artists' Residence

Artists residencies and retreats


Located in the hilltop village of Noèpoli, in the Basilicata region of Southern Italy, Palazzo Rinaldi is a historical property offering International artists' of various disciplines & levels a unique opportunity to live and pursue their creative work within a remote, tranquil and natural environment. Palazzo Rinaldi is being developed with Art & Sustainability as its core values. The residence is small scale, low impact, locally owned, community-oriented and nature based.


Resident Artists are encouraged to present their creative work to the local community through curated open studio days and exhibitions in the Palazzo Rinaldi gallery. A full calendar of workshops, performances and events is also organised every summer parallel to the Residency dates, in order to promote interaction between its Residents and the local community. These range from site-specific performances and screenings to children’s art workshops and courses for adults.

Accommodation Information 

Resident Artists stay in elegantly appointed private bedrooms in the original 1822 Palazzo Rinaldi building. The Palazzo’s spacious, high ceilinged bedrooms have original period furniture and features such as oak ceiling beams and baked cotto floor tiles. The small scale of the Residency guarantees privacy and a quiet environment.  Residents' accommodation includes free wi-fi connection throughout the Palazzo, cotton bathrobe & slippers for personal use, weekly towel change and a welcome tray on arrival.  For full details please visit the Palazzo Rinaldi website.

Note that following changes were done in 2013: new facilities to the Residency, including a self-catering kitchen for exclusive use of our Residents, an additional large studio with natural light, and the option of attending in private apartment for artists traveling with small families or looking for a little more privacy. Palazzo Rinaldi can now also welcome small groups, up to a maximum of 8 Residents at a time.  

Studio Information 

Unrestricted access to two in-house Studios, 24-hours a day.  Studios are 31 and 16 sqm in size and equipped with free wi-fi, running water, easels, digital projector, large work tables and chairs.  Some basic materials such as clay, wax and wood are available.  Residents can also make full use of Palazzo Rinaldi's Gallery space, the reading room or work outdoors on the panoramic terrace.


Noèpoli is an Enotrio-Lucanian village of 1,200 inhabitants, founded in the VIII-VII century b.C. and located on a hilltop 626m above sea level. It is situated within the confines of Pollino, at 20,000 square km. the biggest National Park in Europe. This privileged position has ensured through the years the preservation of the local natural environment: the area enjoys uncommonly clean, crisp air, unspoilt countryside stretching as far as the eye can see, silence, tranquility and wholesome food produce. Noepoli also represents the ideal starting point for visiting sights such as the UNESCO world heritage site of Matera, Carlo Levi's confinement home in Aliano, and award-winning blue flag beaches of Maratea and Policoro.

Via Rinaldi N. 5
85035 Noèpoli, PZ (Basilicata)
+353 (0)87 6342405

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