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Discover the Trasparenti


The new Museo di Casa Croci provides an opportunity to take a close-up look at these wonderful objects and learn about how they were made, as well as to gain a better understanding of the various types of trasparenti used in the historical Processions of Mendrisio, official candidates for inclusion on the UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage List.

Trasparenti are illuminated nocturnal paintings used to embellish the ancient town along the route of the Maundy Thursday and Good Friday processions. For the local people they represent an integral part of a much-loved folk tradition that has changed very little over the years.
On procession days the paintings attract tens of thousands of people from all over the canton of Ticino and from other countries, drawn by the scenic beauty and intensity of the celebrations.
Venue: Museo del Trasparente, piazzale municipio, 6850 Mendrisio
Period: All year round. Thursday and Saturday from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. On request.
Extended opening hours during the Easter period t.b.c.
Duration: approx. 1 hour
Max./min. participants: min. 15, max. 25
Disabled access: Yes
Languages spoken: I / EN