History and buildings of Monte Verità

Monte Verità, 6612 Ascona, +41 91 785 40 40

In the early twentieth century, a group of people led by Ida Hofmann and Henri Oedenkoven founded a colony on this hill above Ascona. They advocated a new philosophy of living based on an unfettered return to nature, a vegetarian diet, life in the open air with plenty of exposure to the sun, nudism and theosophy. The colony was called the “Monte Verità Sanatorium” and was open to anyone who wanted...

ARCHITECTURE Contemporary architecture
Monte Verità, 6612 Ascona
Tel.: +41 91 785 40 40
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