AUGUST 4-5-6 2023
the open-air museum
Borgo Universo was born in 2017 as a festival of Street Art and astronomy, with the intent to tell, through street art, the history of the country and its unique contact with the cosm.
Every year since then new artists of international fame have been invited to paint new stories and visions on the walls, giving life to what we now call a "open-air museum" spread across the streets of the town, always open and open to visitors, which today houses 40 murals, sculptures and installations, and which continues to be enriched with more.
the open-air museum
Borgo Universo è un museo a cielo aperto che utilizza il linguaggio dell’arte e dell’astronomia per raccontare ed arricchire la storia di Aielli, borgo medievale in provincia dell’Aquila. Il festival omonimo, giunto alla settima edizione, negli anni ha trasformato il paese in una vera e propria galleria d’arte con circa 40 murales realizzati da artisti di fama internazionale, oltre ad opere scultoree ed altre mostre e installazioni.
look to the sky
This peculiar dialogue with the universe was born thanks to Filippo Angelitti, an astronomer born in Aielli in 1856, and continues today inside the Torre delle Stelle, which houses a museum of sky and a astronomical observatory</span .
Borgo Universo organizza tour fra i Mural di Aielli in Abruzzo (AQ).
Un’esperienza unica da provare.
Every weekend it will be possible to observe, get to know and understand the art spread along the streets of the village, with the help of local guides.
It is also possible to visit the #Torredellestelle in Aielli, participate in astronomical observations and many extra activities.
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Aielli enters among the wonders of Italy "Wonders" by Autostrade
The village of murals returns to the national limelight with the "Wonders" project by autosrade.
Don Luigi Ciotti back in Aielli
Don Luigi Ciotti inaugurates the Laika mural dedicated to the young Di Matteo, a victim of the mafia.
Borgo Universo introduces itself to China
The brochures of Aielli and Borgo Universo will be present in the visa offices of the Chinese metropolis of Chongqing.