TwoCentsPress Printmaking Arts in Tuscany

General information

Brief description of organisation

TwoCentsPress residency was established by Franco Marinai (visual artist) and Anna K. Thorsdottir (architect) to provide artists of different disciplines with professional tools and support to advance their artistic practices in an extraordinary natural setting, in the Metal Hills in Tuscany, in the medieval village of Serrazzano.

We believe that artists can draw great benefits from immersion in a pristine natural environment – away from the distraction, the pollution and the noise of today’s urban scene – where they also have access to material resources of professional quality and educational support to implement and extend their practice.

We also believe that artists staying at TwoCentsPress can profit by being exposed to an ancient life style that seems like revolving around only the most elemental features of nature: earth, air, water, fire, wind, rain, the season etc. At the same time we are confident that the presence of artists visiting TwoCentsPress, as they bring diversity and a cosmopolitan outlook, has a positive impact on the fairly insular and mostly traditional local community of the area.

While plans are underway to convert the old village oil-mill into a multifunctional facility that - with the recent addition of a Heidelberg Windmill machine – will include a letterpress and a bookbinding workshop, the focus of the TwoCentsPress residency is at the moment the art of printmaking.

Organisation founded in


Brief description of residency program

TwoCentsPress is a residency for artists of different disciplines (printmakers in particular) who wish to work in an extraordinary natural setting in the quiet and the beauty of the Tuscan countryside.
TwoCentsPress residents are housed in independent apartments in the village of Serrazzano, southwest of Volterra, with full access to a professional printmaking workshop fully equipped for all intaglio techniques and a B&W darkroom.

Residency program since


Disciplines and media
  • Visual Art
  • Printmaking
Type of organisation
  • Artist-Run

Residency conditions

Duration of residencies
  • 1 week
Number of artists resident at one time


Companions allowed
  • Partners
Grants available

No grants are available at this time.

Expenses paid by artist
  • Travel
  • Housing
  • Food
Application who/how

Digital Application

Selection procedure

By Curator

Presentation of artists' work

Arranged on a case-by-case basis

Description of residency



  • Internet Connection
  • Library
  • Kitchen
  • Printmaking Facilities
Number of studios


Type and size of studios

Shared Studio

  • Private Apartment
  • Shared Room
  • Shared Apartment
Working language(s)
  • English
  • Italian, Icelandic
Other activities happening at the space
  • Workshops

How to reach

By train

From the South (Rome) go to Campiglia Marittima.
From the North (Pisa) go to Cecina.
Visiting artists will be picked up at either of those train stations and driven to Serrazzano (42km) in approximatly 45 minutes.

By plane

Fly to Rome Fiumicino (Leonardo da Vinci Airport), Pisa, Firenze Peretola.

By car

See map.
After getting to Serrazzano, drive up towards the historic center (the castle), staying on the right, and after about 250 meters enter and park in the space beyond the two red brick columns. Proceed past the gate into the courtyard of Villa Beltrami (number 148), the site of TwoCentsPress.

Nearest airport

Pisa, Roma Fiumicino, Firenze Peretola

Contact information

TwoCentsPress Printmaking Arts in Tuscany
Via Castello 148
56044 Serrazzano - POMARANCE (Pisa)

Phone: 39 324 6267339

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