Our tour of Lombardy's painted villages concludes with Cadorago, a village located on the railway line to Milan, home to Murarte 90, a cultural initiative that has, since the 1990s, led to the permanent display of around 300 works of art on the walls of the village (and its hamlets of Caslino and Bulgorello), transforming the streets into Italy's largest open-air art gallery.
This ever-expanding project has also involved the Brera Academy and has allowed the municipality to feature on the list of the Italian Association of Painted Villages.
Established as a celebration of the 20th anniversary of the Premio Lario Cadorago, a painting competition held 14 times until 1988, its objective is to involve the local population in the re-appropriation of their identity and to make art a public domain asset, usable by all free of charge. Executed by Italian and international artists working directly on walls or on panels subsequently applied to the walls of houses, it features paintings, sculptures, and ceramics realised with different techniques (including fresco, graffito, and acrylic), creating an aesthetic that ranges from the 1990s to the present day. A joyful experience of harmony and beauty that you will never forget.