Image 0 - Processions of the Holy Week: free guided tour
Image 1 - Processions of the Holy Week: free guided tour

Processions of the Holy Week: free guided tour

Processions of the Holy Week and Trasparenti: free guided tour on Maundy Thursday and Good Friday

During the Easter period the streets of Mendrisio's old town become an open-air museum. The large transparencies 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 about 2 hours and also includes a visit to the Transparent Museum
  • Language of visit: Italian/German
  • Free guided tour

The number of participants is limited to 20 people.
Reservation is compulsory by sending an e-mail to: web@mendrisiottoturismo.ch 


  • OPENING Thu... Fri: 17:30 - 19:30
  • CATEGORIES Local festivals