Culture

Museums and art galleries

Gallery Poma
6922 Morcote

Permanently works by major artists from Ticino and foreigners. Afro, Guttuso, Morlotti, Music, Dova, Dobrzanski, Crippa, Baj, Dorazio, Rognoni, Marconi, Sutherland, root, Valenti, Corty, Boldini, Filipinos, Cassinari, Santomaso, Tallone, Arman, Adami, Goldschmidt, Franzoni and others…

Tel: +41 91 996 17 77
Fax: +41 91 996 17 77

9m2 Gallery
Katia Mandelli Ghidini
Riva dal Garavell 20
CH-6922 Morcote

www.9m2.gallery
katia@9m2.gallery
Tel: +41 76 336 99 08

Photography, video, training, vernissages, art, exhibitions, books, book presentations, craft games, paintings, prints.

Eliane
Strecia da Mèzz 8
6921 Vico Morcote

Paintings and ceramics

Tel: +41 91 996 12 93

LAC Lugano Art and Culture
piazza Bernardino Luini 6
6900 Lugano
www.luganolac.ch
Museo cantonale d’Arte
Via Canova 10
6900 Lugano

Opening hours: Tuesday 14:00 – 17:00
Opening hours: Wed-Sun: 10:00 – 17:00

Tel: +41 91 910 47 80

Museo Civico di Belle Arti
Villa Ciani, (Municipal Park)
6900 Lugano
Opening hours: Tue-Sun:
10:00 – 12:00 / 14:00 – 18:00
Tel: +41 58 866 71 96
www.lugano.ch/cultura
Museum of modern art
Villa Malpensata
Riva Caccia 5
6900 Lugano
Opening hours: 10:00 – 12:00 / 14:00 – 18:00
Tel: +41 91 866 69 08
www.mdam.ch
Museo Cantonale di Storia Naturale
Viale Cattaneo 4, 6900 Lugano
Opening hours: Tue-sat: 09.00 – 12:00/14:00 – 17:00 (free entrance)
Tel: +41 91 911 53 80
Museo storico Villa Saroli
Viale Stefano Franscini 9, 6900 Lugano
Opening hours: Tue-sat: 14:00 – 18:00
Tel: +41 58 866 72 01
Museum of Swiss Customs
Cantine di Gandria, (opposite Gandria by boat)
Hours: from April to October 13:30 – 17:30 (free entrance)
Tel: +41 91 923 98 43
Tel: +41 91 910 48 11
Hermann Hesse Museum
6926 Montagnola
Testimonies of the past 43 years of life of the poet, painter and scriitore, Nobel Prize winner.
Lived until his death in 1962 in Montagnola.
Open: from March to October: Tuesday-Sunday: 10:00 – 12:30/14:00 – 18:30
Timetable: from November to February: Saturday and Sunday: 10:00 – 12:30/14:00 – 18:30
Tel: +41 91 993 37 70
Alprose Chocolate Museum
Via Rompada, 6987 Caslano
Timetable: from Monday to Friday: 09:00 – 18:00
Hours: Saturday and Sunday: 09:00 – 17:000
Tel: +41 91 611 88 56
Fax: +41 91 606 51 85
www.alprose.ch
Fishing Museum
6987 Caslano
More than 500 objects and tools, and a series of stuffed fish documenting
the activities of our fishing.
Hours: from April to October: Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday: 14:00 – 17:00
Tel: +41 91 606 63 63
Museo d’Arte Sacra
6937 Breno
Tel: +41 91 605 47 35
(by appointment)
Museo Internazionale del San Gottardo
Un museo unico del suo genere sulla sommità del celebre passo a 2100 m. di altitudine.
Orario: da giugno a ottobre: 09:00 – 18:00

Churches

Lugano via Cattedrale
SAN LORENZO

Cathedral with Renaissance façade (1517). On the columns inside, frescoes from the 14th-16th centuries.
Lugano piazza B. Luini
SANTA MARIA DEGLI ANGIOLI

Splendid frescoes by Bernardino Luini, 2Passione “and the” Cenacolo “(1529).
Lugano Piazza Dante
SANT’ANTONIO

Baroque style. Petrini’s works and frescos of the brothers Torricelli.
Lugano Corso Elvezia
BASILICA SACRO CUORE

Lombard-Romanesque 1922-27. Crypt of Bishop Bacciarini.
Castagnola piazza San Giorgio 1
SAN GIORGIO

17th-century building with frescoes and stuccoes of the ESA. XVIII. panoramic view.
Gentilino
SANT’ABBONDIO

Church and cemetery with the graves of Hermann Hesse and Hugo Ball.
Bigorio
CONVENTO SANTA MARIA DEL BIGORIO

Built in 1535.
Ponte Capriasca
SANT’AMBROGIO

With the famous copy of the fresco of the “Supper” of Leonardo da Vinci (ca. 1547).
Morcote
SANTA MARIA DEL SASSO

Monumental scale, organ. Monumental cemetery, the graves of Eugene d’Albert, and Moissi Baklanoff.
Tesserete
SANTO STEFANO

Romanesque building with Baroque Choir. Neoclassical main altar by Luigi Canonica. Frescos dated XV century.
Miglieglia
SANTO STEFANO

Frescoes in 1511. Romanesque Bell Tower. National Monument.
Riva San Vitale
BATTISTERO

Built in the 5th century, is one of the oldest places of Christian worship; within the medieval baptismal font and frescoes of the 12th century. SANTA CROCE Romanesque-style building on the central plan and three capelle erected in the 16th century by the family of the cross. Inside there are frescoes of the 12th century.

Books

Morcote’s Art and History
Mario and Sergio Caratti
Salvioni Editions CHF 50.-

Morcote, Cersio’s Pearl
Adriano Antonini

Charles Meazza Editions CHF 16.50.-EURO 11.00