La Terra Saggia – our new place in Italy


Beautifully situated in the hills, at 15 minutes driving distance from San Severino lies a small hamlet, a borgo. Click here to get an impression of the place.It’s in Italian style with a villa, a few smaller houses, a little church, a school, a swimming pool and a workshop for artists. Some buildings ready for us, others in rough construction with room for imagination and creative architecture. In addition, extensive farmland with olive and walnut trees, a little stream set in wild groves. A place ideal for our writing, creative and silent retreats. La Terra Saggia, that is how we call it. The wise earth, a new world is opening up to us.

Some comments about the place

‘Absolutely lovely – beautiful and inspiring surroundings, and I very much appreciated the “remoteness” of the retreat. I also felt really good in my room, it was huge and airy, and I loved that I had a nice view from my desk.  Overall, the accommodation was everything I could have wished for.’ Lisa R.

The place there in the Marches is really fantastic. The buildings and the way the rooms are decorated. Simple but with everything you need. The peace and sound of the birds the moment you wake up. In fact, everything is a source of inspiration.‘ Connie M.

Magnificent location in the Italian hills, with opportunities for beautiful walks and visits to San Severino.  The private room and bathroom were fantastic. The place  historically interesting.’ Marjolein B.

It is truly a retreat place. A retreat that allows you to do exactly what you came for. That is Artisa’s secret –.  And that makes me look forward to the next writing moment on site…’ Willemijn L.

‘A beautiful setting where the inspiration seems to bounce back from the hills around this authentic place.’  Yvonne M.

About Le Marche

Le Marche is a region of Central Italy, known for its stunning landscapes, history, artistic heritage, and coast. It’s also famous for its authenticity, as this Italian region is relatively unknown.

Map Le MarcheThe region is located in the Central area of the country, bordered by Emilia-Romagna and the republic of San Marino to the north, Tuscany to the west, Umbria to the southwest, Abruzzo and Lazio to the south and the Adriatic Sea to the east.

How to reach us

You can reach us by car, train or flight. If you choose to fly,  the closest airport is Ancona.

By public transport

If you choose to fly, the closest airport is Ancona. You can also fly to Perugia, Rome or Bologna. Then you can travel by train to San Severino, where we will pick you up for free.
We can also organise a taxi for you from the airport. From Ancona it will take an hour to get to us. Whenever it is possible we will organise a shared taxi, so you can share the costs.

By train

Some participants have chosen for the train option. There is a night train from Munich to Ancona. In Europe you can travel with a interrail card, which makes the train more affordable.

By car:

You can travel all the way by car to our place or you fly to one of the airports, mentioned above and rent a car at the airport. From Ancona airport it takes 1 hour to drive to our location in Bagno di Pitino.