The Centro Stefano Franscini is a congress center
at the Monte Verità in Ascona under the auspices of the foundation with members
of the Swiss Canton Ticino, the Town Council of Ascona and the Federal
Polytechnics of Lausanne and Zurich.
The Monte Verità and Ascona have a great history
beginning in 1869 with the Russian anarchist Michail Bakunin. For more
information on the history of the region and Monte Verità, click here.
Monte Verità is above Ascona and can be reached
by bus from Locarno. The latter is connected with a train
to Bellinzona from where all destinations can be reached easily, especially the
airports of Zurich, Geneva
Ascona, with a population of about 5'000 is often
called the Queen of Lago Maggiore for its cultural heritage as well as for its
touristic possibilities. It is situated near the delta of the Maggia river, on
the shore of a splendid and sunny bay. It has a mediterranean climate and owns
touristic tradition and the well known hospitality of the Ticinese people.
more information on the town, click here.