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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.

Lugano

Cattedrale San Lorenzo

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Lugano

Villa Ciani

An entirely different villa. A visit in enhanced reality.

Lugano-Carona

Chiesa San Giorgio

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

Rivera

Church Santa Maria degli Angeli - Arch. Mario Botta

Designed by world-famous architect Mario Botta, is a marvel of contemporary architecture and features paintings by Enzo Cucchi.

Signôra

Oratorio di Signôra

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

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.

Vico-Morcote

Morcote Castle

Morcote Castle on Mount Arbostora, at 475 m above sea level, dominates its surrounds.