Arte Giardini Monet

The sixth edition of Sulle tracce del reale (On the Traces of Reality), the open-air art exhibition organized by Accademia Balbo in the Monet Gardens of Bordighera, was inaugurated on June 24th. It has become one of the highlight events of the Ponente Summer.

For years now, in the beautiful gardens of Bordighera, Accademia Balbo has been inviting Italian and international artists to exhibit large-scale artworks.

There are site-specific sculptures and installations as well as paintings and photographs, all of significant dimensions. The artworks interact or play with the contrasts of the garden's meadows and trees.

This edition features the participation of 31 artists, including local, national, and international talents (USA, Monaco, Germany, UK, Norway).

At the same time, the works of students from the drawing course taught by Maestra Marta Acaso and the raku ceramics course taught by Maestra Carol Invernici will be exhibited at the Accademia Balbo gallery, which is adjacent to the Monet Gardens. The exhibition will be open every evening from 6 PM to 11 PM until July 1st, including the closing day.

During the exhibition evenings, there will also be music and theater events.


  • Saturday, June 24th at 6 PM - Inauguration
    The stilt walkers from Fem Spettacoli
  • Thursday, June 29th at 9 PM and second show at 10 PM
    Theater performance: energIA - Valentina Gallinella and Marta Laveneziana
  • Saturday, July 1st at 9 PM
    Live music, Jazzy quartet: jazz standards and more

WHEN > from 24 June 2023 to 01 July 2023

Contacts Ufficio di Informazione e Accoglienza Turistica IATVia Vittorio Emanuele 172, presso i Giardini del Palazzo del Parco