The passion for art that has burnt in many a Perusini heart for generations has now found a place in the estate, as evidenced by the winery – tower, designed by the architect Romano Burelli and based on the experimental MURST project, built in 2000-2003. Inside, the counterweight at the the end of the Foucault’s Pendulum that swings from the top of the tower is a sculpture carved by Gianpietro Carlesso, while Leon Tarasewicz was commissioned to paint its walls. Other sculptures are spread around the garden of the main building and more are springing up elsewhere on the estate as part of the Xeno Project, developed by the Perusini estate together with local public and private authorities. The first of these works was Alessandra Bonoli’s Menhir, which was placed on a hummock overlooking the little church of San Leonardo, and soon a work by Max Seibald will be installed on top of the hill of San Biagio. Art exhibitions are organised frequently in the winery tower along with concerts and meetings, where the combination of high quality and an informal atmosphere are made even more memorable by the rare cocktail of art and nature.

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