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Monte Verità

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 airport of Milano.Travelling from Zurich and Geneva is possible as well. 


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.
For more information on the town, click here.

...@ the Congress Center

The participants may lodge at the Monte Verità. The rates per day are for a single room SFR 115.-- and for a double room SFR 160.--, including breakfast. 
Meanwhile Monte Verità is booked out, please organize an accomodation in a hotel in Ascona. Ascona

The booking of hotel rooms in Ascona is on your own responsibility. The hotels following below are in walking distance from the conference site. Comprehensive Ascona Hotel lists are available on the Ticino Hotel website and the Ascona website.

  • Garni Sport (**) 
    Tel. + 41 (0)91 791 00 31; Fax + 41 (0) 91 791 00 74
  • Michelangelo (***) 
    Tel. +41 (0)91 791 80 42; Fax: +41 (0) 91 791 67 32
  • Moro (***) 
    Tel. +41 (0) 91 791 10.81; Fax +41 (0) 91 791 51 69
  • La Perla (***)
    Tel. +41 (0 )91 791 35 77; Fax: +41 (0) 91 791 79 62
  • Hotel Schweizerhof (***)
  • Tobler (****)
    Tel. +41 (0) 91 791 31 57; Fax: +41 (0) 91 791 0569
  • Ascona (****)

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