In 2005 my husband and I bought an old barn which was renovated into a small living area/studio space. It is situated just out of the hillside town of Rivello about a 1 1/2 hour train trip from Naples. We are planning on making the space available to artists wanting to spend some time in Southern Italy. It will suit people who enjoy a glorious landscape, quiet environment and preferably who can drive on southern italian roads. The studio is 1/2 hour from Maratea which is right on the coast and very attractive. For those who don't drive, there is a good bus service available to nearby towns. The area is situated in the midst of National Parks, is close to the Amalfi Coast, Greece, Tunisia and Southern France. The studio could be used as a base for people interested inexploring any of those areas. Initially the internal workspace will be best suited to painters or writers, in the sense that it will not be set up to accommodate people needing to use machinery or needing to make a big mess ie sculptors.