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Discovering Mario Botta's architecture in Mendrisio


This tour will take you on a journey of discovery of a series of primarily public architectural developments in the centre of Mendrisio, all designed by the architect Mario Botta during different periods. Your guide will provide you with information about the history and architecture of the various places you visit.

The guided tour starts near the tourist office headquarters and its first stop is the large building in Piazzale alla Valle. After a short walk through the historical town centre, you will visit the university campus, where you will see the academy of architecture, the library and the architecture theatre. Lastly, the tour will take you to the “Fuoriporta” building, which houses Mario Botta’s workshop. When here, you will visit the adjacent building where the municipal services are based.

This trip lasts around 2 hours and will give you the chance to find out more about the architect Mario Botta and his work, introducing you to his architectural decisions and materials. An unmissable opportunity!

For more information and bookings please call +41 91 641 30 50

Tours organised in partnership with the Guide SI association (www.guidesi.ch)

Duration of the visit about 2 hours

Minimum number of participants 10 people

Price per person CHF 16.-


Visits for small groups can also be arranged on request. Price to be confirmed.

Requests for this guided tour must be submitted at least 3 days in advance to [email protected] and are subject to the availability of the guide. Payment may be made in cash on the day itself, directly at the Mendrisiotto Turismo office.

© foto E. Cano