Mendrisiotto: for the culture vulture

Mendrisiotto: for the culture vulture

Mendrisiotto enjoys culture. Discover a region where the whole range of the arts is very well represented. You’ll see how painting, sculpture, architecture, theatre, music and literature can produce unique, spectacular artworks.
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The Musei d'arte del Mendrisiotto (MAM) aims to strengthen visibility, promote knowledge and enhance the rich offer of art museums in the region: the m.a.x. museum in Chiasso, the Mendrisio Art Museum, the Vincenzo Vela Museum in Ligornetto, the Giovanni Züst Cantonal Art Gallery in Rancate and the Mendrisio Theatre of Architecture.

Culture and museums for everyone, large and small. Visitors are spoilt for choice. Within Monte San Giorgio lie remnants of fish and reptiles from over 240 million years ago. 
Don’t forget your camera!

Mendrisiotto has produced great architects, whose works are admired all over the world. It’s difficult not to fall for Mario Botta’s architecture, especially after a visit to his Academy in Mendrisio.

There are many reasons to visit Mendrisio, one of which is the historical and cultural value of the town centre.

Whether you want to follow the map or let yourself be guided through the historic centre, the audio guide offered by Mendrisiotto Turismo allows you to discover history and traditions of the region.

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