Our studio is located in a country house just outside the village of Bolsena, in central Italy, about 130 kilometres north of Rome.
Bolsena is a beautiful medieval village perched on the shores of the Lake Bolsena, Europe’s largest volcanic lake: The town is rich in Etruscan and Roman artefacts and is an important point of reference for Christians following due to Bolsena being the home of Saint Christina and the miracle of the Corpus Domini.
Just a few kilometres from Bolsena is the city of Orvieto, famous for its position on the top of a tuff cliff and for its Duomo, adorned with beautiful mosaics and frescoes by the Renaissance master Luca Signorelli. It also houses an outstanding collection of stained glass windows, which includes a medieval four-light window, nineteenth-century stained glass windows by the Moretti studio and a mullioned window by the Roman artist Duilio Cambellotti.
Another wonder, a stone’s throw from Bolsena is Civita di Bagnoregio, one of the most beautiful medieval hamlets in Italy. It is like a town out of a fairy-tale, balanced precariously on a rocky outcrop and surrounded by a beautiful valley with unusual rock formations called calanchi in Italian, and less romantically Badlands in English.
The historical, artistic inspiration passed this setting offers, combined with the relaxation of the countryside, form the right atmosphere for the creation of our stained glass.
The studio offers spaces to work, a wide range of coloured glass, several light tables and all the material needed to create our commissions and support students who wish to undertake a course with us.
The studio also has several fully equipped apartments, which are ideal for artists wishing to spend their residency with us, or students who wish to come and study with IKO Studio.
Should you wish to visit the studio we can be reached easily by car, the A1 motorway (exit at Orvieto and continue to Montefiascone) or by train, our nearest station being which is on the main line between Florence and Rome. We are very happy to pick you up at the station.