30 minutes from central Cape Town, and overlooking the breath-taking vista of the Indian Ocean, Casa Labia is a magnificent period palazzo built in 1926 as the residence of the Italian Ambassador. Casa Labia is home to the Labia Family Art Collection, an important collection of Italian and South African Old Masters and 20th Century Art.
It is a peaceful, serene and secluded space with extensive artist studio facilities, ideally suited to solitary or collaborative creative processes. Since 2010, Casa Labia has been run as a not-for-profit Cultural Centre, hosting regular cultural events and art exhibitions. Inspired by its legacy of Italy and South Africa, but in a constant drive for reinvention and relevance, it has sought to recast itself as an important part of the contemporary cultural fabric of Cape Town and the Southern Peninsula.
Now, as the home of Fondazione Labia, Casa Labia will be entering a new and exciting chapter of giving a place of expression to artists and creatives from Africa and the rest of the world.