Image 0 - Processions of the Holy Week and Trasparenti
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Processions of the Holy Week and Trasparenti

Processions of the Holy Week and Trasparenti: guided tour during Holy Week

During the Easter period the streets of Mendrisio's old town become an open-air museum. The large trasparenti that characterise Mendrisio's Holy Week Processions are displayed and tell the story of a living tradition that was inscribed on the UNESCO Representative List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in 2019.

The guided tour will introduce the discovery of this living tradition and the painting technique used to create the large, unique translucent paintings. A rich and exciting experience that will allow you to understand the value of the tradition that has allowed the Mendrisio Holy Week Processions to reach the present day.

The guided tour accompanied by a professional guide lasts 2 hours and also includes a visit to the Museo del Trasparente.

Languages: IT/DE/FR/EN/ES

Cost of the visit:

  • CHF 170.- group rate for a maximum of 15 people  
  • Rates for individual participants (depending on the number of participants, the guide will confirm the visit and the cost):
  • CHF 15.- p.p. with a minimum of 12 confirmed persons
  • CHF 22.- p.p. with a minimum of 8 confirmed persons
  • CHF 43.- p.p. with a minimum of 4 confirmed persons

The visit will also take place in the event of rain.

For those who wish to book only a guided tour of the Transparent Museum, the duration of the visit is 1 hour and the cost will be indicated on the basis of the number of participants.

Booking is compulsory by sending an e-mail to: web@mendrisiottoturismo.ch

Cancellation terms

- With notice more than 5 days before tour date: no penalty
- With notice 5 to 3 days before tour date: 50% of cost
- With notice less than 3 days before tour date: 100% of cost
All cancellations must be sent in writing.


  • OPENING Mon... Sun: 10:00 / 14:00
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