The wall decoration represents the complete set of the coats of arms of the ancient families of Morcote, who are either extinct or still flourishing. These coats of arms have been redescovered either where they were originaly located or in the Lombardy heraldic archive of the 15th century, principal source for the story of ticinese heraldry.
Heraldic research curated by Carlo Maspoli, heraldist (A.I.H.)
Heraldic designs created by Marco Foppoli, heraldist (A.I.H.)
For further information see “Swiss Heraldic Archives”, 2000-I, 2007-II.