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Art Presences

Our territory has an extraordinary heritage that only awaits to be discovered or rediscovered. Religious and lay buildings, sculptures and ancient abodes disseminated all over the Sottoceneri region recount the history of a region that offers architectural jewels of great value.

Miglieglia

Antica Parrocchia
S. Stefano al Colle

A Medieval rectangular building restored in the years 1959/1971, whose present choir perhaps replaces an old semi-circular apse.

Lugano

Cattedrale San Lorenzo

A remarkable building with a Renaissance facade. Inside there are many frescoes and valuable Baroque decorations.

Ponte Capriasca

Chiesa di Sant'Ambrogio

Inside one can admire a fresco of the sixteenth century, an excellent reproduction of the Last Supper by Leonardo da Vinci.

Castagnola

Chiesa San Giorgio

Located in a unique scenic setting. A part of the high, rectangular building still consists of medieval masonry. The latest renovation dates back to 1972/73.

Lugano-Carona

Chiesa San Giorgio

A majestic building from the late Renaissance with remarkable stuccoes and frescoes from the 15th and 16th century.

Lugano

Chiesa Santa Maria degli Angeli

The Church of Santa Maria degli Angeli is the most important church of Lugano. It contains the famous Renaissance fresco of the Passion and the Crucifixion by the Italian artist Bernardino Luini.

Campione d'Italia

Chiesa Santa Maria dei Ghirli

A pilgrimage destination. It includes important frescoes from the 13th and 17th Century. As already documented in 674 it was a church dedicated to the Madonna.

Morcote

Chiesa Santa Maria del Sasso

In the church is possible to admire frescoes from various periods, a beautiful illusionistic dome and a 1700 organ.

Gentilino

Chiesa Sant'Abbondio

The Parish Church of Sant'Abbondio is set away from the village, in a picturesque location. It can be reached via an avenue flanked by cypress trees.

Tesserete

Chiesa Santo Stefano

It is documented since 1078. Its present look follows a renovation. Other reconstruction works and restorations were respectively completed in the third quarter of the 18th century and in 1935.

Rivera

Church Santa Maria degli Angeli - Arch. Mario Botta

The Chiesa Santa Maria degli Angeli, built between 1992 and 1996 and designed by the world-famous architect Mario Botta, is an architectural marvel.

Bigorio

Convento Santa Maria dei Frati Cappuccini

Founded in 1535 as the first Swiss site of the Franciscan Friars.
The building was enlarged and transformed during the 17th and 18th Century.

Morcote

Monumental Cemetery

Nature, history and architecture harmoniously are intertwined at the impressive terraced cemetery built in 1750 and which still towers majestically over the village.

Morcote

Monumental Complex

Start from the lakefront, climb the first part of the monumental flight of steps and you’ll reach Sant’ Antonio Abate church.

Oratorio di Sant’Ambrogio al castello di Camignolo

National Historic Monument. Built in the X century, it contains frescoes from different periods, including the late Romanesque cycle in the apse.

Signôra

Oratorio di Signôra

The oratory was built in 1819 on a hill with a beautiful panoramic view of the Val Colla.

Morcote

Torre del Capitano

Beautified by a splendid twin arched window, the 50 metre, three floor tower was built in 1249 as the final element in the village’s defence walls.