Messy Lab is a Cultural Association born with the aim of supporting and enhancing the tradition of ceramics through courses, seminars and cultural trips. Presently Messy Lab carries out its activities mainly in the Italian regions of Liguria and Piedmont. In the last few years in particular, the association has been actively engaged in the recovery and restoration of a ceramic laboratory located in the extremely fascinating medieval ecovillage Torri Superiore in Liguria.
The aim of the association is also to promote responsible tourism. Since Torri Superiore Ecovillage is surrounded by nature, you can venture out for long walks among the olive trees and the foothills of the Ligurian mountains. Walking paths lead past the banks of the River Bevera, where you can dive and swim in absolute freedom in its beautiful natural water pools!
Not far from where the river meets the sea is the famous Balzi Rossi beach. When heading to nearby France you will come across the Hanbury Botanical Gardens, and as you cross the French border, you will be captivated by the charm of Mentone, Nice and Antibes, where famous artists such as MATISSE, PICASSO and CHAGALL lived and worked. In addition, not too far from Torri Superiore, there are the Italian villages of Dolceacqua, Apricale, Airole and the ancient hamlet of Ventimiglia, all are still preserved with their authentic atmosphere and unique character.
Messy Lab has recently started collaborating with Cascina Malerbe in San Raffaele Cimena (TO) and together with Stefania Spanedda, we are developing a new project to promote rural and responsible tourism in Piedmont through ceramic courses.