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Discover the Trasparenti

Casa Croci: Museo del Trasparente.

The 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 Processioni della Settimana Santa di Mendrisio (historical Easter processions), recognised in the UNESCO list of Intangible Cultural Heritage.

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 Casa Croci, Via 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: IT / EN


  • TIMETABLE Thursday: 14:00 - 18:00
    Saturday: 14:00 - 18:00