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The Great Escape: Bali

August 19, 2022

Husband and wife duo Marcello Massoni and Michela Foppiani relocated from Italy to Bali, Indonesia, in 2001 to establish Gaya Ceramic, a creative ceramic production company that now spans a design studio and arts center, with its collections shown widely around the world from individual homes to shops, restaurants, resorts and hotels. Marcello teaches in workshops run through Gaya Ceramic Arts Center, while Michela, as creative director, takes charge of designing Gaya’s unique and diverse creations. Here, they share their essential list for experiencing the magic and creativity of Bali.

What should one do, see, buy, eat and experience if they’re visiting Bali for first time?

Must see:
Gunung Kawi temple
Jatiluwih rice terraces
Tenganan Traditional Village
White sand beach

Gaya Ceramic

Gaya Ceramic
John Hardy

Eat at:
Sayan House

Potato Head Sunset Beach Club
Yoga in Ubud
The Bali swing
Volcano trekking

Bali is an artisan’s paradise. What are some of your favourite places, workshops, and stores?

John Hardy
Stone carving

Take us off the beaten track and share a place on the island waiting to be discovered.


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